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 0.26 branch is the stable release series. The latest such release is poppler-0.26.4.tar.xz, released on August 21, 2014:

         * CairoOutputDev: Make sure we always push a transparency group in setSoftMaskFromImageMask(). Bug #81624
         * Fix a crash when adding Annotation without contents
         * Improve non-latin characters in inline notes. Bug #65956
         * Don't check for inlineImg twice. Bug #82059
         * printf() -> error()

         * Return NULL in poppler_annot_get_contents also for empty strings
         * Fix a memory leak when getting text layout and attributes

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 0.28 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.