Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.

What's with the name?


Discuss poppler on the poppler mailing list, or visit the #poppler irc channel on irc.freenode.org.

Poppler Wiki.


The latest stable release is poppler-0.35.0.tar.xz, released on August 9, 2015:

         * Fix assert in broken file. Bug #91344
         * Adjust memory layout computation of GooString
         * Make SplashBitmap XBGR transfer alpha channel
         * Splash: Fix wrong writes on non rgb outputs. Bug #90570
         * Splash: remove ifndef in Windows code
         * GlobalParamsWin bugfixes. Bug #91053

         * Switch default image format
         * Add IgnorePaperColor render flag

         * Improve efficiency of Poppler::Page::renderToImage
         * Switch default image format
         * Add IgnorePaperColor render flag

        build system:
         * Allow configuring SPLASH_CMYK support
         * Add configure --enable-build-type. Bug #90796

         * Explicitly link against pthread
         * Deprecation fixes

         * pdftocairo: Fix cast to pointer from integer of different size on win64

Besides poppler you are also going to need poppler encoding data: poppler-data-0.4.7.tar.gz (released Aug 12, 2014).

Previous poppler releases are available here.

Poppler is available from git. To clone the repository use the following command:

git clone git://git.freedesktop.org/git/poppler/poppler

or browse the repository with cgit.


See TODO or check out the bugs filed against poppler.


Use bugzilla to report bugs or suggest enhancements. The component is poppler.

If you have documents that don't render properly with poppler, please open a bug in bugzilla and attach the PDF file there, if possible.