Linux Scanner Software

Can't Find a Driver for Your Scanner? VueScan is here to help

We reverse engineered over 6000 scanners and included built in drivers in VueScan so you can keep using the scanner you already have.

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

Scan Documents

Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.

Linux Scanner Software for Documents

Scan Photos

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

Learn more about scanning photos with VueScan »
Linux Scanner Software for Photos

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

  • Color correction

  • IT8 Calibration

  • Photoshop Integration

Linux Scanner Software for Film/Slides

Works on 6000+ scanners

Works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Updated every week or two

Advanced Scanning Control

Basic Mode

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 6000 scanner drivers, many of which are not supported by the SANE project.

Why doesn’t my scanner work on Linux

  1. It isn’t supported by the SANE project
  2. The USB cable has gone bad, try using a different cable or port.
  3. If the scanner has an on button, make sure that it is turned on
  4. Try turning your scanner off and on again
  5. 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 more than 10,000 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

Download VueScan