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-0.51.0.tar.xz, released on January 15, 2017:

         * Check for error from NSS in SignatureHandler construct. Bug #99363
         * Add Form[Field|Widget]::setPartialName
         * Fix memory leak in PDFDoc::markAnnotations

         * Implement digital signature support. Bug #94378
         * Add Poppler::FormField::setName
         * Fix segfault/assert if LinkDestination is constructed with invalid input string. Bug #99357

         * pdfunite: add fields to AcroForm dict. Bug #99141

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 https://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/poppler/poppler.git

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.