.PDF-1 File Extension

Portable Document Format

General Information

Title PDF File Extension
Extension .pdf
Full Form Portable Document Format
File Type Document File
Developer Adobe Inc.
MIME Type application/pdf

File Function

Primary Function Document exchange
Additional Functions Printable, Embeddable media
Features Multi-platform, Fixed layout

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable With software

Use Cases

Document Sharing Yes
Official Documentation Yes
E-books Yes
Forms Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Embedded scripts
Best Practices Update reader, Disable JavaScript

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1993
ISO Standard ISO 32000-1:2008

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ai, .ps, .eps, .xps

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Acrobat Reader Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
Foxit Reader Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Google Chrome Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS