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-20.09.0.tar.xz, released on September 1, 2020:

Release 20.09.0:
        core:
         * Compability fix for Forms
         * Fix fetching of Objects failing in some cases
         * Fix clearing date in Annot setModified/setDate
         * TextSelectionPainter: support glyphless fonts
         * Splash: Don't try read past end of image
         * avoid abort() on large memory allocation
         * Fix memory leak on broken files
         * Fix potential invalid memory read
         * Small code improvements

        qt5:
         * Document TextAnnotation::inplaceAlign
         * Make Annotation::setModification/CreationDate work on existing annots
         * Be a bit more stubborn converting dates that come from xml
         * Clean as many null characters from the end as possible when converting strings

        glib:
         * Add accessor functions for PopplerAttachment
         * Deprecate PopplerAttachment GTime fields
         * Deprecate PopplerDocument date properties

        utils:
         * pdftoppm: report error and exit if output file cannot be written
         * Document that PDF-file can be '-' to read it from stdin

        build system:
         * cmake: Modern way to link against libpng, zlib and libtiff
         * cmake: Remove stray support for lcms1 in pdftocairo

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