Open Source VueScan Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to VueScan is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. 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 (Free, Open Source), XSane (Free, Open Source), gscan2pdf (Free, Open Source) and iCopy Free Photocopier (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.
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      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 5 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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. 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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      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 1 year ago

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      • 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      The program is no longer updated.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.
    3. 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
    4. 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!
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      Most users think iCopy Free Photocopier is a great alternative to VueScan.


    5. 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
      • 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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    6. 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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      SwingSane vs VueScan opinions
      Most users think SwingSane is a great alternative to VueScan.
      does not emulate old scanner driver
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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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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