PDF cropping ignored
Submitted by sam..@..il.com
Assigned to poppler-bugs
I submitted a bug report against Calibre, and they have passed the buck to poppler as the upstream source of the bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre/+bug/881717
I'll repeat the bug report here for convenience:
I have a PDF which I have cropped very tightly using the Briss Java application. I'm sure you know that cropping a PDF doesn't actually delete the content outside of the crop - it essentially just hides it when viewers pay attention to the boundary region.
However, the Calibre ebook-convert application (which uses poppler) seems to ignore the crop region and this results in MOBI output that contains file headers and footers - which is very frustrating. The Calibre devs tell me that poppler first converts the PDF into HTML and this is where the bug lies.
Could you please use the crop information that is contained in the PDF?
Happy to share an offending PDF with you, but I don't want to make it available at a public URL.