Install PDF crop tool ‘Krop’ easily via Snap in Ubuntu

Last updated: September 16, 2017

Krop, a simple graphical tool to crop the pages for PDF files, now can be easily installed via Snap in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and higher.

Krop is a simple graphical tool to crop the pages of PDF files. It is written in Python and relies on PyQT, python-poppler-qt4 and pyPDF for its functionality.

A unique feature of krop is its ability to automatically split pages into subpages to fit the limited screen size of devices such as eReaders. This is particularly useful, if your eReader does not support convenient scrolling.

Krop is available as Snap app in Ubuntu for amd64 and armhf architectures, so you can easily installed it by opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo snap install krop

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Once installed, launch the tool form your application launcher and enjoy!

Tip for Ubuntu 14.04, install snapd daemon first if you don’t have it:

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open


To remove Krop snap package, simply run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove krop


I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please comment to remind me outdated tutorial! And, notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via [email protected] Buy me a coffee:

One response to Install PDF crop tool ‘Krop’ easily via Snap in Ubuntu

  1. Krop can be also easily installed using DEB package available at – I’m writing this, because I saw that Snap package has about 107MB while Krop deb package is about 19KB! Dependencies in Ubuntu 16.04 are installed automatically by Software Center and they are shared in system, so they do not waste as much space as single snap package…