ScanPapyrus News

Version 23.2, March 17, 2024

  • Fixed automatic brightness correction for Hewlett-Packard scanners.

  • Fixed work with Kyocera scanners.

  • Changed the scanner selection dialog.

Version 23.1, October 8, 2023

  • Added the welcome screen.

Version 23.0, July 15, 2023

  • Added background processing in batch scanning. Automatic processing and splitting of the book spread into separate pages are now performed in the background. You can scan the next page without waiting for the processing of the previous one to finish, which significantly speeds up the process of scanning a large number of pages.

  • Added a counter of scanned pages in batch scanning.

Version 22.4, May 13, 2023

  • Added the ability to compress black and white images when exporting to DjVu format.

Version 22.3.2, February 12, 2023

  • Added Norwegian language.

Version 22.3, January 31, 2023

  • Adaptation for High DPI monitors.

  • Updated Belarusian language.

Version 22.2, December 4, 2022

  • Added the ability to set a custom scan area and use it for batch and regular scanning.

  • Fixed region scanning.

  • Added support for JPEG2000 format when loading images from PDF files.

  • Fixed saving quality when exporting to PDF.

  • Fixed group export to files.

  • Added Romanian language.

Version 22.1, January 30, 2022

  • Added support for Kyocera MFPs (ECOSYS M2040DN, M2540DN, M3145DN, M2235DN).

  • Added the ability to apply group operations only to selected pages.

  • Fixed the bug when undoing operations.

Version 22.0, December 25, 2021

  • Fixed the error when recognition via ABBYY Cloud OCR: the selected recognition server was not saved.

  • Added support for recognition service OCR Web Service ( This service supports many languages and saves in Word (doc/docx), Excel (xls/xlsx), PDF, Rich Text and Plain Text formats.
    To learn how to start using this service see Connecting the OCR Web Service

  • Added Undo/Redo operations.

  • Fixed saving the scan project.

  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Version 21.03, May 30, 2021

  • Fixed the bug when saving an existing project.

Version 21.02, May 27, 2021

  • Saving *.scpap project files has been fixed.

  • Logging events (errors) and viewing events has been added.

  • The bug creating PDF resulting in empty pages has been fixed.

Version 21.01, May 18, 2021

  • The project file format has been updated.

  • It is now possible to select a directory for storing temporary files.

  • The bug while loading a large number of images from the hard drive has been fixed.

  • A digital scale with the possibility of keeping the specified values has been added in the brightness and contrast correction mode.

  • While saving a file in the PDF format, now it is possible to open the folder with this file.

  • The PDF export progress bar now shows progress for each step while creating the file.

  • Simple cropping is on by default.

  • Ctrl+A inverts the selection.

  • The bug while loading images from PDF has been fixed.

  • Other bugs have been fixed.

Version 20.13, April 24, 2021

  • Fixed scanning via WIA driver.

  • Fixed the cropping bug.

  • Updated Polish.

Version 20.12, December 16, 2020

  • Changed the interface for manual brightness and contrast adjustment.

  • Added Brazilian-Portuguese and Korean.

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 20.11, September 20, 2020

  • The original image from the scanner is stored without loss of quality.

  • Improved the algorithm for compressing PDF to the specified size.

  • Fixed export to DjVu.

  • Updated Italian.

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 20.00.4, June 1, 2020

  • Fixed scanner selection window.

  • Fixed print settings when creating a photocopy.

  • Updated Turkish and Polish.

Version 20.0, May 2, 2020

  • Accelerated page movement operations in the project.

  • Accelerated group operations for automatic cropping, deskewing, and page splitting.

  • Fixed automatic sorting of pages by page numbers.

  • Added the ability to connect your OCR SDK account for text recognition. Learn more about Recognition in ScanPapyrus.

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 19.4, January 22, 2020

  • Improved online recognition.

  • Improved rendering of page thumbnails.

  • Added the Mark all pages above and Mark all pages below operations to a thumbnail context menu.

Version 19.3, December 20, 2019

  • Added the ability to remove all blank pages from a project.

  • Added mirroring of pages horizontally or vertically.

Version 19.2, November 16, 2019

  • Added the ability to mark even/odd pages for post-processing.

  • Accelerated automatic post-processing operations.

  • Fixed installation errors.

Version 19.1, November 10, 2019

  • Fixed auto-deskew error when scanning. Previously, auto-deskew led to auto-cropping.

  • Added the group operation of automatic page alignment.

  • Added the ability to merge all pages in pairs.

  • Improved region scanning. Auto contrast can be used when scanning a region.

  • Added lots of shortcut keys.

  • Expanded context menu.

Version 19.0, August 20, 2019

Version 18.5, April 14, 2019

  • Added the ability to skip blank pages. ScanPapyrus determines the number of dark pixels on the scanned page, and if the dark pixels are greater than a specified threshold, then this page is skipped, i.e. not added to the project.

Version 18.4, February 25, 2019

  • Fixed printing and photocopying.

  • Added saving print settings.

Version 18.3, January 28, 2019

  • Fixed a bug when compressing the PDF.

  • Fixed merging of pages.

Version 18.2, January 21, 2019

  • Fixed batch operations on selected pages.

Version 18.1, January 16, 2019

  • Updated interface, renamed interface elements.

  • Redrawn icons.

  • Improved the algorithm of PDF file compression to the specified size.

  • Changed interface for the operation of merging pages. Added the ability to set the spacing between the pages to be merged, the ability to delete the original pages to be merged.

  • Added the Apply to all pages check box when manually aligning the page slope, which allows you to align all pages in the document.

  • Added the ability to set the page position when printing.

  • Fixed printing errors.

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 17.4, August 25, 2018

  • In Page Rotation mode, added vertical and horizontal lines to help align the document.

Version 17.3, July 31, 2018

  • Added the ability to auto-deskew scanned pages.

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 17.2, May 15, 2018

  • Added the ability to manually divide a scanned image into multiple pages. This is useful when scanning books or brochures.

  • Added functions for processing pages: conversion to black and white or gray, negative and gamma correction.

  • Added the simplified cropping mode when scanning.

  • Rearranged the buttons in the Layout tab.

  • The current page number is displayed in the status bar.

  • Added the Start new project after exporting to PDF option when exporting to PDF. If you enable this option, a new project will be created immediately after saving the document to PDF. The current project is not saved.

  • The Belarusian and Turkish languages have been updated.

Version 17.1, February 28, 2018

  • Added the ability to use a sound signal to notify you that the current page has been scanned. You can select a sound melody, set the sound volume, or disable any sound signals. This option is useful if you are away from the computer and cannot see the screen. The sound signal will tell you that you need to change the page on the scanner.

  • Added the ability to merge pages arranged horizontally or vertically. The merged pages will be added to the project as a single new page. This option is useful if you have a few small pages that you would prefer to have merged into a single page.

  • Added the ability to select the color of the cropping rectangle when manually cropping a page. This option is useful if the rectangle is hard to see over some color images.

  • Added the Save Project As menu option, so that you can save the project under a different name. Also added the Close Project option and removed the New Project option.

  • Fixed page list handling when moving a page.

  • Added the Estonian and Swedish languages. Updated the Slovenian language.

  • Fixed some bugs.

Version 17.0, November 25, 2017

  • Added page number detection and automatic page sorting by page number.

  • Improved post-processing of scanned pages. Now ScanPapyrus always automatically aligns each scanned page.

  • Added an option to turn off automatic adjustments when splitting a book spread into two pages. That option can be useful if the automatic page cropping operation removes the area containing a page number.

  • Added PDF quality selection when exporting to PDF. Setting this parameter can reduce the output PDF file size.

  • Added a pop-up toolbar.

  • Added photo sizes: 9 cm by 13 cm (4 in. by 5.3 in.), 10 cm by 15 cm (4 in. by 6 in.), etc. for the scan area.

  • If you close ScanPapyrus, it will remember the position of its batch scan window until the next launch.

  • Now the page list background is not white, so you can more easily see how big is the page.

  • Fixed the manual page rotation to a few tenths of a degree.

  • When loading images from files, a dialog box with a progress bar is displayed. If necessary, you can stop the loading of the images.

  • When saving one page to a file, ScanPapyrus automatically suggests a default file name.

  • A double click on a page in the page list marks the page with a check mark.

  • The page cropping and page rotation panels can be closed by pressing the Esc key.

  • Added hotkeys to rotate page left or right: Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively.

  • Now the pages in the page list are larger than before.

  • If the current project has a name, the same filename with the .pdf extension will be automatically suggested when saving to PDF.

  • Fixed minor bugs and made some changes to improve user experience.

Version 16.18, August 20, 2017

  • Added an Apply to all pages checkbox to the page brightness/contrast adjustment settings. Having set up the brightness/contrast adjustment parameters for one page, you can check that checkbox to apply the same settings to all the pages in the project.

  • Added an Apply to all pages checkbox to the page cropping settings. Having set up the cropping parameters for one page, you can check that checkbox to apply the same settings to all the pages in the project. That option is handy if you have scans with unnecessary margins and want to remove them from all the pages. Instead of cropping each page manually, you can set up cropping for one page and then automatically crop all pages.

  • Extended the settings for exporting scans to image files. Added file counter settings and filename settings.

  • Fixed page margins selection when printing or photocopying.

  • Fixed some bugs.

Version 16.17, March 25, 2017

  • Changed the work with an automatic document feeder. That is, all sheets in an ADF will be scanned. There is no more possibility to scan one sheet at a time because modern high-speed scanners scan several pages at once and scanning of one page on such scanners is impossible.

  • Added the selection of scanning area. You can scan the entire scanner area, or limit it to a specified size, for example, Letter, A4, A5,etc.

  • The region scanning is performed from a flatbed scanner only. Even if an ADF is selected, pressing the Scan Region button will start scanning from the flatbed scanner and a pop-up message will be displayed.

  • Added hotkeys Home, End, PgUp, PgDown for a page navigation.

  • Fixed some bugs.

Version 16.16, February 20, 2017

  • The rotation step has been reduced in order to improve the angle selection.
  • Changed the position of some buttons in the main window.
  • Fixed the error of automatic file numbering.
  • Fixed the error of first saving PDF to a file.
  • Added inches as units.
  • The page alignment by top has been added when printing.
  • Fixed some more bugs.
  • Added the Portuguese language.

Version 16.15, January 25, 2017

  • Added automatic detection of page orientation when saving to PDF. This option is useful if the document contains both portrait-oriented and landscape-oriented pages. Also added an option to set page orientation manually.

  • Added an option to set the page size in the PDF document equal to the scanned page size, instead of using a fixed page size (for example, A4).
  • In the batch scan mode, added an option to stop the scanner after scanning the specified number of pages.

  • Added an option to set page direction when splitting a book spread into two pages: left to right, or right to left. This option is useful when scanning books in Arabic or Hebrew.

Version 16.14, December 19, 2016

  • Added ability to automatically generate PDF filenames by using the counter and the current date.
  • Added ability to compress the output PDF file to the specified size.
  • Added GUI improvements.
  • Added styles (skins).

Version 16.13, November 28, 2016

  • Added the Help in English.
  • Changed the splash window and the About window.
  • Fixed some errors.

Version 16.12, November 7, 2016

  • Group actions for pages have been extended with new actions: group page rotation and group undo action.
  • Feature to load color images from DjVu files has been added.
  • Bug that occurred when printing has been fixed.
  • Few memory leaks have been fixed: when exporting to PDF, when printing, on page load.
  • File naming when exporting into DjVu has been fixed
  • Keyboard shortcuts have been added to zoom pages in and out (Ctrl +, Ctrl -).
  • Feature to scan the defined region has been added.
  • Feature to do photocopying has been added.

  • Belarusian language has been added.

Version 16.11, September 19, 2016

  • Added the ability to load multipage TIFF files to a project.
  • Fixed the error of loading TIFF files.
  • Improved graphic files loading.
  • Fixed the automatic deskewing error.
  • The "Select Scanner" button has the scan-settings menu.

  • Extended the page alignment on a PDF page.

  • Changed the compression of the installation package (faster installation).
  • Fixed some errors.

Version 16.10, August 19, 2016

  • Working with PDF files have been made more convenient.
  • Fixed bugs.

Version 16.9, May 8, 2016

  • Compression of output TIFF files.
  • Added the ability to create multipage TIFF files.

Version 16.8, April 28, 2016

  • Added the Chinese language.
  • Some bugs have fixed.

Version 16.7, March 13, 2016

  • Fixed the error for Hewlett-Packard scanners.
  • The "Settings" button has moved to the system menu of the program.
  • The German translation has improoved.
  • Adapted for Windows 10.

Version 16.6, February 25, 2016

  • Added the ability to choose a scan quality manually.
  • Added the buttons to fast changing of scan settings.

Version 16.5, January 18, 2016

  • Added the ability to edit DjVu files. You can extract all images from a DjVu file, edit them, and save to a new DjVu file.
  • Improved a TIFF file loading. Added a reading of TIFF resolution.

Version 16.4, January 3, 2016

  • Added an automatic selection of paper source for scanners with ADF (automatic document feeder).
  • Supports duplex scanning (for scanners with ADF).
  • Added an auto select of the TWAIN driver.

Version 16.1, December 15, 2015

  • Supports Windows XP.
  • Fixed the bug under Windows 10.
  • Fixed bugs.

Version 15.16, November 14, 2015

  • Added the ability to edit PDF files. You can extract all images from a PDF file, edit them, and save to a new PDF file.
  • Added the ability to print scanned pages on a printer.
  • Added the option to specify a filename template when exporting to image formats.
  • Added the Estonian language.

Version 15.12, October 5, 2015

  • Added the option to add more scanned pages to existing PDF files.
  • Added automatic saving of scanned pages in case they need to be restored.
  • Added the option to save only the selected pages to PDF.
  • Added hotkeys.
  • Added the Hungarian and Arabic languages.

Version 15.10, August 27, 2015

  • Rotation of the scanned page to arbitrary angle.
  • Scale is preserved when going through pages and when scanning in the automatic mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the PDF document preview mode.
  • Added group operations for pages: automatic crop and removal.
  • The interface has been enhanced.

Version 15.8, May 31, 2015

  • German, French, Italian, Polish, Czech, Russian, Turkish, Finnish languages added.
  • Some bugs have fixed.

Version 15.7, April 15, 2015

  • Added an file association with project files (* .scppy).
  • Added automatic update checking (can be disabled in the settings).
  • Added the ability to transfer the page to an arbitrary location.
  • Added checking for project saving on exit.
  • Simplified interface for the classical Windows theme.

Version 15.5, March 28, 2015

  • Added Spanish language.
  • Added ability to set a password for a PDF file.
  • Added ability to rotate or flip even/odd pages.
  • Some bugs have fixed.

Version 14.2

  • Project saving. You can save an unfinished document and finish it later.
  • Improved saving to DjVu. You can select a DjVu compression while saving.
  • Some bugs have fixed.

Version 12.5

  • Improved fields cutting and black stripes cutting. Also improved a background cleaning.
  • Improved compression of black-and-white pages when saving to PDF.

Version 12.4

  • Extended capabilities of handling the scanned pages list.

Version 11.5

  • Added preview to scanning.
  • Added black-and-white scan mode.

Version 10.1

  • Added automatic splitting of facing pages into two single pages.
  • Added processing of scanned images: brightness/contrast adjustment, background cleaning, and removal of black stripes.

Version 9.1

  • Improved saving to PDF. Reduced resulting file size. Increased PDF file creation speed.
  • Added ability to choose JPEG quality.
  • Automatic brightness/contrast adjustment.
  • Added scanner resolution settings.
  • Fixed the pages navigation bug.
  • Added ability to delete all pages.

Version 8.0

  • Added automatic book scanning mode.
  • New feature: scan a pair of facing pages, and then fix the skew and split the image into two single pages.