NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.
- Free • Open Source
- Document Scanner
- Image Scanner
What is NAPS2?
Scan with a single click
Easily scan with your chosen settings, or set up multiple profiles for different devices and configurations. Once you've finished scanning, you can save, email, or print with only a couple clicks. Save to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, or other file types.
Compatible with both WIA and TWAIN
Choose the driver that works best with your scanner, as well as settings like DPI, page size, and bit depth. Scan from a glass flatbed or an automatic document feeder (ADF), including duplex support.
Rotate, crop, and rearrange scanned images
Order your pages however you like, including tools to interleave duplexed pages. Easily rotate your pages at right angles, or straighten them at any angle you like. Use image editing tools to crop or change brightness and contrast.
Identify text using OCR
Search through text included in your PDFs by using optical character recognition (OCR), in any of over 60 languages.
Use NAPS2 in your native language
Choose from over 20 different languages. If your language isn't available yet, help translate!
Tools for power users and businesses
- Optional command-line interface (CLI) for automation and scripting
- MSI installer and application-level configuration available for group policy (GPO) deployment
- Portable archives available (doesn't require installation)
Free and open source
NAPS2 is completely free to use for both individuals and businesses, and includes no ads or unwanted software. If NAPS2 has helped you, consider making a donation.
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- 44 Open Issues
Comments and Reviews
- Image Scanner
I've tried numerous others and was not satisfied with any. NAPS2 does what I want. Simple and straight-forward. I'll keep it.
NAPS2 succeeded where Windows Scan failed - it kept crashing when trying to scan more than a couple pages. NAPS2 is a great tool overall and is highly recommended above the alternative, mainstream tools.
The Linux version of NAPS2 isn't a Linux compilation. The Linux version is the portable version of NAPS2 for Windows. So, you need Wine to run it.
There's an active development going on GitHub, see branch https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/tree/b2022
Author is porting the app to Linux and Mac. You may want to consider supporting them.
The main advantage of this program is that is has profiles. You can define both scanner and scanning properties. Just click, and the scanner does it's job. Best solution if you have several scanners on the network.
Also a big plus, that i don't have to use the cursed HP program that came with the scanner.
Easy to use. OCR works well. And it's free.
alternative to ABBYY finereader