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    Document Scanner Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Document Scanner for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is VueScan. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try gscan2pdf or XSane. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Document Scanner and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Document Scanner are Skanlite (Free, Open Source), PaperScan (Paid), Scanned Image Extractor (Free, Open Source) and SwingSane (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2022

    1. 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 Document Scanner, some don't.
    2. 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


      • 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

      Most users think XSane is a great alternative to Document Scanner.
    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.
      Skanlite vs Document Scanner opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Does not save in PDF format.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • Windows
      • 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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    4. Scanned Image Extractor is a tool for efficiently extracting rectangular photographs from album or (multiple) photograph scans.

      Discontinued

      No update since 2015, dependencies on Linux systems are broken since it's too old. No source to fix/compile again the new lib versions.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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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