ScanPapyrus

ScanPapyrus 19.4

Automate the scanning of documents and books into PDF, DjVu, and image formats
5.0  (1 vote)
19.4 (See all)

ScanPapyrus is intended to import images from a flatbed scanner. In this regard, it supports various types of scanners, even those that support automatic page feeding. Additionally, the tool can help you edit the scanned images. The program has a nice and intuitive interface.

The best of the features of this product is perhaps the possibility to automate the scanning process. If your scanner has an automatic document feeder, ScanPapyrus can easily detect whether a pack of sheets is waiting to be scanned. It is also very convenient that it also supports scanning both sides of a sheet. Yet, if you cannot use a document feeder and your computer and scanner are in different parts of the room, you can set a given interval between each scan process, which allows you to change the source printed material or turn the pages without needing to push a button in your computer.

It is excellent that the program can enhance the quality of the acquired images without your intervention. For instance, the software can remove the gray background, crop the image to the page borders and remove scratches. The tool can successfully split facing pages taken from an open book. Similarly, it can straighten pages that were laying crooked on the scanner glass.

ScanPapyrus can create multipage documents and it is great that it can even arrange numbered pages automatically even if they were not acquired in the right order. Moreover, you can delete unnecessary pages, add new ones and arrange them in the desired order.

Finally, it is allowed to make small changes to the images. Various operations are possible, including flipping, cropping and adjusting contrast. Then, you can save the images in such formats as PDF, DOCX, DjVu, JPG, TIFF, BMP, and PNG.

All in all, ScanPapyrus is a great software complement for your scanner. It supports multiple types of scanners and automatic page feeders. Moreover, the tool can export the acquired images in various popular document and picture formats. In my opinion, it is an obvious limitation that it does not support using optical character recognition (OCR). The product can be evaluated freely but leaves a watermark on every scanned image.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Batch scanning
  • Automatic page sorting by page number
  • Automatic image adjustment
  • Compatible with various types of scanners
  • Automatic splitting of facing pages

Cons

  • Does not support OCR
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