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
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!
It's good!! but to me, i prefer the OX PDF Creator because it is not only to convert word, excel, ppt, images to pdf, but also can encrypt pdf file and add watermark. I like it.