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pyfpdf: FPDF for Python

PyFPDF is a library for PDF document generation under Python, ported from PHP (see FPDF: "Free"-PDF, a well-known PDFlib-extension replacement with many examples, scripts and derivatives).

Compared with other PDF libraries, PyFPDF is simple, small and versatile, with advanced capabilities, and is easy to learn, extend and maintain.


  • Python 2.5 to 3.4 support
  • Unicode (UTF-8) TrueType font subset embedding
  • Barcode I2of5 and code39, QR code coming soon ...
  • PNG, GIF and JPG support (including transparency and alpha channel)
  • Templates with a visual designer & basic html2pdf
  • Exceptions support, other minor fixes, improvements and PEP8 code cleanups

Installation Instructions:

To get the latest development version you can download the source code running:

   git clone
   cd pyfpdf
   python install

You can also install PyFPDF from PyPI, with easyinstall or from Windows installers. For example, using pip:

   pip install fpdf

Note: the Python Imaging Library (PIL) is needed for GIF support. PNG and JPG support is built-in and doesn't require any external dependency. For Python 3, Pillow - The friendly PIL fork is supported.


Documentation Status

For further information, see the project site: or the old Google Code project page