GUI to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents
  20 reviews

Only five clicks are required to scan several pages and then save all or a selection as a PDF or DjVu file, including metadata if required.

gscan2pdf can control flatbed or sheet-fed (ADF) scanners with SANE via libimage-sane-perl, scanimage or scanadf, and can scan multiple pages at once. It presents a thumbnail view of scanned pages, and permits simple operations such as cropping, rotating and deleting pages.

OCR can be used to recognise text in the scans, and the output embedded in the PDF or DjVu.

PDF conversion is done by PDF::API2.

The resulting document may be saved as a PDF, DjVu, multipage TIFF file, or single page image file.
Latest reviews
Frans 4 months ago

I have tried Simple scanner and Xsane, both of which were not pactical (if even capable) for scanning multiple documents from an automatic document feeder. This program has an awesome GUI and I was up and running in 1 minute. Lots of options that are easy to find and use. GREAT !

JonesME 4 months ago

I''ve used Gscan2pdf for a year and have been very pleased. I primarily use my Brother MFC-J870DW Printer/Scanner with the sheet feeder. I have been using Linux 18.2 up to 19.3 with the Brother drivers from their web site. I especially like the ability to scan both sides of multiple sheets with Gscan2pdf and create a document that has both sides in order!

oscar225 7 months ago

Not possible to find Brother MFC-L20700DW in database. No works in Linux Mint 19.2 cinamon 64bits

Linuxmintdragee 8 months ago

Cannot say anything about it because it cannot be installed with Linuxmint 19.2 Cinnamon 32bit

mramra 1 year ago

Me ha reconocido canonScan LIDE 25 perfectamente

davidpringle 2 years ago

Works with My Epson ET2550 for scanning great!!!

wanek1667 2 years ago

Всё что нужно есть, делает свою работу на отлично.

20170128 3 years ago

Cool software. Provides more functionality than I will most probably ever use. Works great.

dickheijkoop 3 years ago


LinuxFan5 4 years ago

Need support for Wireless Samsung SCX-3205W

observativetiger 5 years ago

Works with my Brother MFC-7440N. Add tesseract-ocr and its a Linux substitute for Actrobat (TM)

redshore 5 years ago

Is exactly what I wanted (pdf, color, etc.) and works with my Canon Pixma MG3150 Wifi (whereas xsane would hang trying to 'receive data')

juandiego 6 years ago

No convierte, ni edita, solo incrusta texto y en la busqueda por palabra te dice solo la página.

Winni 6 years ago

it's not working under LinuxMint15/16. Tesseract german and cuneiform are not being recognized by gscan2pdf --> very bad

Pavel798 7 years ago


rshel 7 years ago

invalid argument

wolfgm121 7 years ago

Gut für PDFs zu erstellen

emlinux 7 years ago

on Nadia - hangs on postprocessing, unusable image without.

sirish 7 years ago

great tool

Mestizo 7 years ago

Acabo de pasar un PDF a texto, apenas sin errores. Buenísimo