Pdfcrowd Versioning

This page provides information about versioning of Pdfcrowd products.

Pdfcrowd runs multiple converter versions that perform conversions between document formats. These converters are available via an HTTP interface (API) that is also versioned. Additionally, there are API client libraries (SDKs) for many programming languages and frameworks that allow easy implementation of the API and these client-side libraries are versioned as well.

In general, older versions are frozen and do not receive any fixes or updates.


The Pdfcrowd API provides access to converters.

API v2
The current Pdfcrowd API version. New features and updates go here.
getVersion() provides a detailed information about the version you are currently using.
API v1
The original Pdfcrowd API version. It is not available to new accounts. Frozen


Different versions may produce different results. The newer versions should provide better support for latest web technologies.

version 20.10
New features and updates go to this version. Available via API v2.
version 18.10
Available via API v2. Frozen
version 08.10
Available via API v1. Frozen

API client libraries

The version number consists of three parts: "major.minor.patch". The patch number is incremented for minor changes and bug fixes which do not change the API. The minor version is incremented for releases which add new, but backward-compatible, API features. The major version is incremented for API changes which are not fully backward-compatible.

Each release is bound to a particular converter version. This can be explicitly overriden with setConverterVersion().

version >= 5.0.0
API v2, converters: 20.10 (default), 18.10
version >= 4.0.0 and < 5.0.0
API v2, converters: 18.10
version < 4.0.0
API v1, converters: 08.10

WordPress plugins

version >= 2.0
API v2, converters: 18.10, 20.10.
version < 2.0
API v2, converters: 18.10.

Other Tools

The free version of the tools below uses the latest converter version. Paying users can select the converter.