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-0.45.0.tar.xz, released on June 16, 2016:

         * SplashOutputDev: Fix iccTransform + splashModeXBGR8
         * Fix memory leaks
         * Fix crash in broken files. Bug #95567. Bug #96027
         * Emulate some non portable glibc functions when not available

         * pdftohtml: Fix crash in broken files. Bug #95563
         * pdfinfo: convert dates to local time zone
         * pdfinfo: add -isodates for printing dates in ISO-8601 format
         * pdfinfo: Fix memory leaks

         * return date in UTC instead of local time. Bug #94173

         * switched from detail::convert_date() to core's dateStringToTime()

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.