How to install Krop (PDF Crop Tool) in Ubuntu 16.04

To install Krop (PDF Crop Tool) in Ubuntu 16.04

Krop is a free and open source simple and lightweight graphical PDF crop tool software. Krop is a simple graphical tool to crop the pages of PDF files into sub-pages. It is written in Python and relies on PyQT, python-poppler-qt4 and pyPDF for its functionality. A unique feature of krop is automatically split pages into subpages to fit the devices such as eReaders. This tutorial covers the installation procedure of Krop (PDF Crop Tool) in Ubuntu 16.04. 


Installation Procedure

To begin the installation procedure, download the krop installation package by running the wget command followed by the download link. 

root@example:/home/user1/Desktop# wget
--2017-10-06 06:07:33--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 18058 (18K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb’
krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb         100%[===============================================>]  17.63K  --.-KB/s    in 0.001s  
2017-10-06 06:07:35 (12.5 MB/s) - ‘krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb’ saved [18058/18058]

Next install the dependency packages for krop by executing the following command. 

root@example:/home/user1/Desktop# apt-get install python-poppler-qt4 python-pypdf2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Setting up python-qt4 (4.11.4+dfsg-1build4) ...
Setting up python-poppler-qt4 (0.24.0-1build1) ...
Setting up python-pypdf2 (1.25.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...

Now install the krop package by executing it with dpkg command

root@example:/home/user1/Desktop# dpkg -i krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb
Selecting previously unselected package krop.
(Reading database ... 204937 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking krop (0.4.11-1) ...
Setting up krop (0.4.11-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

The krop application is installed in the target machine. To open krop, run the following command. 

root@example:/home/user1/Desktop# krop

The Krop application is running, now add the PDF file from local system. 

pdf file

Specify the pages to include for crop

Select any of the drop down options in the rotate final PDF option. 


Choose the selections apply to option of any of the three options. 

Select the Trim margins for the PDF file. 

trim margins

The installation procedure of Krop on Ubuntu 16.04 is successfully done. 

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