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::Builder.

The resulting document may be saved as a PDF, DjVu, multipage TIFF file, or single page image file.
Latest reviews
miguelnixon 1 month ago

Too many errors (4) & very badly pixellated images. [Mint 21.2 XFCE, Canon MG5140] simple-scan & xsane work just fine though

odie 2 months ago

Scans great with Canon Pixma MP160. Little minus: when installing gscan2pdf, an old version (6.9.11-60) of ImageMagick-GUI (imagemagick-6.q16) is also installed without asking. Uninstall-option for ImageMagick in Alacarte-menu does not work. [apt remove imagemagick-6.q16] removes gscan2pdf as well.

FavoriteMint 1 year ago

I use it all the time. Works great with my Canon LIDE 220 scanner. Some time ago a had issues with loosing connection to the scanner. It turned out, it was a faulty cable :)

Baldovska 1 year ago

Super easy to use.

lericony 2 years ago

Totaler Dreck. Gefühlt jeder zweite Scan gibt einen Error aus. Außerdem fehlt mir das Feature, dass der Scan live als Bild ausgegeben wird. Ich bevorzuge zuverlässige und übersichtliche Software. Das hier kann ich nicht weiterempfehlen.

GNULinux 3 years ago

helps me a lot to merge and convert my pictures to pdf

mib_7opnwb 3 years ago

Crashes EVERY time scanning Color, 1200 ppi with Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

jscuba 3 years ago

I've been using gscan2pdf for a few years with a ScanSnap iX-500 scanner. I've been super happy with the combination. No more file cabinets.

ToMo 3 years ago

Some trouble after update from Linux Mint 19.3 to Mint 20. HP OfficeJet 4654 e.g. whithout ADF Option. Possible Reason: Linux Mint 20 offer only HPLIP-3.20.3 Support. Actuell ist HPLIP-3.20.6 and this version has no Linux Mint 20 Support. Installation not possible.

biolon 3 years ago

Works super with Brother DCP-J105. I was so relieved when it worked with my Printer/Scanner device. I can customize the DPI, the Range, Rotate - simple, clean GREAT!

Frans 4 years 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 years 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 4 years ago

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

Linuxmintdragee 4 years ago

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

mramra 5 years ago

Me ha reconocido canonScan LIDE 25 perfectamente

davidpringle 6 years ago

Works with My Epson ET2550 for scanning great!!!

wanek1667 6 years ago

Всё что нужно есть, делает свою работу на отлично.

20170128 7 years ago

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

dickheijkoop 7 years ago


LinuxFan5 8 years ago

Need support for Wireless Samsung SCX-3205W