PaperScan Free Edition

PaperScan Free Edition

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    73,255
  • Date Added:
    September 30, 2013
  • File Size:
    8.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    328
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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5 stars

"It does what I need it do."

January 14, 2014  |  By packrfan4

 |  Version: PaperScan Free Edition 1.8.1

Pros

Free and easy.

Cons

Non that I've found yet.

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1 stars

"Does not work in Windows 8"

March 11, 2013  |  By studiophil

 |  Version: PaperScan Free Edition 1.8.3

Pros

No comment...

Cons

If you try to scan anything, then Windows closes the program.

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1 stars

"They did away with the color scanning"

January 30, 2013  |  By nevergetany

 |  Version: PaperScan Free Edition 1.8.1

Pros

Version 1.5 is 10,000,000x better stick with it. It at least scans in color.

Cons

Why did you take away the color scanning. My version 1.5 did everything right including color.

Summary

Find the 1.5 version and use it. The new and improved version 1.8 took away the color feature.

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1 stars

"OCR and PDF Are Only Available If You Pay $149"

March 29, 2012

 |  Version: PaperScan Free Edition 1.4.0.8

Pros

None—since the only reason you would want software like this is for saving OCR scanned documents as EDITABLE PDFs.

This is NOT free software. The most important features are locked unless you spend $149 for the full version.

PaperScan should, at the least, listed as free to try; but then again you can't even test the OCR capabilities if you wanted to.

Cons

Worthless—unless you pay $149 for full version. But then again, I don't even know if the full version works since I can't test it.

Summary

Free to NOT try!

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5 stars

"Excellent considering this is freeware"

January 14, 2012  |  By bob-bountiful-utah

 |  Version: PaperScan Free Edition 1.4.0.4

Pros

It works with WIA and TWAIN scanners. I used WIA for my quick evaluation. I like ability to set color-mode, paper-size and resolution one time only, and thereby more rapidly scan multiple pages.

Freeware similar to two commercial versions: a Home Edition & Professional Version. The Home Edition is free to students. I encourage students to evaluate this app (this app has document management tools superior to my version of Adobe Acrobat).

During my brief search I found several freeware apps -- all inferior to PaperScan (FreeScanner, DeskScan, iCarbon, PaperArchiver and iCopy).

Cons

The only bugs I found were with the file save (or perhaps save-as) commands, however I quickly learned how to work around these bugs.

Summary

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). It is a limited version of a commercial application, which often results in a good and reliable application. What I like is the ability to set the color-mode, paper-size and resolution one time only, and thereby more rapidly scan multiple documents. The only bugs I found were with the file save commands, however I quickly learned quickly how to work around these bugs.

It is similar to their two commercial versions: a Home Edition and Professional Version. The Home Edition, which permits scanning to a multi-page document is free to students. I would encourage students to evaluate this application, because PaperScan also includes many document management tools that are actually superior to those found in my version of Adobe Acrobat (Version 8 Standard).

During my relatively brief search I found several freeware applications, however none of these applications can compare to PaperScan, matter-of-fact I deleted all of them because of their limitations and/or defects which for me rendered them useless. These other applications: FreeScanner, DeskScan, iCarbon, PaperArchiver and iCopy. I was also often directed to Free Kapture 2.0, but I wasn't able to download and test it. There are also other applications that I unwantedly discovered while looking for freeware that are actually trialware, e.g., Scan2PDF, etc. As such I was very glad to find PaperScan.

To overcome inability to create a multipage document (a freeware limitation) you can use pdfsam (PDF Split And Merge Basic) to merge results (an open-source freeware application).

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5 stars

"It works perfectly"

June 14, 2011  |  By kuhlgeist

 |  Version: PaperScan 1.1.2

Pros

intuitive user interface
professional presentation

Cons

So far I have not found anything. I will let you know when it happens..

Summary

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.

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2 stars

"Does not allow mulitple pages"

March 07, 2011  |  By dlhdlh23

 |  Version: PaperScan 1.0

Pros

Seemed easy enough to set up and scan my first 10 pages that I wanted as a single document, but would not allow me to save that way. See Cons.

Cons

FYI - This demo version doesn't allow you to save a multiple page document. All single pages.

Summary

The free version really not useful.

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2 stars

"Didn't work for Epson Perfection 1240u scanner."

February 02, 2011  |  By wkrokosz

 |  Version: PaperScan 1.0

Pros

Installed easily and had a simple interface. I wasn't able to try any of it's features. It may work on a newer scanner....? It's worth trying if your software is no longer supported.

Cons

Didn't work on Windows 7 64 bit system for my older Epson scanner using the Twain 5 driver. This scanner plugs into a USB port. ORPALIS claims to control any scanner.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.5
Version 2.0.5 has fixed TWAIN acquisition issues and license registration problem.
General
Publisher ORPALIS
Publisher web site http://www.orpalis.com
Release Date September 30, 2013
Date Added September 30, 2013
Version 2.0.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.93MB
File Name paperscanfree.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 73,255
Downloads Last Week 328
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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