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    XSane Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to XSane for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is NAPS2, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to XSane and 13 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to XSane are VueScan, PDFill, Scan2pdf and SilverFast.

    XSane is mainly a Document Scanner but alternatives to it may also be PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XSane.
    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021
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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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    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

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      Some users think NAPS2 is a great alternative to XSane, some don't.
      brunofin NAPS2 is not a SANE front-end, it supports only Windows scanning protocols (SANE and TWAIN), thus network scanners can't be connected.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. Third-party software for film scanners and flatbed scanners.


    3. With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout, highlight, drawing, comment and annotation anywhere in the document; save, print or email the filled and password-protected PDF; save and resume...
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      Super simple scanning tool, that works with majority of scanners out of the box. This software does one thing - you can quickly and simply scan to PDF.

      Discontinued

      Development of KOMA Code apps stopped in January 2017. Last version of Scan2pdf can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      SilverFast is renowned as the worldwide standard when it comes to scanner and digital imaging software. SilverFast is able to bring out every device's maximum quality and considerably exceed the results of the manufacturer's own software.


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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.

    4. This scanner software is lightweight, fast and not overloaded with tons of unnecessary features. Fine-tune your scanner settings, make one-click document copies and save documents to multi-page PDFs – its a choice you will never regret making!
    5. Save scanned documents into new or existing PDF ... by using installed scanner.
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      FreeKapture give you the option to scan from your scanner, and then save the image: its a free Twain image capture application from TSoft that should work on any Windows (98 and on) Twain compliant system.
    6. Scan to PDF software for Windows 7 Vista and XP. Most Twain devices supported from HP, Canon, Brother, Kodak ect.

      Discontinued

      Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.

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