Scanner software for Linux
Scan documents in a Linux desktop environment is as easy as in Windows. These are some programs you can use.
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XSane is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for SANE, an interface for scanners. Xsane has a plenty of options (maybe too many for a new user) and you can scan a document and convert to an image or PDF.
Document Scanner (GNOME)
The default scanner in Ubuntu and other distros with the GNOME desktop environment is Document Scanner, also known as Simple Scan. As this name suggests, it’s a basic scanner software but it has options for selecting image quality, brightness and contrast, reordering pages, etc.
This software has a useful option called “Scan profiles” where you can create scan templates (with a particular scan resolution) so you don’t need to change parameters every time you need a high-res or low-res scan.
In Debian/Ubuntu systems, you can use
dpkg-reconfigureto reconfigure an installed package using intuitive dialogs. I will show you how to use this command to change some system settings.
If you have a scanned PDF and you want to be able to search and copy text from it, in this tutorial I will show you how to do it.
If you want to do X11 forwarding from your container to your host, you can type these simple commands.
If you don’t have a Graphical User Interface (GUI) on your Linux device, or you need a simple text-based web browser, I will show you a couple of great programs.
A comprehensive list of Linux-related websites sorted by categories.