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-0.31.0.tar.xz, released on February 5, 2015:

         * CairoOutputDev: support embedding JBIG2 image data
         * Accept malformed documents whose root is a Page instead of a Pages. Bug #88172
         * Fix crash on broken documents
         * JPEG2000Stream: Inline doGetChar and doLookChar
         * GlobalParams cleaning
         * pdftops: Add rasterization option. Bug #85934
         * Expose whole-words search option

         * Expose whole-words search option

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.