PDF417Decode CD-ROM

PDF417 Decoder - pdf417decode

PDF417Decode reads a PDF417 image or a text file containing barcode string created by PDF417 Fontware & Writer SDK 4 and print text encoded. It works on Windows 200 and above, including XP, Vista and Windows 7. 64-bit executable is included.

System Requirements

  • Windows 2000 or above, with GDI+ installed.
  • The 64-bit version requires 64-bit Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.


pdf417decode [imagefile|stringfile|-i]

PDF417decode takes one parameter, which can be one of the following (a) the path of the image file. The file can be JPEG, PNG, TIF or GIF. Or (b) a text file that contains the barcode string (generated by PDF417 Fontware & Writer SDK 4). The file name must have .txt as the extension. Or (c) -i, which means that the barcode string will be entered through input.

pdf417decode screenshot

The following commands are valid:

1. decode image file test-pdf417-scan.png
pdf417decode test-pdf417-scan.png

2. decode barcode string, stored in test-barstr.txt
pdf417decode test-barstr.txt

3. decode barcode string, entered through std input (C stdin)
pdf417decode -i


The decoder does not work with rotated images. It does not decode properly if the PDF417 barcode contains ECI or MacroPDF417 block. The foreground and background colors of the image must be in black and white. It may not work well on colored barcodes.


This product is offered as freeware; and no support is offered. If you have questions regarding this program, post it to Morovia Community Forum.