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    VueScan Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to VueScan for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. 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 VueScan and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VueScan are XSane (Free, Open Source), gscan2pdf (Free, Open Source), PaperScan (Paid) and Skanlite (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.
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    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.
      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.
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      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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      The program is no longer updated.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.


    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.
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      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.
    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.


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      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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      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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