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Free VueScan Alternatives

The best free alternative to VueScan is NAPS2, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VueScan and 16 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to VueScan are Simple Scan, XSane, iCopy Free Photocopier and gscan2pdf.

This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
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  • Mac
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Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.

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  1. NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.

    Discontinued

    No release since 2019-07-27, see https://github.com/cyanfish/naps2/releases

    NAPS2 vs VueScan opinions
    Most users think NAPS2 is a great alternative to VueScan.

    It doesn't emulate the driver twain of old scanners

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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    Works flawless under Win 10, recognized the flatbed-scanner in one click. Now I can edit the scan before storing it. Brightness, contrast, size or a crop. A huge improvement over the deeply hidden default WIA scanner in W10. And all this luxury in a portable tool that’s just 5.3Mb. It recognized my default language without asking. Great stuff.

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  2. Simple Scan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    Simple Scan vs VueScan opinions
    Some users think Simple Scan is a great alternative to VueScan, some don't.

    It doesn't emulate the driver of old scanners like vuescan for example.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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  3. XSane

    • 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    The program is no longer updated.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 VueScan.
  4. iCopy Free Photocopier

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    iCopy Free Photocopier is a free and open source application that lets you combine your scanner and printer into a powerful, easy to use photocopier by only pressing a button. You can use Automatic Document Feeders (ADF) too!

    Most users think iCopy Free Photocopier is a great alternative to VueScan.
  5. gscan2pdf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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



  6. fiScanner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    fiScanner is a relatively simple application which should provide for better ease-of-use and functionality when scanning documents in Windows Vista or Windows 7, over the default utility, Windows Fax and Scan.

  7. Skanlite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  8. Mopria Scan makes it possible for Android users to scan documents using any compatible scanner or multi-function printer on the same WiFi network. Digital scans can be then organized, renamed and shared as PDF or JPEG files.

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  9. SwingSane

    • 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.

    SwingSane vs VueScan opinions
    Most users think SwingSane is a great alternative to VueScan.

    does not emulate old scanner driver

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  10. MetaDMS Scan Software

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    MetaDMS Scan Software is a freeware application for Windows XP/2000 / Vista, designed for convenient scanning of paper documents from scanners that support TWAIN protocol.

    Discontinued

    Last version, 1.04, was released on August, 2009. You can still download it from Download.com

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