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-0.53.0.tar.xz, released on March 19, 2017:

         * Form support improvements
         * SplashOutputDev: Fix memory leak when rendering images with colormap and matte color
         * Minor fix in GlobalParams documentation

         * Expose form calculate order
         * Expose Form additional actions

         * pdfimages: support 16bpc png and tiff images. Bug #99988
         * pdftohtml: fix small memory leak when constructing some filenames
         * pdfinfo: fix leak when printing JS

        build sytem:
         * Compile in C++11 mode

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.