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.
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 http://arminstraub.com/downloads/krop/krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb --2017-10-06 06:07:33-- http://arminstraub.com/downloads/krop/krop_0.4.11-1_all.deb Resolving arminstraub.com (arminstraub.com)... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to arminstraub.com (arminstraub.com)|188.8.131.52|: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.
The Krop application is running, now add the PDF file from local system.
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.
The installation procedure of Krop on Ubuntu 16.04 is successfully done.
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