How do I download NAPS2?
Visit NAPS2‘s home page at www.naps2.com . NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your documents from WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners, organize the pages as you like, and save them as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and other file formats. Requires .
What is the best free scanning software?
Top 6 Free Scanner Software
- Abbyy FineReader – Multi-language support.
- Adobe Acrobat – From the most professional.
- PaperScan – Convenient management of scanned documents.
- OmniPage Standard – Lots of export options.
- NAPS2 – Simple and user-friendly interface.
- ScanSpeeder – Scanner for photographers.
Recommended download: naps2-6.1.2-setup.exe
|6.1.2||Installer for group policy||msi||2.53 MB|
|6.1.2||Portable archive||zip||2.84 MB|
|6.1.2||Portable archive||7z||1.91 MB|
Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10.
On Windows 7 and earlier, you may need to install the .NET Framework 4.0 first.
You will need to install the following packages.
Older versions of Mono may work with some issues. Follow these instructions to install the recommended version.
mono-devel (5.17 or later)
tesseract-ocr for OCR
tesseract-ocr-LANG where LANG is the 3-letter language code (reference)
Downloading and Installing
You can download NAPS2 from the download page. There are a few options:
- Installer (.exe) – For most users. Download and run this to install NAPS2 on your Windows computer. A shortcut will be placed in your Start menu.
- Installer for group policy (.msi) – If you are an organization distributing NAPS2 through group policy (GPO), download and install this. See Organization Use.
- Portable archive (.zip, .7z, .tar.gz) – If you want to use NAPS2 without installation, download and extract one of these files. Run NAPS2.Portable.exe to start.
Linux users must use one of the portable archives.
Creating a Profile
To scan with NAPS2, you need to create at least one profile. A profile stores a reference to a particular scanning device, and all the settings used to scan with it.
To create a profile, click the Profiles menu button, then click Add. Type a name for your profile, e.g. “Canon MP495 (color)”.
There are two types of drivers: WIA and TWAIN. If you don’t know the difference, try WIA. If you encounter problems (e.g. you can’t find your device), try TWAIN instead. Once you’ve selected a driver, click Select Device and select the scanner you want to use.
Once you’ve selected a device, you can change the settings used to scan.
When you’re done, click OK to save your profile. You can then create more profiles if you want, or press Done to go back to the main window.
Once you’ve created a profile, you can now scan. Click the Scan menu button. If you want to choose a different profile, click the dropdown arrow instead. That’s it! If you selected “Use native UI” in your profile, a TWAIN/WIA window will pop up allowing you to scan.
If you want to scan more pages, click the Scan button again.
Organizing Scanned Images
Once you’ve scanned one or more pages, they will appear as thumbnails in the main window. You can select thumbnails by clicking on them, and use the menu buttons to rotate/flip/reorder/delete them as required. You can also clear all scanned images and start over.
The Save PDF button will prompt you to save your pages as a .pdf file.
- If you only want to save some pages, select them then click the dropdown arrow beside the Save PDF button and choose “Selected”.
- You can choose “PDF Settings” in the dropdown menu to configure how the PDF is saved.
The Save Images button will prompt you to save your pages as .png, .jpeg, .tiff, or other image file formats.
- TIFF files can store multiple pages, but for all other formats a separate file will be saved for each page.
- If you only want to save some pages, select them then click the dropdown arrow beside the Save Images button and choose “Selected”.
- You can choose “Image Settings” in the dropdown menu to configure how the images are saved.
The Email PDF button lets you start composing an email with a PDF attachment with a single click.
- If you only want to email some pages, select them then click the dropdown arrow beside the Email PDF button and choose “Selected”.
- When you first press the Email PDF button, you will be prompted to choose which email application or provider you want to use. If you have an email application like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird installed, those will be listed. You can also choose to use a Gmail or Outlook Web Access account.
- Once you’ve selected a provider, you can change it later by clicking the dropdown arrow beside the Email PDF button and choosing “Email Settings”.