WinScan2PDF v3.78 Updated

billon on 15 Dec 2017
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  • Released on 15 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Emka

WinScan2PDF is a very small program for scanning documents and saving them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

Privacy note: The program does not automatically clean up scanned JPEGs, which are left behind in a temporary folder.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinScan2PDF.exe (Win 98-NT) or WinScan2PDF_uc.exe.
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27 comments on WinScan2PDF  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

SH 2011-01-07 17:37

Canon MX700, doesnt work on Win7 x64.

Emka 2011-01-07 18:11

Canon MP520, does work on Win7x64.

Meta Loop 2011-01-07 18:26

CanoScan LiDE 100, doesn't work on Win7 x64

SH 2011-01-08 01:04

LOL, seeing a pattern here :)

anon 2011-01-08 06:11

Why? It *DOES* work with a Canon MP520.

SH 2011-01-13 01:06

33% ain't a very good average ;)

Emka 2011-01-13 04:51

Of course it's not a decent statistic, three people writing about their experience, without us knowing anything about the supposed malfunction...

SiĆ¢nlover 2011-01-27 14:21

My experience of using WinScan2pdf with a CanoScan LiDe 35 on Win 7 32-bit: scan proportions are obviously wrong, the width to height ratio being noticeably greater than it should be.

SH 2011-01-27 19:15

Still does nothing with my MX700.

Shame, Ubuntu has a barebones app like this as part of its default install and I really like it. Was hoping something similar would come along for Win64 because the Canon apps that are bundled with it are bloated crap.

Tommy 2011-01-28 03:37

WinScan2PDF does not work for me. I'm using Win 7 64-bit with Epson Perfection V30. When i start WinScan2PDF, I can see it as a process in Task Manager, however, the program does not show any windows for me to use it.

valcan 2011-12-27 17:46

Winscan2PDF 1.45 doesn't work under my windows 2000 pro service pack 4 update 1. Reading all comments I can see that this updating must be checked and fixed.

V1.45

mupan 2011-12-28 00:34

Seeing there are issues with this I stick to my well-established scanning procedure: Irfan batch scan - pdftk to combine the single page pdf scans Irfan produces. I need Irfan and pdftk anyway for many purposes, so don't need a new single-purpose program with issues, and Irfan and pdftk are portable. pdftk is a commandline program, and composing the necessary commandline (something like pdftk cat output or pdftk cat output is most easy with Free Commander portable, and having pdftk in the %path%.

V1.45

mupan 2011-12-28 00:42

The bulletin software deleted part of my example commandlines, so ask me if you want it.

V1.45

webfork 2012-02-04 19:00

Worked great with my old HP AIO. The "twain" option used HP's own software to do the scan, while the other option used WinScan2PDF's own tools, which included color, grayscale, black and white, as well as page size. Very useful program.

V1.51

allclownsareevil 2012-03-12 23:52

Good program. Could be enahnced by ability to save the JPGs it generates in composing the PDF file too.

Another issue is that is saves the .jpg files in the temp folder even after exiting the program. I'd say this is a noteworthy issue being as you could be scanning personal documents, bank statements etc.

Good program though.

V1.55

Kea 2012-12-12 01:13

Thanks, allclownsareevil. This is a real no no! Good program if you use it at home, but not if you use it to scan sensitive documents on a "public" computer. Please, add a warning to the entry - the jpg files remain even after many restarts.

v2.00

lautrepay 2012-12-12 01:51

@allclownsareevil and Kea: Note added.

v2.00

Midas 2012-12-12 10:42

Good catch; it's stuff like this that makes TPFC so great. :D

v2.00

rogerthedodger 2013-04-28 04:40

How about making network scanners visible? Lots of AIO network printers around.

v2.04

opsimathic 2014-01-26 13:11

Can someone tell me where the .jpg images are left behind? I want to delete them but am unable to find them. Thanks.

v2.24

MIKLO 2017-08-07 13:36

Can the maker tell me why the jpg's wouldn't go into the application folder, makes no sense that they are so hidden. Unless I am missing something which I doubt.
MIKLO

v3.55

__philippe 2017-08-07 14:03

v3.55

opsimathic 2017-08-11 05:45

@MIKLO - I fully agree it would be better if the jpg's were in the application folder, however they are not really hidden. In the current release the folder where the jpg's are stored can be easily opened and worked with under OPTIONS -> Open Temporary Folder. Hope this helps.

v3.55

Emka 2017-08-12 06:25

Can't you disable it saving temporary files in the options?

v3.55

opsimathic 2017-08-12 08:51

@Emka - The first item under OPTIONS look like you can set the utility to delete the jpgs when you exit the program. I have never been very sure the program actually does what it says, so I simply use the second item in OPTIONS to check and delete as necessary. Periodically I use the jpg instead the pdf so I actually find this useful. Bottom line is that I wish the author would clean all this up a bit more, but I find the utility so useful (use it every day almost) that I am prepared to work around the idiosyncrasies.

v3.55

MIKLO 2017-08-26 14:06

@__philippe thanks for the help I appreciate very much.
MIKLO

v3.61

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