Welcome to the PStill/Win home page!Welcome to the download page of PStill/Win - a PDF converter system for use with MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Click here to proceed direct to the download link.
You can find versions for other operating systems on the PStill main page. Here you can see some screenshots that show its use. Part of the distribution is also a command line module which can be used for batch conversion or as a virtual printing device.
Frank Siegert disclaims all warranties with regard to this software, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness, in no event shall Frank Siegert be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software.
All names and symbols are used for identification purpose only. PStill is a registered trademark ('wordmark') of Frank Siegert. All trademarks belongs to their respective owners. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc. and is used for identification purpose only. This website and its contents are located in Germany.
This software is a copyrighted work and distributed as shareware - you may try it out and if you find it useful you must register the software and purchase an activation key. This key will remove the limitations of the program and the watermark it places on the generated output and allows you to use the software on the licensed number of systems. Please register the software to help further development.
See also the PStill main page for legal and contact information.
The PStill distribution is tested before it is put on its web site with Kaspersky and Avira AntiVirus and the most recent database updates. Please read this information if your Anitvirus software claims a problem and update your antivirus databases.
PStill/Win installs completely local in one folder (can even be used from an USB stick), it does not change or try to update your system with DLLs or similar, it does not 'phone home' and it does not contain 'spyware' or 'adware' of any kind. PStill is self-contained, it does not need or download any other components. As the installer is unsigned Windows 8 and 10 may complain about a potential unsafe application, you can install it safely anyway. My full contact information can be found on the main page in case of questions or comments.
Please send questions to this address, Thank you!
August 2016 Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' note: The Windows 10 Smart Screen web filter may complain about a potential unsafe download. This is a false warning. PStill contains no malware or adware and will run on Windows 10 Anniversary Update just fine.
PStill received a 'Safe to Install' award from Findmysoft.com.
Download PStill for Windows as of 29. July 2015
For a list of changes see the Readme that is contained within the installation. On Windows 8, depending on the systems security settings, it is possible the system will warn you on installation about an unsigned installer app. You can continue by clicking on 'Show more information' and select 'install'. When run as evaluation the program is throttled and displays an extra message.
1.86.14 has many new features, improved image output modes, improves compatibility, can handle PNGs (incl. transparency) as source and target format, is faster and fixes issues reported with 1.84.34. See the readme for a list of changes.
PStill comes with two command line tools: 'pdflin' to linearize PDF and 'pdfasm' to concat PDF fast. See the command line tutorial for more information.
All versions now come with a user friendly Windows-style installer program and can now use the system fonts as templates for its PostScript base font set. To update just install over the old installation (be sure to save any changed config files like PStillConfig.inf or fontsub.table before!).
Addons extends the functionality of PStill/Win. They install 'on-top' of PStill, so be sure to install PStill/Win first.
Please tryout the software first and when you find it working for your conversion needs you can order a license key for the program online. Without license key the program runs but will paint a watermark on each page it produces and will wait for 10 seconds before starting a conversion run.
The PostScript 'normalizing' (PSRW-type) license also includes the option to output directly to PostScript and EPS additional to the ability to output to PDF. The standard license does always output to PDF.
See this information about the license options.
Questions regarding the licensing options? Send me an email.
Setup PStill as automatic PDF printer in WindowsPStill can work as standalone application or be part of the printer mechanism on Windows. You can print from an application program (like e.g. Microsoft Word or Excel) and a PDF is automatically created on your system or the server where PStill runs.
- PStill v1.65 and newer can work as a virtual print server, accepting jobs from the Windows Printer Driver locally or over the network - no additional software is needed. See 'PStill_Guide.pdf' (installed by the PStill installer) page 16 and 25 on how to setup or click here, here (MS Vista) and here (Windows 7).
- All PStill versions on all Windows platfroms can be setup'd to use the command line module to convert jobs directly, read here: How to setup PStill/Win to work as a virtual printer