How to Install gscan2pdf on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install gscan2pdf 2.12.5 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Linux Mint 20.3, and lower versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

gscan2pdf is a GUI tool used to produce PDFs or DjVus from Scanned documents,gscan2pdf works on all Linux / BSD machines.

gscan2pdf team released a newer version 2.12.5 recently and is yet to be updated in official PPA (Jeffrey Ratcliffe) for Ubuntu 20.04 and lower versions.

Features of gscan2pdf

  • Ocropus & tesseract support
  • Write multi-page scan to PDF, DjVu or TIFF
  • Incorporate PDF metadata in the filename
  • Write single scans to any format supported by ImageMagick

How to Install gscan2pdf 2.12.5 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

gscan2pdf can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems via 2 methods

  • Method 1 : Via official PPA
  • Method 2 : Via Deb file

Method 1: Via Official PPA

Step 1: Add the official PPA

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

Step 2: Install gscan2pdf

sudo apt install gscan2pdf

Method 2 : Via Deb file

Download the DEB installer file from the SourceForge site

Install the Deb file using dpkg command

sudo dpkg -i gscan2pdf_2.12.5-1_all.deb
Install gscan2pdf 2.12.5 on ubuntu

How to Remove gscan2pdf

Use the below command to remove gscan2pdf on the system

sudo apt remove gscan2pdf && sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install gscan2pdf on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and LinuxMint 20.3.

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