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The PDF Guide: File Size And Creation Time Tested

Summary Table

Adobe Acrobat 9 StandardFoxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0FreePDF 4.02PDFCreator 1.0.1
PDF Printeryesyesyesyes
Scan PDFyesyesnono
Encryptionyes (AES 256-bit)yes (AES 256-bit)yes (AES 128-bit)no
Edit PDFyesyesnono
Create Formsyesyesnono
Merge several PDFsyesyesyes (very slow)no
Commentyesyesnono
Cost$299 (Standard), $449 (Pro), $699 (Pro Extended)$129FreeFree