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

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  • Great application, saves a lot of hassle.

  • 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.

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