SilverFast Alternatives for Linux

    SilverFast 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 SilverFast and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SilverFast are VueScan (Paid), Skanlite (Free, Open Source), XSane (Free, Open Source) and SwingSane (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2020

    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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    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


    3. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • AmigaOS
      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      The program is no longer updated.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.

    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Scanner CAlibration ReaSonably Easy Scarse is a free color calibration and management software package. It lets you build and use ICC profiles. Custom profiles can be generated from variety of calibration targets.
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