NAPS2 Alternatives for Linux

    NAPS2 is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Simple Scan, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 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 VueScan (Paid), gscan2pdf (Free, Open Source), Skanlite (Free, Open Source) and CopyFish (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Most users think Simple Scan is a great alternative to NAPS2.
      does not work with BenQ 5000
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners. VueScan is a powerful, easy-to-use program that: -Scans documents, photos and film -Creates PDF, JPEG, TIFF and TXT files -Supports over 1200 scanners
      Some users think VueScan is a great alternative to NAPS2, some don't.


    3. 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. It works together with tesseract, ocropus, cuneiform an gocr-OCR-engines
    4. 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.
    5. Extract & translate text from images/videos/PDF on any website. Common reasons to extract text from images are if you want to google the text, store it, email it or translate it. Until now, our only option was to retype the text. Copyfish is sooooo much faster.
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      jebofponderworthy NAPS2 does scanning. This one does not.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      This program does not perform scans, just capture web images
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      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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      Erasing names, signatures etc is something NAPS2 doesn't offer(yet)
      Positive comment 11 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.

    6. SwingSane is a powerful, cross platform, open source Java client (frontend) for Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE) servers (backends). SwingSane provides access to scanners connected to SANE servers on a network on any platform that supports Java and Swing.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from 2015.

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    7. The openDias project is an Open Source offering, to bring a professional document scanning and storage utility for the home user. OpenDias (Document Imaging Archive System) provides document storage and a document work-flow application to the home or small business 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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