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How to Read UPC Barcodes with ByteScout Barcode Reader

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Welcome to our quick guide from our tutorial series where we show you the steps to use the Bytescout Barcode reader.

If you want to know how to read UPC barcodes with our freeware barcode reader tool follow this guide.

This guide will show you the steps to read the UPC barcodes. First, let us read something about UPC barcodes.

  1. What Do UPC Barcodes Mean?
  2. Open Barcode Reader Freeware
  3. Open Your File in the Program
  4. Choose Your Settings
  5. Check Your Results
  6. Image Adjustment Settings

What Do UPC Barcodes Mean?

UPC abbreviated from Universal Product Code are most widely used in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, in Europe, and in other countries too. UPC is mostly used in stores to label products. UPC consists of 12 numeric digits that are uniquely assigned. UPC barcodes are mainly used for scanning trade items whether they are grocery, clothing, or food items, almost everything which you can sell at any point of sale. These are the standard codes accepted worldwide.

So, that’s all about it, for now, let’s start the tutorial.

Open Barcode Reader Freeware

First, of all, you need to download the freeware barcode reader from our download page and then install it on your computer.

After the installation, open the tool. Once the tool is opened you will see the main window. And you can choose different options from the menu in the main window.

Open Your File in the Program

In the main window, you can now choose to open the file, you can do it by going to the “Open” button from the top left menu or you can also go to the navigation bar “File” and then go to “Open”.

Code39 Barcodes

Now a new small window will pop up and you have to choose the file and click “Open” to open the file on your tool.

Choose Your Settings

When we click on “Open” we will see the file opened on the tool’s main window as you can see in the below picture.

UPC Codes

Now to decode the barcode we will be going to select the correct option, for this, we will go to the option “Decode” then go to “Decode specific 1D symbology” and then select option “UPCA”.

UPC Barcodes

Check Your Results

Now the image will process and you will get the results in a second as below.

Read UPC Barcodes

Sometimes the results won’t show up no problem we just need to work on the image more, for this go to the option “Next” and you will see the window for “Barcode Orientation” settings.

Code39 Bar Codes

Image Adjustment Settings

For more options click on the “Next” again, and you will see the settings for “Image Adjustments” here you can do the resize of the image can add contrast to the image other settings like cropping background, etc.

Code39 Codes

Once you are finished with editing the image you can click on “Close” to review the results and hopefully, you can now see results. Once the results are showing you can view them on the mini window or you can Export them by clicking on the button “Export results as….” for any future use.

When you go to the Export button-tool will ask you for a location to save the file where you can use it anytime in the future.

So, this guide ends here. You were able to learn about how to read the UPC barcodes using our freeware barcode reader tool.