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PDFill PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser

PDFill PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser lets you redact or remove sensitive content (Text, Image, Shapes, Commenting) before you distribute a PDF.

The visible text and graphics from a document is permanently removed.  In place of the removed items, you can have redaction marks that appear as colored boxes, or you can leave the area blank.

Inside Adobe reader, you can check to see if the deleted information is still there.

You can extract the original image or replace it with a new image. You can copy the original text to clipboard or replace with a new Single Line Text (Font may not be the same).

Use Redact/Eraser Color

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 1: Delete All Original Contents

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 2: Delete Original Image Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 3: Delete Original Text Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 4: Delete Original Shape Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 5: Delete Original Comment Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 6: Delete Original PDF Form Field Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 7: Delete All Original Comments

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 8: Delete All Original Form Fields


Inside PDFill PDF Editor, there are 3 steps to do redaction:

Step 1. Pop up the Redaction/Eraser Menu

From Edit Menu => Delete   From Insert Menu => Redaction & Eraser  

or From Format Toolbar and Click Icon to pop up the Redaction/Eraser Menu

Redaction Color

If you need to mark the area to be deleted, from Redaction/Eraser Menu, check the Button "Use Redaction/Eraser Color" and then select a color. The default is Red color.

You can also change it from PDFill Options => Default Value

Step 2. Select a function:

Use Redact/Eraser Color

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 1: Delete All Original Contents

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 2: Delete Original Image Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 3: Delete Original Text Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 4: Delete Original Shape Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 5: Delete Original Comment Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 6: Delete Original PDF Form Field Only

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 7: Delete All Original Comments

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 8: Delete All Original Form Fields

Step 3. Save into a new PDF to see the effect


4. Screenshot:

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 1: Delete All Original Contents

(See Example PDF before Redaction/Eraser,  PDF after Redaction/Eraser,  and the Example PDFill Project File)
Inside Adobe Reader, the original PDF BEFORE the redaction:
Inside PDFill PDF Editor, the Original Objects Marked for Redaction/Eraser: The PDF Form Fields have been deleted immediately. The comments are marked also.  
Inside Adobe Reader AFTER Redaction/Eraser: All the text, shape, comment and form field inside the selection box are erased. Part of image that was inside the box was erased.  

If you click the PDF and zoom inside,  you can see the difference after the redaction :

Left: Before Redaction/Eraser Right: After Redaction/Eraser

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 2: Delete Original Image Only

(See Example PDF before Redaction/Eraser,  PDF after Redaction/Eraser,  and the Example PDFill Project File)
Inside Adobe Reader, the original PDF BEFORE the redaction:
Inside PDFill PDF Editor, the Original Objects Marked for Redaction/Eraser: The left image was selected entirely; The right image was selected partially.  
Inside Adobe Reader AFTER Redaction/Eraser: The left image was totally erased; Part of the right image was erased. If there is no redaction color, this area will be transparent. 

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 3: Delete Original Text Only

(See Example PDF before Redaction/Eraser, PDF after Redaction/Eraser,  and the Example PDFill Project File)
Inside Adobe Reader, the original PDF BEFORE the redaction
Inside PDFill PDF Editor, the Original texts Marked for Redaction
Inside Adobe Reader AFTER Redaction

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 4: Delete Original Shape Only

See Example PDF before Redaction/Eraser, PDF after Redaction/Eraser,  and the Example PDFill Project File)
Inside PDFill PDF Editor, the Original area Marked for Redaction
Inside Adobe Reader AFTER Redaction

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 5: Delete Original Comment Only

(See Example PDF before Redaction/Eraser,  PDF after Redaction/Eraser,  and the Example PDFill Project File)
Inside Adobe Reader, the original PDF BEFORE the redaction:
Inside PDFill PDF Editor, the Original Comments Marked for Redaction/Eraser.
Inside Adobe Reader AFTER Redaction/Eraser

PDF Redaction & PDF Eraser 6: Delete Original PDF Form Field Only

(See Example PDF before Redaction/Eraser, PDF after Redaction/Eraser,  and the Example PDFill Project File)
Inside Adobe Reader, the original PDF BEFORE the redaction:
Inside PDFill PDF Editor, the Original form fields Marked for Redaction/Eraser.
Inside Adobe Reader AFTER Redaction/Eraser. The selected original PDF Form Fields were deleted.

 

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