Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.8 release on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

     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.

GScan2PDF 1.8.8 Changelog: 
  • Filter out 1 and 2 digit integers from tool warnings. Show original message, not filtered message.
  • Add option to profile only after successfully applying it
  • Fix default value for unpaper script direction.
  • Fix race condition updating widgets before they can be created after cycling device handle.
  • Fix 16-bit PNM parsing.
  • Fix Perl warning about redundant argument in sprintf.
  • Update to Hungarian translation. 

Installation instructions:

   The developer’s PPA offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

   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

   Option, remove GScan2PDF 1.8.8:

$ sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gscan2pdf

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