Linux Scanner Software
Can't Find a Driver for Your Scanner? VueScan is here to help
We reverse engineered over 6500 scanners and included built in drivers in VueScan so you can keep using the scanner you already have.
Download VueScan and start scanning in 60 seconds.
I had tons of photos to scan, and after doing some research I decided to go for VueScan. I don't regret my decision. Scanning was a breeze and saved me a lot of time. I'm using a Brother All-in scanner which I bought 3 years ago and whilst its scanning software is not bad it's much slower and has way less options than VueScan. My operation system is Windows 10. I can recommend VueScan without hesitation. It''s worth the money.
Victor C Glanville
Hamrick Software - I have been using VueScan for 10 years on several different computers using 3 scanner models. It really is an excellent product well maintained and exceptional value for money. It has given me a lot of pleasure over the years and helped produce some high quality scans of vintage family photography. I can recommend it to anyone.
I am absolutely in love with this software! My Nikon COOL SCAN V would only work with Windows 98 so it's been our of commission for quite a while. Thanks to VueScan, it back online and working better than ever. It is so efficient and easy to use that I'm looking forward to scanning several thousand slides that have been stored away and unusable. My scanner now works so much better than it did originally that I am incredulous. I purchased the Pro version and it is worth every penny of the reasonable price. WOW! Love it! Thank You Hamrick!!!
In Jan 2003 I bought VueScan for my Epson Perfection 1200. I used it a lot, more functions than the standard driver. Got new computers with new operating systems, forgot about VueScan. I got a new Epson scanner - old one doesn't have Win10 drivers. I remembered VueScan. Found it, downloaded the trial version, and my old EPSON 1200 scanner WORKED again. Wow, a purchase made in 2003, works on a PC with an operating system that doesn't exist in 2003. 17 YEARS later! And that for a very small amount of money. THIS IS SERVICE AND ADDING VALUE TO YOUR CUSTOMER!
It's absurd that I couldn't use my Espon WF-3520 scanner when Mac OS updated, and Epson obviously has no interest in fixing the problem. Works perfectly with VueScan 9.
Was going to send my very old HP scanjet to the landfill but thanks to Hamrick Software I won’t have to!!! Very sustainable. It works on my Macbook with Catalina OS!!!!
Vuescan Professional saved me from having to buy a new scanner when Mac Catalina no longer supported my current scanner. Much less expensive than buying a new scanner, easy to use and great quality.
I’m very pleased with the software. It recognized all scanner features and allows me to continue scan to documents after macOS update.
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How it works
We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported
We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems
You download VueScan and use it to scan documents, photos, film and slides with your scanner
The Tool For All Your Scanning Needs
VueScan has the features you need no matter what you need to scan
Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.
Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
Scan to PDF (Single and Multipage)
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Automatic Color Detection
Small document file sizes
Automatic document deskewing
Do you have boxes full of photos in a drawer? Use VueScan to get them on your computer, and off your to-do list.
Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
Scan to JPEG or TIFF
Preset photo sizes
Scan multiple photos on the flatbed
Automatic file naming
Scan Film and Slides
VueScan is the ultimate tool for all your film and slide scanning needs.
Works with almost all film/slide scanners
Scan to JPEG/TIFF/RAW
Infrared Dust Removal
Works on 6500+ scanners
Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux
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Advanced Scanning Control
Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner
Translated in to 28+ languages
How do I scan on Linux?
There are two main ways that you can scan on Linux. The first is to use a scanner that is supported by the SANE project. SANE supports many scanners (to varying degrees) and you may be able to scan perfectly fine just with this. SANE has a command line version and also many graphical front ends.
If you aren’t able to get your scanner working with SANE - you might try downloading VueScan. VueScan includes over 6500 scanner drivers, many of which are not supported by the SANE project.
Why doesn’t my scanner work on Linux
- It isn’t supported by the SANE project
- The USB cable has gone bad, try using a different cable or port.
- If the scanner has an on button, make sure that it is turned on
- Try turning your scanner off and on again
- Try running as root instead of a normal user
Does Linux have scanner software?
Yes! Linux has many scanner software options. The most commercial option is VueScan - scanner software used by over 900,000 users around the world. It supports many scanners that aren’t supported by the SANE project.
Every day thousands of people download VueScan to fix their old scanner
Now it's your turn to bring your scanner back to life - and keep it out of the landfill