A GUI to ease the process of producing a multipage PDF from a scan. gscan2pdf should work on almost any Linux/BSD machine.
- Compatible with any SANE-capable scanner
- Crop, threshold & clean up scan
- Reorder pages via DND
- Write multi-page scan to PDF, DjVu or TIFF
- Write single scans to any format supported by ImageMagick
- Ocropus & tesseract support
- Place OCR output at boundary boxes supplied by Ocropus
- Incorporate PDF metadata in filename
I use it daily in my company for archiving the complete incoming correspondance
I'm a long-time Fedora user, and I'm hear to tell you that the Suse rpm installed on Fedora 25 without errors. The first time I launched it I saw something go by about the required version of libtiff, but it wasn't fatal, and the software works very well, better than I expected, over a wireless connection to an HP Color LaserJet MFC m277dw. The "unpaper" function, especially, is impressive! Update: I chose "Just OK" for Support because I thought I had to choose something, and didn't see "Haven't tried to get support yet" as one of my choices 8^(.
Installing gscan2pdf on my machine required 41 extra libraries and utilities, which did not bode well as I am running an XFCE installation trying to keep the OS/program footprint down. After installation, it seemed to scan fairly well, only I could not save anything, no matter what I tried. Unable to save! I could not even copy the picture to the clipboard so in the end I uninstalled gscan2pdf again. I could not easily find a way to specify the area to scan either and as I have a high-resolution A3 scanner, each scan I tried took quite long. As an old hand at Linux, I realise that lately I have felt quite let down by programs surrounding Linux and this experience just compounds my negative sentiment. Perhaps I should stick to Linux on the servers and use a more appropriate system for my desktop. Since this is not a fruit-flavoured machine that leaves me only one real choice. I shudder. Sigh!
Brilliant tool. Allows me to get rid of all the paper around the flat. Tesseract also gives reasonably good out of the box OCR.
Have used this program over several years and found it outstanding. just two issues: 1. By default, my Fujitsu scanner only scans the first 279mm of an A4 page. There is a simple fix. Choose manual paper size (which defaults to 279) and scan. Then select A4 and you will get a full A4 scan. Either the Fujitsu firmware or the libsane-perl driver defaults to a less then A4 scan. 2. It would be sooooo nice to have a key combination (ctrl-i?) to initiate a scan. Would much improve my work-flow. Many thanks for an brilliant program.