The Free Edition of PaperScan Scanner Software allows users to benefit for free from the advantages of a universal scanning with post-processing capabilities tool.
Technical support for PaperScan Free Edition is delivered via our our free PaperScan users community forum section.
"On 1/13/2012 I spent several hours searching for a good freeware "General Purpose" Scanner Application, where "General Purpose" means that it works with all WIA and/or TWAIN scanners. I wanted software to replace the poor software that came with my HP 4470c Scanjet (purchased several years ago).
I found this excellent freeware application. It works with WIA and TWAIN scanners (I use the WIA option)..."
"I am using PaperScan and I am very satisfied. I use it for private and professional purposes - as a professional musician I scan all my sheetmusic in the MusicPadPro and the scans must be of most excellent quality for best reading purposes. Paperscan is the first tool that does this job fine! Thank you for that. Furthermore, I do have a really paperless office - everything is scanned over here!"
Henk Pakker, The Netherlands
"I bought a scanner at a thrift store but then had a difficult time downloading, installing and running the driver and software. I got a message saying I needed a Twain-compliant software application program running under windows. I searched the web and found this free paperscan program, downloaded it and everything immediately started working like a charm, great scans. I'm very satisfied with this software."
"I suddenly could no longer scan documents with my Canon LaserBase MF5730 bought back in 2006, using the Canon MFToolbox which comes with the MF device. I downloaded from CNET Krystal Capture Studio and mdss. Krystal Capture Studio did not install, mdss did not run. So I tried PaperScan 1.1.02 Free Edition. It just runs beautifully."
"This program finally got my Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner working. Thank you!"
PaperScan is a great WIA (Windows Image Acquisition) & TWAIN (which is a standard software protocol and applications programming interface (API) that controls communication between software applications and imaging devices such as scanners and digital cameras.) scanning software with an OCR engine focused on sole idea, i.e., making document acquisition an unparalleled stress-free task for anybody.
Unlike most of the other scanning applications which are dedicated to one scanner and/or one protocol, PaperScan is simply common many scanners and protocols By PaperScan one can control whichever scanner the use wants, including network scanners, cameras or acquisition cards with one simple click where in all capabilities are spontaneously controlled and negotiated by PaperScan.
One can try Importing any image/PDF files using PaperScan which arrange them in any imaginable single-page/multi-page configuration, perform a wide range of image adjustments/improvements, annotate documents with sticky notes, rubber stamps, highlighter or arrows and save the work in various file formats including PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and JBIG2 Few of the Image correction and also enhancing features are as follows;
Autodeskew ,Remove punch holes and borders automatically. Blank pages detection and removal, Convert to black and white or greyscale or colour. Adjust colour, Apply filters to smooth, stretch contrast or median the image. Erase a specific area. etc."
"I am using the PaperScan Free Edition is doing what expected and it is very useful when scanning a lot of information.
As I live in Hong Kong and work in China, having Chinese language translation (both in Simplified & Traditional Chinese) is much convenient for me and my family, especially for my young son, only twelve years old. And also it is more convenient for user in Asia area, especially in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong & Macau.
"Hi, I could use Paperscan for everything, to scan the nicely drawn pictures from my little sister, to scan homework to my friends, …
I think personally Paperscan is a great product, but I don't know it for sure, because i have never tested it.
But based on the description, Paperscan is very nice!
"My daughter have just been approved to a free students version of Paperscan Home edition, and I can see how much she is already using it. She is very satisfied with your product and especially the carious ways to correct the scanned image. She has letting me try the programme and I must say it's a nice and very intuitive application. THumbs up for you guys for doing a great job."
"I had been in search of an application to scan documents and receipts. I had some basic requirements that software must support crop, deskew, save to PDF, twain support, combine multiple scans to single PDF, and provide some image cleanup functions.
I downloaded about a dozen apps and tried them all and surprisingly most did not have all the features, did not work, or if did work were priced around $200 plus. Then I ran across PaperScan by accident, tried it, and found it refreshing that it did all that I needed and had a nice clean design and fairly easy to use.
What happened next really surprised me. I had posted to the forum requesting some features that would be nice to have. Then a few weeks later noticed that one of those features had been implemented.
This is a responsive and responsible company with a great product that is improving and I strongly recommend this software product."
"I've been using PaperScan for months, and it works brilliant for me. Also tried several scanning applications due to my scanner's pure software but it turned out to be the best one.
I sincerely thank PaperScan's developers for their hard but successful work.
Keep it up!"
"Batch scanning all invoices would make it easier to recall previous purchases and information on my laptop. It sure saves carrying around my file cabinet. :)"
"My family left a lot of old documents that I would love to preserve digitally and in an editable (not just searchable) format. PaperScan is one of the most straightforward and portable (works with my existing scanner) apps anyone could find. I'd definitely recommend it to school, small businesses and non-profits needing to reduce their clutter. Thanks for the fine work."
"I use my scanner to scan & electronically file my correspondence. Saves filing lots of paper and the pain of searching through folders and boxes for the right documents. I have been looking for software that would work with my old all-in-one Brother Scanner/Printer as the supplied s/w is not very user-friendly and is more XP than Windows 7 in style. I have just found your software and it looks very much what I am looking for. I will be trying the Free version and hoping that I am lucky enough to win one of the 10 professional licenses. Congrats of your 1st birthday :=)"
Happy First Anniversary and millions of thanks for the opportunity. I have a scanner but too bad, I lost the driver CD provided by the vendor. Now I am counting on Windows Fax and Scan for daily scan task. Well, we know that despite being simple to use, it is not very robust. That is why I am desperate to win a license. No to mention that there is this OCR support which certainly would be a nice addition to my scanner capability.
"I think that paperscan pro is a green solution that simplifies the scanning, arranging and processing tasks to try and reach a paperless office."
"I volunteer with Habitat For Humanity Artesia. Many workers have digital cameras and take lots of pictures while we are building a home. I then have to take these photos and scan them into our web page so everyone can have access to them. I am looking forward to using Paper Scan to help me. Your product is terrific! Thanks."
"great job, the proceccing methods are great !"
"So it is just fine solution when You want to have documents in digital form and let You save a lot of Your expensive time.
Regards from Poland
Po prostu jest to doskonałe rozwiązanie jeśli chcesz mieć swoje dokumenty w cyfrowej formie i pozwala zaoszczędzić Ci mnóstwo Twojego cennego czasu. Pozdrownienia z Polski"
"PaperScan is a great program that takes up little space. Giants can not with the small PaperScan. It is a resource that helps me in my day to day. Thank you.
Greetings from Barcelona (Spain)
PaperScan es un gran programa que ocupa poco espacio. Los gigantes no podrán con el pequeño PaperScan. Es un recurso que me ayuda en mi día a día. Gracias. Saludos desde Barcelona (España)"
"I bought an E-Book Reader at Christmas and your nice Scan-Software could help me to convert my old Papers to PDF's , so I get a bit more space on my shelf.
"I started using Paperscan after obtaining a new computer. I had previously used recommended Paperport but find the paperscan tool simple, lighweight, and effective for our organizational needs."
"It would be so cool – good to have this, because I have this sort of work-gaming-study group where we need alot of papapers and pictures to scan. This would be just SO good for me and my studies.
Et en plus, je suis content d'avoir perdu mes CD de mon scanner parce'que maintenant j'ai un chance de gagner 1000 fois mieux!"
"It is not as much the winning, as the wanting it, in the case of Paperscan.My old HP PSC 1200 packed up due to voltage spikes and I was forced to buy another entry level HP PSC 1050J410 which is okay but the software is inadequate to say the least.
I heard of Paperscan and fortuitously landed on this site.Let us now wait and see…"
"I stumbled upon Paperscan when I was looking for an alternative to Nuance Paperport. That one is not bad but expensive and the dev team is uncapable of solving problems. PAPERSCAN in its way is perfect. Easy to use and ergonomically persuading.
That is what I like."
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