Install gscan2pdf 1.2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint

Last updated: November 27, 2013


gscan2pdf is a GUI to ease the process of producing PDFs from scanned documents. You scan one or several pages in with File/Scan, and create a PDF of selected pages with File/Save PDF.

gscan2pdf 1.2.0 was released recently with various bug fixes and translation updates. This tutorial shows how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint.

gscan2pdf 1.2.0 changelog:

  • Don’t lose extension if user-defined tool converts pnm to pbm, ppm or pgm.
  • Allow thread to import different number of pages than requested. Fixed import of pdf no longer working
  • Take the resolution directly from the scanner when scanning rather than assuming that the system value is up-to-date.
  • Fixed UTF8 handling with gocr
  • Fixed import existing multipage tif file loads only the first one
  • Actually change the device when the device combobox is changed.
  • Show/hide options in CLI frontends via Edit/Preferences
  • Fixed Thunderbird detection (for send email) does not work reliably on XFCE
  • Fixed bug opening a session file from multiple sessions
  • Added option in Edit/Preferences to automatically open the scan dialog in the background on program start.
  • Translation updates: Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, French, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Ukranian

Install gscan2pdf 1.2.0:

The latest release has been made into Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, install it in Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates.

For other releases, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf

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2 responses to Install gscan2pdf 1.2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint

  1. Worked for me.
    Thank you, Jim.

  2. Great tool to work with images scanned by Simple Scan under Ubuntu 12.04, but unfortunately it was not friendly to me trying to add a scanner of Samsung SCX-5637FR. Can anyone point me to where I could find some info on how to add a scanner to gscan2pdf?