6 Best PDF Page Cropping Tools For Linux

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a well known and possibly the most used file format today, specifically for presenting and sharing documents reliably, independent of software, hardware, or more so, operating system.

It has become the De Facto Standard for electronic documents, especially on the Internet. Because of this reason, and increased electronic information sharing, many people today get useful information in PDF documents.

Suggested Read: 8 Best PDF Document Viewers for Linux

In this article, we will list the six best PDF page cropping tools for Linux systems.

1. Master PDF Editor

Master PDF Editor is an easy-to-use and convenient, yet powerful multi-functional PDF Editor for work with PDF documents.

Master PDF Editor
Master PDF Editor

It enables you to easily view, create and modify PDF files. It can also merge several files into one and split source document into multiple ones.

Addionally, Master PDF Editor helps you to comment, sign, encrypt PDF files plus lots more.

Features of Master PDF Editor

  1. It is cross platform; works on Linux, Windows and MacOS
  2. Enables creation of PDF documents
  3. Allows modification of text and objects
  4. Supports comments in PDF documents
  5. Supports creation and filling of PDF forms
  6. Also supports optical text recognition
  7. Supports several pages operations
  8. Supports bookmarks and digital signatures
  9. Ships in with a virtual PDF printer

2. PDF Quench

PDF Quench is a graphical Python application for cropping pages in PDF files.

PDF Quench Editor
PDF Quench Editor

It enables users to crop pages with correct rotation, defines PDF crop box to the same position as meda box, this helps to deal with the issue of cropping the 2nd time.

3. PDF Shuffler

PDF-Shuffler is a small, simple and free python-gtk application, it’s a graphical wrapper for python-pyPdf.

PDF Shuffler Editor
PDF Shuffler Editor

With PDF-Shuffler, you can merge or split PDF documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical user interface.

4. Krop

Krop is a simple, free graphical user interface (GUI) application used to crop PDF file pages. It is written in Python and works only on Linux systems.

Krop PDF Editor
Krop PDF Editor

It depends on PyQT, python-poppler-qt4 and pyPdf or PyPDF2 to offer its full functionality. One of its other main feature is it automatically splits pages into multiple subpages to fit the limited screen size of devices such as eReaders.

5. Briss

Briss a simple, free cross-platform program for cropping PDF files, it works on Linux, Windows, Mac OSX.

Briss PDF Editor
Briss PDF Editor

Its remarkable feature is a straightforward graphical user interface, which allows you to define exactly the crop-region by fitting a rectangle on the visually overlaid pages, and other useful attributes.

6. PDFCrop

PDFCrop is a PDF page cropping application for Linux systems written in Perl. It requires ghostscript (for finding the borders of the PDF’s bounding box) and PDFedit (for cropping and resizing the pages) applications to be installed on the system.

It enables you to crop the white margins of PDF pages, and rescales them to fit a standard size sheet of paper; the resultant page is more readable and eye-catching after printing.

It is predominantly useful to academics, enabling them to print downloaded journal articles in an appealing manner. PDFCrop is also used by those who receive PDF documents structured for letter size paper, however need to print the pages on A4 paper (or vice versa).

That’s all! in this article, we listed the 6 best PDF page cropping tools with the key features for Linux systems. Is there any tool we have not mentioned here, share it with us in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “6 Best PDF Page Cropping Tools For Linux”

  1. Master PDF Editor is now installed by default on PCLinuxOS. It may also be part of the default application set of other distros. I have not done any distro-hopping in a while so that’s why I don’t know about Master ODF Explorer being part of other distribution


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