Information about PDF file format

Name PDF
Full name PDF - Portable Document Format
File extension .pdf
MIME type application/pdf, application/x-pdf, application/x-bzpdf, application/x-gzpdf
Developed by Adobe Systems
Type of format Document format
Description The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
Technical details The PDF combines three technologies: A subset of the PostScript page description programming language, for generating the layout and graphics. A font-embedding/replacement system to allow fonts to travel with the documents. A structured storage system to bundle these elements and any associated content into a single file, with data compression where appropriate.
Associated programs Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Google Docs, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, Foxit Reader, Ghostscript.
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format