I'd like to find a scanning application for Mac OS X which is similar to the Linux application Simple Scan.
Features I'm interested in:

  • scan and save multiple pages in one document
  • save documents as PDF
  • scan images and documents

The current default Mac scanning application, Image Capture, cannot save multiple pages documents. I know there's also the possibility of using Preview to accomplish this task, but the process is cumbersome.

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Image Capture can save multi-page PDFs, I use the feature all the time.

First you'll want to switch form the simple view to the detail view:

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Then select the format you want to save to, and check the "Combine into single document" checkbox.

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Once you set these settings, they will become the default settings until you change them.


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