Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.

What's with the name?

Contact

Discuss poppler on the poppler mailing list, or visit the #poppler irc channel on irc.freenode.org.

Download

The latest stable release is poppler-0.90.0.tar.xz, released on July 2, 2020:

Release 0.90.0:
        core:
         * Color profile tweaks
         * Small signature improvements
         * BBoxOutputDev: Fix calculation when type3 fonts are involved
         * Fix potential crash when reading Forms
         * Fix infinite loop in broken file

        glib:
         * Fix adding annots in rotated pages
         * Add ability to reset forms
         * Several fixes to the documentation

        qt5:
         * Make it clear we require Qt 5.5
         * demo: Fix crash on broken files
         * Small documentation improvements

        utils:
         * pdftoppm: Add option to set display profile
         * pdftops: Add a -rasterize option with values always, never, or whenneeded

        build system:
         * Require cmake 3.5
         * More modern cmake way to link against curl

The tarball has been signed (.sig file) by Albert Astals Cid CA262C6C83DE4D2FB28A332A3A6A4DB839EAA6D7.

Besides poppler you are also going to need poppler encoding data: poppler-data-0.4.9.tar.gz, released on April 24, 2018.

Previous poppler releases are available here.

Git

Poppler is developed using git. To clone the repository use the following command:

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

or browse (via cgit) (via gitlab) the repository. Please send patches via gitlab merge requests.

Documentation

Poppler comes with multiple frontends (APIs): cpp, glib and qt5. Following is a list of already generated documentation. You can always generate up to date documentation from the source code.

Wiki

Poppler Wiki.

TODO

Check out the bugs filed against poppler and the issues found by oss-fuzz.

Bugs

Use gitlab to report bugs or suggest enhancements.

If you have documents that don't render properly with poppler, please open a bug and attach the PDF file there, if possible.

Continuous Integration

We run continuous integration via the gitlab CI on:

There are a few non official CI too:

Packaged Versions

This is a non-complete list of packaged versions of poppler and poppler-data.

poppler

Packaging status

poppler-data

Packaging status