Freeware document scanning program for Canon Pixma MG7520?
April 18, 2015 10:19 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a good, free, feature-rich, third-party document scanning program that's compatible with the Canon Pixma MG7520 and Windows 8.1. Do you have a recommendation?

I recently got a Pixma MG7520 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner, and I have a fairly significant scanning project in mind for it. The Canon-supplied scanning software is a pain, and I was wondering if anybody out there knows of any better alternatives. I'm looking specifically for freeware that's compatible with Windows 8.1.

I specifically need to be able to scan at at least 600dpi (the printer goes up to 2400dpi so that would be ideal) and I need to be able to scan into uncompressed TIFF. A fairly robust set of options for adjusting document size, automatic naming system, and image output would be appreciated, as would some solid built-in OCR if possible (though that is less important).

Anybody have any recommendations? The Googles are turning up a thick soup of nonsense today.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

or Vuescan? (not free)
posted by bluecore at 1:22 PM on April 18, 2015

Canon has its "Canon IJ Scan Utility" that's seems tiny, but may do exactly what you need. It relies on the bloat-ware Canon Image Garden. Maybe look into it.
posted by oxit at 2:29 PM on April 18, 2015

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