Saturday, December 16, 2017

How to Install MuPDF 1.20 TIFF support on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   MuPDF, a lightweight PDF, XPS, and E-book viewer.  The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen. MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete.

MuPDF 1.20 Changelog:

This release has a new Android SDK which is easier to use.

These are the git repositories for the SDK projects:
  • mupdf-android-fitz.git has the JNI bindings in a library.
  • mupdf-android-viewer.git has the viewer as an activity in a library.
  • mupdf-android-viewer-mini.git has the minimalist viewer as an activity in a library.
There are binary packages for these libraries in our Maven repository:
  • com.artifex.mupdf:fitz:1.12.+
  • com.artifex.mupdf:viewer:1.12.+
  • com.artifex.mupdf:mini:1.12.+
Color Management:
  • LCMS2 library for color management.
  • CMYK rendering with overprint simulation.
  • Spot color rendering.
  • Transparency rendering fixes.
Structured text output improvements:
  • Reworked structured text API.
  • Faster text searching.
  • Highlight and copy text by selecting lines instead of by area.
  • New semantic XHTML output format.
  • New layout preserving HTML output format.
Features and improvements:
  • Improved non-AA rendering with new scan converter.
  • Improved LARGEFILE support.
  • Improved TIFF support.
  • Improved documentation.
  • PCLm output.
  • PSD output.
  • New "mutool trace" tool.
  • New "mutool sign" tool (work in progress).
  • Text redaction (work in progress).  

Installation instructions: 
     We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install MuPDF 1.20 with few easy commands.

    Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install mupdf mupdf-tools

    To use the PDF/XPS viewer, right-click on your file and select open with MuPDF. You can also set MuPDF as default in the Properties window.

Option, remove the PPA after installing MuPDF 1.20 via command:

$ sudo apt install ppa-purge

$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

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