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Open Source VueScan Alternatives

The best open source alternative to VueScan is NAPS2. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VueScan and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to VueScan are Simple Scan, XSane, iCopy Free Photocopier and gscan2pdf.

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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.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PortableNAPS2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceNAPS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Most users think NAPS2 is a great alternative to VueScan.

    It doesn't emulate the driver twain of old scanners

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.998, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Most users think XSane is a great alternative to VueScan.
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    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!

    ⚫︎ PortableiCopy Free Photocopier can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think iCopy Free Photocopier is a great alternative to VueScan.
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    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

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    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.

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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSwingSane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last update is from 2015.

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    Most users think SwingSane is a great alternative to VueScan.

    does not emulate old scanner driver

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    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSkanlite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  9. Scarse

    • 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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