Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480630
poppler doesn't handle transparency in pdf files correctly.
Last modified: 2010-03-23 19:19:21 EDT
Description of problem:
If I take a pdf file which has some transparency in it and use pdftops to convert it to a postscript file, I lose the parts of the image with transparency. Same thing happens if I print to a ps file with evince (which is presumably using the same libpoppler code). Test files attached below.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
FranckCondon.ps doesn't contain the background grid
FranckCondon.ps should contain the background grid
FranckCondon.pdf was created in inkscape and exported to pdf using the cairo backend.
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Input sample pdf file
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Output of pdftops FranckCondon.pdf
Note the missing grid.
Updating version to F-11, as I still see this problem here. Current packages:
I backported upstream patch which fixes this issue (SHA1 ID 2484b0dcb8eb62f8e2c147498c58871ec04630b5).
poppler-0.10.7-5.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
poppler-0.10.7-5.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update poppler'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/poppler-0.10.7-5.fc11
poppler-0.10.7-5.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.