PDF lite: A free and open source PDF reader and converter

PDF lite is a free and open source PDF viewer and PDF printer. You can convert any document or image to a PDF file – doc to PDF and jpg to PDF

Features – what can PDF lite do?

  • PDF Reader

    View PDF documents quickly and easily with all common features such as search, print and zoom. The perfect lite PDF reader.

  • PDF Converter

    Convert files to PDF like Word to PDF, JPG to PDF, Images to PDF & more. Any program that can print, can convert to PDF.

  • Minimalistic Design

    Simplicity should have a higher priority than a lot of features. It concentrates on reading the document, not the PDF viewer software.

  • Always Free

    PDF lite is completely free open source software. You may use it as long as you wish, with no registration required.

  • Open Source

    Expanded from the SumatraPDF project, PDF lite is open source and will benefit from community driven development.

  • Multilingual

    Can be used in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, and many more languages.

Installing PDF lite

Clicking the download button begins your installation of PDF lite.


  • Testimonials

    PDF lite is free, open source and very light. View a PDF file and it loads quick and runs well. What more would you want? Oh and it’s free and can be used as a PDF converter!

    Samuel Phillip Thomson, New York — USA

    PDF lite is the best program to convert from Word to PDF. Just type your document in Microsoft Word and then select PDF lite as the printer. Doc to pdf! Simple!

    Lauren Davies, Manchester — UK

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    Current Version: 1.1.0
    Memory fix for comic books, Support for JP2 images
    13th June 2014
    Source Code — Current Release, based on the Sumatra PDF project.
    GPLv3 – Open Source