Thursday, March 30, 2017

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.7.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

   gscan2pdf is a GUI to ease the process of producing PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents. You scan one or several pages in with File/Scan, and create a PDF of selected pages with File/Save PDF. At maturity, the GUI will have similar features to that of the Windows Imaging program, but with the express objective of writing a PDF, including metadata. Scanning is handled with SANE via scanimage. PDF conversion is done by libtiff. Perl is used for portability and ease of programming, with gtk2-perl for the GUI. This should therefore work more or less out of the box on any system with gtk2-perl, scanimage, and libtiff.

  •     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

Installation instructions:

   Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf

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