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-0.29.0.tar.xz, released on December 4, 2014:

         * Use correct LAB byte array for lcms input. Bug #86388
         * Write correct size in trailer dict. Bug #86063
         * Use Default colorspaces if present instead of Device colorspaces
         * Solve blend mode problem in CYMK and DeviceN for separable blend modes
         * Compilation/warning fixes on SunOS
         * Regression test improvements

         * demo: Compilation fixlets

        build system:
         * cofigure: print "no" instead of "auto" if lcms not found

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.