Free Scan to PDF is a productivity software developed by Free PDf Solutions. The scanning software enables your computer to connect with document scanners and create two-dimensional digital images. All files scanned through this program can be created into a portable document format of PDF files. Scanning and creating PDFs on this program is easy as it has a small and plain user interface and a limited set of tools. In the center is the viewing window. Free Scan to PDF was created for the Windows operating system beginning with Windows XP to Windows 8.
Capabilities and layout
Holding the original and physical copy of a document is important, but a digital copy of it can make it more accessible and portable. Free Scan to PDF is a universal scanning software that connects to any type of scanner. Whether its a drum scanner, handheld, sheet-fed, or flatbed, this scanner driver can recognize all models of scanners connected to your computer. Once you download Free Scan to PDF, you will see that it uses a Microsoft Installer extension. This is because MSI files offer flexible application installation and maintenance.
Free Scan to PDF only has 7 commands, namely: Select Scanner, New Document, Scan Page, Save as PDF, Delete selected page, Move selected page to right side/left side. With limited and straightforward features, Free Scan to PDF enables you to scan and save your documents quickly. Other than the list that appears when you select a scanner, the program does not feature other configuration options. The commands are displayed following a counter-clockwise layout.
On the upper left is the Select Scanner and New Document while the lower right has the Scan Page and Save as PDF command. The top right shows the Delete selected page and Move the selected page to the right side/left side command as these are optional. By default, Free Scan to PDF is a WIA Driver. It stands for Windows Image Acquisition and it is a Microsoft driver model that enables the program to communicate with your imaging hardware.
Free Scan to PDF aims to be an incredibly simple and plain program that it waived any security and customization features. One feature that would benefit PDF users is encryption. PDF files are typically used in professional settings to keep the contents from being edited. It would benefit a lot of users if Free Scan to PDF can be both a WIA and TWAIN Driver. The latter is an application programming interface and communication protocol in charge of regulating the connection between the program and the scanner.
Customization settings would also benefit those that are creating PDF documents through this program. Options such as Paper Source, Paper size, Resolution, Bit depth, Brightness, and Contrast can help users enhance the scanner’s output. For example, allowing users to select a higher resolution can help capture the nuances of the item they’re scanning.
Effortless scanning software
Free Scan to PDF is suited for personal use. This is because its encryption settings are unknown and it does not offer editing tools. You can install it in a computer with its own safety features, and where you do not intend to edit a PDF file. This program only aims to connect to your scanner, copy documents, and compile the copies.