NAPS2 Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to NAPS2 for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Simple Scan iconSimple Scan, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 38 alternatives to NAPS2 and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to NAPS2 are Small VueScan iconVueScan (Paid), Small gscan2pdf icongscan2pdf (Free, Open Source), Small CopyFish iconCopyFish (Free, Open Source) and Small Skanlite iconSkanlite (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Jun 26, 2020

  • Simple Scan is an easy-to-use application, designed to let users connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an appropriate format.
    Most users think this is great alternative to NAPS2.
  • Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.VueScan is a powerful, easy-to-use program that:-Scans documents, photos and film
    Some users think this is a great alternative to NAPS2, some doesn't.


  • gscan2pdf can scan, clean the scan and do OCR on the scan or imported images (incl. existing PDFs, DjVus or other file types), and make PDF and DjVu-files with embedded OCR-text.
  • Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF.
    Copy (OCR) text from any app on your desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux)
    Copy text from images, PDF and Youtube videos
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    jebofponderworthy677257
    NAPS2 does scanning. This one does not.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    This program does not perform scans, just capture web images

    Negative comment • about 1 month ago

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  • Skanlite is a simple image scanning application to scan and save images. Skanlite is based on libksane, an interface for SANE library to control image scanners.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
  • PaperScan Scanner Software is a powerful TWAIN and WIA scanning application with an OCR engine centered on one idea: making document acquisition an unparalleled easy task for anyone.
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    Erasing names, signatures etc is something NAPS2 doesn't offer(yet)

    Positive comment • about 2 months ago

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  • XSane is a graphical scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.998, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS
  • The openDias project is an Open Source offering, to bring a professional document scanning and storage utility for the home user.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.5 FINAL, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    • Free
    • Linux
  • An easy to use, cross-platform scanning front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy).

    Discontinued

    Last update is from 2015.

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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD