A high performance Python library for data extraction, analysis, conversion & manipulation of PDF (and other) documents.


Keywords
data-science, epub, extract-data, font, mupdf, ocr, pdf, pdf-documents, pymupdf, python, table-extraction, tesseract, text-processing, text-shaping, xps
License
AGPL-3.0
Install
pip install PyMuPDF==1.24.2

Documentation

PyMuPDF

PyMuPDF is a high performance Python library for data extraction, analysis, conversion & manipulation of PDF (and other) documents.

Installation

PyMuPDF requires Python 3.8 or later, install using pip with:

pip install PyMuPDF

There are no mandatory external dependencies. However, some optional features become available only if additional packages are installed.

You can also try without installing by visiting PyMuPDF.io.

Usage

Basic usage is as follows:

import fitz # imports the pymupdf library
doc = fitz.open("example.pdf") # open a document
for page in doc: # iterate the document pages
  text = page.get_text() # get plain text encoded as UTF-8

Documentation

Full documentation can be found on pymupdf.readthedocs.io.

Optional Features

  • fontTools for creating font subsets.
  • pymupdf-fonts contains some nice fonts for your text output.
  • Tesseract-OCR for optical character recognition in images and document pages.

About

PyMuPDF adds Python bindings and abstractions to MuPDF, a lightweight PDF, XPS, and eBook viewer, renderer, and toolkit. Both PyMuPDF and MuPDF are maintained and developed by Artifex Software, Inc.

PyMuPDF was originally written by Jorj X. McKie.

License and Copyright

PyMuPDF is available under open-source AGPL and commercial license agreements. If you determine you cannot meet the requirements of the AGPL, please contact Artifex for more information regarding a commercial license.

Contact

Join us on Discord here: #pymupdf