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Giveaway of the day — ScanPapyrus

ScanPapyrus lets you quickly and effortlessly scan any paper media.
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User rating: 96 (64%) 53 (36%) 99 comments

ScanPapyrus was available as a giveaway on October 13, 2016!

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ScanPapyrus lets you quickly and effortlessly scan any paper media including documents, books, journals, magazines, or papyruses and save them to a multipage PDF, DjVu, TIFF, Microsoft Word file or to multiple graphic files.
The Automatic Scan mode makes the paper-document scanning process quick and efficient.
ScanPapyrus uses an intelligent algorithm to split a book spread into two separate pages. It’s quick, easy, and automatic!
Also ScanPapyrus can automatically adjust the resulting image by increasing the sharpness, de-skewing pages, removing gray background, cropping the image, and removing the black stripes produced by the scanner when its lid isn’t fully closed.
Finally it can open any PDF or DjVu file and extract all its pages as images. You can edit the extracted images and save them to a PDF file.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7 / 8.0/ 8.1/ 10; Flatbed scanner or multifunctional device

Publisher:

ScanPapyrus

Homepage:

http://scanpapyrus.com/

File Size:

13.8 MB

Price:

$29.90

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#57

Dear users,
The Setup provided in the downoad package is already a registered version of the software licensed to GOTD. No reg. file is needed.
In case you face any registration issues please contact the developer support@scanpapyrus.com

We apologise for the inconvinience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Alexa , I downloaded the file and clicked on it to install it. All there is in the download after extracting it is a setup and a txt. I clicked to install it and when it opened I checked the 'About' and got
" Licensed to: Unregistered copy
Expires: Sun Nov 13 01:14:46 2016"
So, it failed to activate and I bet there is no point keeping it. There is no reg file or activate file anyhow. The program did NOT activate itself. I deleted the program. The time to download and have it already activated has expired. I deleted it as I received no help in activating it.

Reply   |   Comment by Nancy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#15

Dear users,
The registration issue could be provoked by the presense of the reg. file in the package you downloaded.
Please redownload the package and setup the file again.
We apologize for the inconvinience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alexa , what about activate.reg? What has it done into my registry?

Reply   |   Comment by Pippo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Pippo, Just reinstall the program and DON'T apply the reg file anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Pippo, right click on the reg file and select edit to see for yourself!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

TK,

Thank you for the awesome tip, TK

Regards,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TK, thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Pippo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Alexa ,

Exactly what are you trying to warn or divulge?

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Strachan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Alexa , I received an unregistered copy. I reinstalled it but it didn't work. What should I do? Thank you in advance for you kind attention.

Reply   |   Comment by Mario A Zamudio Vega  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alexa ,
The download didn't include a Reg.exe file. Ran Setup.exe but it failed to Register the program. Sure wish we could get this registration mess sorted out, this isn't the first time we've run into this problem of programs not installing correctly. Just have them give us a key so we can register it that way! I've contacted them about getting my copy to register, we'll see what happens!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ron Dunn,
Thank you for your comment. I really hope they solve this problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Mario A Zamudio Vega  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Hello.
Just reinstall the program and DON"T apply the reg file.

Thanks
ScanPapyrus Team

Reply   |   Comment by ScanPapyrus Team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The publisher emailed a reply and has also posted on FB comments instructing to reinstall the program and then NOT to click activate.reg (i.e. not to use activate.reg at all). I reinstalled it without uninstalling it first.

This worked now. Thank you.

NB The "Buy Now (Purchase)" button still shows on the menu. However, the About/Information button shows it is in fact registered to GOTD 2016 and presumably all functions would work and no big red 'unregistered' on docs.

Reply   |   Comment by Lj  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ScanPapyrus Team, There is no reg file anyway. Still not registering though.

Reply   |   Comment by Joanne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Lj, Well good for you! My copy of the program didn't regiter at all & I'm not alone.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#60

The setup is not a registered copy.
Unregistered and expires on Nov. 13, 2016.

Reply   |   Comment by gman414  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#59

Well, I tried this one on and off all day and my latest go (20 minutes before it finishes) still says it is a trial version.

I suppose there will be no explanation and no chance to have this one.

Bad luck or .......

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#58

Installed 5 minutes ago, still showing trial version, expiring 30 days!!

Reply   |   Comment by Psidium  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#56

Well, it seems a lot of us received a no so Giveaway product. The copy I got has not reg file, but it is does expires!

Reply   |   Comment by Mario A Zamudio Vega  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#55

No matter how I install this program I am unable to get a activated copy. The about section says UNREGISTERED and a link to website to purchase.

Any suggestions? I have read some of the replies here and I also don't even have the infamous GCD file or activation window popup.

Thanks Jack

Reply   |   Comment by jack t.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#54

Downloaded, opened and ran setup file. No reg file listed, just setup & read me files. Program installed but is unregistered & expires on Nov. 13, 2016. What gives? How do I get it to register the program?

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

There are only 2 1/2 hours left to get this program. I downloaded it and checked the "about" which says:
" Licensed to: Unregistered copy
Expires: Sun Nov 13 01:14:46 2016"
So, it failed to activate and I bet there is no point keeping it as the people who can help are probably not available to help within the 2 1/2 hours left to activate it.
I am deleting the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Nancy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

I tried to install twice and cant get past the trial expired screen. Bad program. Wish i could use it. FAIL!

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#51

All I had was an unregistered copy that expires Sunday November 13!

Reply   |   Comment by Mario A Zamudio Vega  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

Dear Alexa
I downloaded the program install it and it seems to work very well. But it is still unregistred DEMO version which I can downloaded from your web page. Can you advice how to register my copy or it is for you just advertasing
Anyhow Thanks for DEMO program

Reply   |   Comment by jara  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#49

I just downloaded and installed it (Win 7 4-bit) without clicking on "reg" afterwards, and it does show that it is registered to GOTD 2016. That's good enough for me! I need this program especially for its ability to split a scanned page into 2, as per pages of a book. Thanks very much, GOTD and scanpapyrus!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#48

4 Hours left and still no answers as to how to register this product (mine still says unregistered even after two reinstalls). It seems that the ScanPapyrus Team don't support their product unless already paid for. So as I can't try it out sadly, I'm uninstalling the unregistered program off my machine and definitely won't bother with this company again.

Reply   |   Comment by Joanne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

WHERE is the "reg" file??

Reply   |   Comment by ScanPapyrus  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#46

I am missing my reg info.

Reply   |   Comment by David Medlin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#45

Installed three times and every time I tried to scan it said "Failed to open camera". I am using a relatively new Canon scanner with other scanner programs and THEY don't seem to have any problem. Guess I will junk this program and stay with the others that work for me. I was looking forward to using it since it seemed to have many options ...but

Reply   |   Comment by Ted  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

Straight forward install on Win 8.1 64 bit. Already registered to GOTD. No activate file in the package. Working as described. Easy to use. The settings need to be checked at the start, for example, to enable scan of all pages from ADF. It has few more options than the manufacturer's software; I did not try all of them, but it is certainely easy to use and that is important. It works for me.
It could be better if it included a manual duplex scanning/ printing component also. I would normally expect that in a commercial software. NAPS2 is a popular simple and free alternative, but it is not very user friendly and has a learning curve.

Reply   |   Comment by Neo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#43

The main reason I was tempted to try this product was the ability to clean up the scan and to split the pages in two.

Splitting pages works pretty well, on text anyway. When I tried with one page being photos. The text came out nice and straight but the picture was skewed even though on the initial scan it was straight.

As for clean up, I think it might be a little better than my regular software, perhaps because the sliders are longer thereby allowing for a more refined tuning, but it is still just brightness and contrast.

It does not give me the option for saving as anything but PDF either. You really need OCR for it to be very useful in Word anyway.

So basically the only thing it does that my regular software doesn't do, is split the pages. That could be helpful. It actually scanned using my regular software, so I had its benefits as well. It allows me to keep adding scans to make one PDF. I didn't try that, but it should work with this program.

Reply   |   Comment by ck oshea  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#42

Installed without a hitch on Windows 10 64-bit, no reg.file present, just ReadText and Setup... so, how do we register this program for the free give away of the day?

Reply   |   Comment by LuvMeSomeGAOTD  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#41

"unregistered copy. Licence expires 12 Nov 2016" I see many people have commented about this, but there doesn't seem to be any answer about what to do. Why do we have to struggle to get answers lately?

Reply   |   Comment by Joanne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

Can't scan multiple pages (2) through the ADF despite changing settings to ADF and multiple pages?

How do I know if it needs activation - in information and About it says licensed to GOTD 2016 - guess that is all that is needed?

When scanning a page it only allows saving to PDF (rest of options are greyed out). So far not flash!

Reply   |   Comment by AJNiteOwl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

Who uses a flatbed scanner anymore?

Reply   |   Comment by AddUsefulApps  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#38

I use an administrator account only for installing programs. In the daily use is a normal user account with restricted rights, as recommended. It seems that this program will not become activated in the normal user account.

Reply   |   Comment by rtko  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

After installing scanpapyrus I find that Import and Export, in the ribbon of the scanning tab, are grey and unusable. Also, I did a test scan and although the thumbnail image at the right side looks clear, albeit small, the main image in the center of the screen is so grainy that what is scanned can hardly even be made out.

Reply   |   Comment by Br. Louis  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#36

Installed just fine. Only worked once. After that, program hung up even after rebooting. Also only cm not inches in settings. Uninstalled. Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks anyway GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

where i can find activate.reg?

Reply   |   Comment by jsilva  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

You could add OCR and, if you really want to get fancy, font recognition.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura Nass  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

Installed ok but will not allow me to save scan in any form other than PDF. The other options for saving are not highlighted and do not work. Would have been nice if it would save to word format.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

Deleted as I can't seem to get past the trial version. Was expecting full unrestricted version. Disappointed!

Reply   |   Comment by Iain Lancastle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#31

There are four settings for scan quality. The difference is in the reduction of gray background and some graininess. The program does a nice job in cropping and helps in readjusting skewed pages so that the resulting page is straighter than just scanning the page and not processing the scan using the ScanPapyrus program.

Cropping involves page edges not the dark line between two pages in a book. The dark area between pages in a scanned paperback book is still there and is noticeable. You can still tell that the resulting scanned pages have come from a book on a flatbed scanner.

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

Without a decent OCR function I see no compelling reason for this software as we still end up with an non-indexable, non-searchable rasterised PDF document!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#29

Have downloaded and reinstalled several times. Still shows as "unregistered" - what gives?

Reply   |   Comment by Great Day  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Mine says it is unregistered and expires on 11/12/16. ??

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#27

The download I received has no activate file included, only Readme.txt and Setup.exe. I have downloaded and run setup twice, and both times the about shows an Unregistered copy. What do I do now?

Reply   |   Comment by LAndyK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

I've got version 16.1 which I installed not long ago.
Is today's version newer?
If so, should I uninstall the previous version before installing this one?

Thank you in advance for your helpful response.

Cheers,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

consuella, Mine says "16.11.2".

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Trying 2 b Helpful,

Thank you for being so helpful.
Much appreciated.

Best regards,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Unable to save in any format other than PDF.

Reply   |   Comment by Lulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Have the same problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Testy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

I have an old Epson Perfection 1260 scanner.
After upgrading to win 10x64, I cannotuise the scanner, due to lack of proper drivers.
Can I receive a final answer from the ScanPapyrus people, whether they have a solution for installing their software on old scanners like mine?
Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexm  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Alexm,
today's software does not install scanner drivers at all.
Either you replace your methusalem piece of hardware or test whether Hamrick's VueScan provides your scanner with Win 10 support.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alexm,

The best solution would probably be VueScan, which has its own drivers for loads of older [& newer] scanners...
hamrick[.]com/vuescan/epson_perfection_1260.html

That said, I've had luck with several older drivers by right clicking the setup or install file in 10 & selecting troubleshoot compatibility, though note that it won't always work. If nothing else works, e.g. Windows WIA drivers, there's always VMs [Virtual Machines] -- VirtualBox is free &/or 10 comes with its own version of Hyper--V.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

mike,
Thank you for the info.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexm  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Sigrid.DE,
checked the current price for VueScan and thought to myself, definitely not for a simple consumer grade scanner from the year .dot. Why bother with a workaround which Win 10 with any update/patch will break just like that.
However and altogether, just another case of not knowing what today's offer is all about.
My final answer, though in no way affiliated with the Black Sparrow or Widow, take the software and make use of it
http://sharewareonsale.com/s/scanpapyrus-giveaway-coupon-sale (run by Ashraf, still fondly remembered by me)

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Sigrid.DE, The deal at that link has ended

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Sigrid.DE, Sale has ended!

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

I got this in a previous Giveaway.
The features are nice (like recognizing two-page spread).
But the output with the default settings was awful: very grainy. My regular scanning software produces excellent images.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#22

I installed and no issues on my Xerox Documate 152 but I had to email support. I selected duplex mode but and it said scanning in duplex mode, but only 1 side was displayed. Always lookiing for a replacement for PaperPort(Nunance) that has not been updated id a very long time. Based on the PaperPort email list, there are a large number of dissatisfied users.

Reply   |   Comment by BOb Levy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#21

Thank you very much for that correction. All works very well now.

Reply   |   Comment by Dudley S  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Was it just me or is this new installer in Spanish? I couldn't even read the legal mumbo-jumbo when I was installing it and I STILL couldn't read anything when I opened the program 'cause it's *still* in Spanish! I had to fumble my way around the program until I found the configuration page, then changed it from Spanish to English. A poor start and very unprofessional, at least in my situation...

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

Double click .reg file first, then install the information to registry, BlackParrot is where it is at.

Then install software and it says registered to: GOTD 2016.

Start, regedit, enter, then HKEY_CURRENT_USER then software and then BlackParrot

Reply   |   Comment by The Major  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#18

I got this program as a giveaway elsewhere and liked it so much that I paid for lifetime updates.
It's a big help when scanning a document, small or large, and their Support is good.

A similar free alternative is NAPS2, which is useful but less evolved : https://www.naps2.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#17

Whoa... .. . Nelly ...

This is an XP's operable.

Well i'll be #%$&&(*)_(*)_&*^&*^Y&*^ ... ..

dang Mate!

Reply   |   Comment by ummm '  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#16

Thanks, this works!

Reply   |   Comment by erik  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#14

Well I don't know if I've hit on the answer, but mine says, in the about page, licensed to 'GOTD 2016', which I am guessing everyone else's doesn't say? It also does have Word, etc., as options - they aren't greyed out. All I did was copy the 'activate.reg' to the program file directory, I didn't click on it or anything, just copied it there. As an experiment I tried running it from my downloads - and ScanPapyrus now says 'unregisted copy', so I think copying the active.reg to the program directory must be the answer. Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by raeperez  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

raeperez, ignore reg file please, no need to run it.

Reply   |   Comment by ScanPapyrus Team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

raeperez, - ah, it worked 'cos it didn't actually do anything... LOL...

Reply   |   Comment by raeperez  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

Would be very helpful if it would accept photo images of books as well as scanner.
If it exports to Word is that as an editable document in word ofr just an image?

Reply   |   Comment by davidlandin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

davidlandin, you can load any images to the software. After loading you can split book spread to single pages also. Export to Word is as images.

Reply   |   Comment by ScanPapyrus Team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ScanPapyrus Team,
How can I load photo images? I can't see any way.
Also the Export to Word, print etc is greyed out.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled

Reply   |   Comment by davidlandin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

davidlandin, I meant full version. The giveaway version has some restrictions.

Reply   |   Comment by ScanPapyrus Team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Downloaded and set up. No problem on W10 Family 32 bits. Clicked on Activate.reg. Seems automatic register.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Paul,
Have you tried using the program?

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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