Lo and Behold! You Can Edit, View and Modify PDF Files For Free

By | June 16, 2015
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Edit, View, and Modify PDF Files with PDF Eraser

There are a lot of free PDF viewers out there, but not many allow you to edit PDF files, change text, erase text, cut pages, add images, remove images, etc.

We found PDF Eraser after we had selected our Freeware Pick this week, otherwise it would have been our Freeware Pick. So you can look at it this way: If you don’t like our Freeware Pick this week (and we think you’ll really like it), you might like PDF Eraser.

We tested it pretty well. We were able to erase text, add images, and generally edit PDF documents very easily. Is it a full-blown PDF editor? Nope. But then again it’s free and allows you to alter PDF files in ways you can’t do with most free PDF viewers.

Well, here will show you. This is a screen shot of TC editing a PDF document with PDF Eraser on Windows 7:

Above — We took a PDF file and added text and an image, as well as erased and added text to the PDF document.

Pretty cool, eh?

Now here’s TC totally  being goofy with a PDF document, erasing stuff, sticking in cucumbers where they don’t belong. (Did you know that EB puts cucumber slices on her baggy, bulging eyes at night? She does. It doesn’t do anything but make her smell like a pickle.) You can see the PDF Cutter is open, and unlike a Coast Guard cutter this doesn’t float, but it does crop and cut PDF files to your like.


Above: TC takes EB’s cucumber slices and messes around screwing up a PDF document on purpose. Notice the PDF Cutter thingie.

Here’s what the folks at PDF Eraser have to say (and there are some good tutorials on the PDF Eraser Web site, so be sure you take a look):

PDF Eraser is a Windows application that deletes and erases text, images, logos and all unnecessary objects from PDF files. Users can use the program to remove some original content from a PDF file, and then add their text and images. Besides that, PDF Eraser has a built-in PDF Page Cutter, which allows users to delete unnecessary PDF pages. Considering lots of scanned PDF documents, PDF Eraser also added the PDF Rotating function rotates PDF pages properly with 2 clicks.

PDF Eraser works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8x, and Windows 10. It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit  systems.

We tested this program on June 16, 2015 and found no malware or additional software bundled with the installer. We downloaded it from the author’s site. If you download it from somewhere else you should be careful. C|Net, Softonics, SourceForge, FileHippo, and other download sites are starting to bundle malware, PUPs, adware and other junk with their downloads. So if you want PDF Eraser and you don’t want malware or bundles of junkware – download from the author’s site.

To learn more about, download PDF Eraser, or view the excellent tutorials go to http://www.pdferaser.net/ .

5 thoughts on “Lo and Behold! You Can Edit, View and Modify PDF Files For Free

  1. Davec1

    Gave this freebie a try and was very disappointed.
    It does little for you, then you end up with a watermark on the page.
    Not worth the bother.
    D

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    1. infoave Post author

      I have no idea what you’re talking about – there was no watermark. Additionally we shared screenshots of the tests we did with the program, where are the watermarks?

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  2. Lee

    Sound good although haven’t tried it yet. As for your comment in reference to download sites, if I can’t download directly from the authors site then I either find an alternative application or figure that I can do without it. I simply don’t trust anything but the authors sites. Having said that, I have found an alternative application in the case of Irfanview as they have only third party download sites from which to get the latest version. So, bye bye Irfanview. Will give you my opinion on PDF Reader when I have time to test. Thanks for everything…….

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    1. infoave Post author

      We have tried, over the years, hundreds of photo viewers and have yet to find one as fast or lightweight as Irfanview – if you’ve found something equal or better, we’d love to hear about it. We’ve been using Irfanview since Windows 95 – two decades.

      You can download a portable version of Irfanview from many places, including Portableapps.com and from http://download.freewarefiles.net/files/iview438.zip

      Since there is no installer with a portable app, there is nothing bundled. Simply unzip & run the executable. You can make shortcut to it on your desktop, taskbar or start menu with a click or two.

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  3. Lee

    I completely agree that Irfanview is very fast and lightweight. It does just about everything for which most users will find a need. I do not know of another program that is its equal. Currently I am using Paintshop Pro 6x, which is not nearly as fast and, IMO, overkill for most users needs. However, it works, its readily available, and is supported. I’m actually having fun playing with its many features. Thanks so much for the information on Irfanview Portable. I have already downloaded it and will install it soon. I appreciate it. Take care and know that your efforts are sincerely appreciated. — Lee

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