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.


The latest stable release is poppler-21.01.0.tar.xz, released on January 2, 2021:

Release 21.01.0:
         * Faster routines for jpeg decoding
         * Fix reading signatures in encrypted files
         * Add white point correction when lcms is used
         * JBIG2Stream: Fix byte counting
         * Fix potential data loss if we try to fetch a non existing Ref after modifying the document
         * Specifically use DeviceGray instead of DefaultGray for softmasks
         * Fix various issues handling broken files

         * pdftocairo: Setmode binary for windows
         * pdfsig: Add hability to digitally sign files
         * pdftoppm: add options to set DeviceGray/DeviceRGB/DeviceCMYK
         * pdftops: add options to set DeviceGray/DeviceRGB/DeviceCMYK
         * pdfimages: Account for rotation in PPI calculation

         * Add hability to digitally sign files

         * Add hability to digitally sign files

        build system:
         * Enable clang-tidy bugprone-signed-char-misuse

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-0.4.10.tar.gz, released on October 21, 2020.

Previous poppler releases are available here.


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.


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.


Poppler Wiki.


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


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.


Packaging status


Packaging status