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-0.32.0.tar.xz, released on March 7, 2015:

         * Annotations: Fix rendering of empty BG/BC arrays
         * Splash: Fix wrong colour shown when GouraudTriangleShFill uses a DeviceN colorspace. Bug #89182
         * Splash: Fix use of uninitialized variable in Splash::pipeRun
         * Remove unnecesary check for font validity. Bug #88939
         * Small optimization in GooString::appendfv(). Bug #89096
         * Fix crashes in malformed files

         * pdftops: Make colorpsace optimization an option instead of default
         * pdfseparate: use always an unique instance for PDFDoc for savePageAs

        build system:
         * cmake: If extra-cmake-modules is around include the Sanitizers module

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.