ExactScan 22.6

Supports many scanner models and automatically cleans unwanted artifacts.
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ExactScan is intended to scan printed materials. It is compatible with a long list of more than 400 flatbed scanners of different manufacturers, including HP, Fujitsu, Canon, Oki, Avision and Xerox, which is great as not all these models are readily supported by macOS. Although the tool is not too difficult to use, it is good there is help available online.

ExactScan has a straightforward tabbed interface, which lets you manage all the scanning process from a single window. There is also a retractable panel that allows previewing the scanned material before actually saving it to disk.

Luckily, the application comes with multiple scanning profiles, such as Color PDF, Gray PDF, B/W PDF, Color Copy, Gray Copy, B/W Copy, Color Email, Gray Email and Photos. Moreover, you can manage these profiles with operations like deleting them or adding new ones. Fortunately, using profiles allows you to set various default parameters, including target folder, type of format and quality. In this regard, various common file formats are supported (PDF, JPG, TIFF, RTF, PNG, BMP and PNM). Likewise, it is possible to use customized file naming patterns.

The application’s basic settings let you manage other important parameters. For instance, you can pick an output resolution, use a custom size, apply rotation and adjust sensitivity. But that is not all, if you go to Advanced Settings, you can make additional adjustments, like brightness, contrast, gamma, hue, saturation and lightness. more

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Pedro Castro
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  • Supports multiple models of scanners
  • Automatic file naming
  • Automatically fixes various types of problems
  • Supports managing scanning profiles
  • Allows various output file formats


  • Inaccurate OCR


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