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Proview allows you to merge and split files, rotate flip and scale individual pages, or all pages, crop pages and modify the document information.

  • Visual drag and drop preview for adding text
  • Edit page labels for page ranges or individual pages
  • Rearrange PDF pages with drag and drop
  • Drag and drop pages between documents
  • Text justification, opacity, unicode and special characters, and other new text features
  • Edit Trim, Art, Bleed and Crop boxes per-page or for many pages
  • It can edit encrypted files, and can decrypt and encrypt PDF documents.
  • You can more...

What's New

Version 1.5.0:

Note: 1.5.0 is a paid upgrade (23.55 USD) for users of the previous version.
  • Text now completely interactive. Lots of new text formatting options, including transparency.
  • Set Bleed, Trim and art boxes
  • Drag and drop pages between files instantly, and drag whole files in too
  • Edit page labels en-masse
  • More intuitive, interactive interface with fewer modal dialogs


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Coherentgraphics (Developer) Member IconDev+6
Coherentgraphics (Developer)


This is the developer here!

You may have noticed that Proview is on promotion today.

We'll be answering email queries quickly all day - please email



Coherent Graphics

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Version 1.5.0

I am looking for a good PDF editor that can do OCR on scanned PDF's for bills etc. as well as combining PDF ages into one document. Does this software have the OCR functionality?



When the write up says that Proview can edit encrypted pdfs does that mean it can do so without knowing the encryption password? ie can it crack the file?

Macmenno Member IconComment+2

It should have been mentioned that version 1.5 is a paid ($24) upgrade.

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Version 1.5.0

Thanks for the heads-up. I couldn't find that info on the developer's site; where'd you find that?


I guess, only registered users received that information.
On june 25, I received an email from the developer with an upgrade offer:


Proview 1.5 adds significant new features, whilst improving interactivity; functionality which required dialog boxes is now live and interactive.

Adding text is now completely interactive with the new text inspector
Merge and reorder pages within and between documents by drag and drop
Unicode now supported throughout
PDF manipulation almost twice as fast
Edit page labels
Supports OS X Lion and Snow Leopard
Handles malformed files better
More that 50 other changes and improvements
Upgrade now for just $24 / €19 / £15 (Ends 30th July 2012)


The mail also contains a (personalized?) link to the upgrade page.

So, after almost 2 years without updates/bug fixes, the version number jumps from 1.2 to 1.5 and is a paid upgrade.

Coherent Graphics Ltd (Developer)


The update email went out to all purchasers but in case it was caught in your spam trap, here's the update page:



Thanks for the info! I've added that to the listing.

Galileo Member IconComment-2

I paid $30.53 for Proview PDF Editor 1.2, and only downloaded a trial version; 'proview-trial.dmg'. I demand a swift and full refund.

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Version 1.2
Coherent Graphics Ltd (Developer)


You need to apply the license code you were given to turn it into the full version!

If you'd still like a refund, you'll need to contact us directly - macupdate is just a software listing site, and no-one saw your message until we happened upon it in these comments.

All the best,

Coherent Graphics Ltd

Fabrizio-Deledda Member IconComment+4

Do not conform to MacOS X user interface standard: no drag&drop to organize the pages or add a file, even in the merge function you must do all using dialogs and inserting pages numbers instead of viewing the pages that you are moving/merging.
It looks like a Windows App, not a MacOS App!

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Version 1.2
Coherent Graphics Ltd (Developer)


Thanks for your comments. You'll be pleased to know that the latest version (1.5) addresses many of your concerns:

1. Drag and drop of pages and files is now supported including in the merge function

2. Dialog use is much reduced - the add text functionality is now completely live, and page ranges can be selected visually.

There's plenty of new functionality too.

Again, thank you for your feedback. It's much appreciated.

Coherent Graphics Ltd

Sandwich Member IconComment+22

What's with the brutal toolbar icons?

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Version 1.2
Pedro-Fardilha Member IconComment+222

Hi there.
I'm not trying to be ironic, but I truly would like to know what could be the difference between the (apparently similar) functions of Proview PDF Editor and the ones already built-in on the preview.app of Snow Leopard.
Thank you!

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Version 1.0


Here's a short list of extra Proview features over Preview:

o Merge files from a folder, taking only certain pages if required
o Split document to several files
o Add and remove metadata
o Add and remove attachments
o Edit Crop, Trim, Art and Bleed boxes
o Thicken Hairlines
o Blacken text, lines or fills
o Rotate and shift page contents
o Scale pages
o Flip horizontally or vertically
o Add text and page numbers to many pages all at once
o Impose Two-up
o Make draft documents by omitting images


OK, so how does Proview compare to PDFPen and PDFPen Pro?

Coherent Graphics Ltd (Developer)

With regards to PDFpen - it's a great product, but for a rather different audience - Proview specialises in batch operations over multiple pages, and in technical alterations to the PDF - I believe PDFpen is better suited to people who want to add annotations and deal with PDF forms and other user-level function - we don't provide functionality for those things.

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Date 12 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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