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-0.30.0.tar.xz, released on January 4, 2015:

         * Openjpeg2 support (openjpeg 1 is preferred). Bug #58906
         * Fix potential memory corruption on TextSelectionDumper. Bug #84555
         * Check for invalid matrix in annotation. Bug #84990
         * Open some not conforming files. Bug #85919
         * PSOutputDev: Accept a list of pages indeces instead of first, last. Bug #84833
         * Fix memory leak on error condition

         * New API to set debug output function

        build system:
         * configure: Improve support with older clang versions. Bug #76963

         * pdfunite: Support output intents, optional content and acroform

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

Development takes place on git in what will be the 0.30 release series.

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.