The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in May 2012, can be still downloaded from Sourceforge
It hasn't been developed in years but its features are bettera than most professional software
I was amazed by how quickly and easily I was able to crop a pdf of a diagram with briss. It automatically detected the area and all I had to do is click one button. The output remained a vector diagram and I was able to use it in a latex document immediately.
Superb application. Great detection algorithm, and well thought-out overlaying of similar pages so you can manually adjust after it's automatically divided the pdf up.
Caveat: it's written in Java, so takes ages to load, and the user interface is super-clunky. Doesn't have an executable/packaged app for anything other than Windows, and will fail/stall on pdfs bigger than 20mb unless you launch from the command line/terminal with increased memory parameters for Java. Be prepared to go back a decade in computing…
That said, I'm a fan - it didn't crash, produced an excellent readable pdf and I'll definitely use it again. Recommended.
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