Bytescout BarCode Reader is a Tool to Read Barcode from Image File (JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PDF) - ByteScout

Bytescout BarCode Reader is a Tool to Read Barcode from Image File (JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PDF)

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Barcode Reader

BarCode Reader

Bytescout BarCode Reader is able to open and read barcodes from image files (PNG, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PDF) and extract data value as text (you can select and copy extracted value). BarCode Reader can be used to read barcode from Web cameraclick here to learn how.

Main program features

  • read barcode from images, TIFF, and PDF with this freeware application;
  • new types supported: GTIN-8, GTIN-12, ITF-14, Code 93, MSI, GTIN-14, including MicroQR Code (2D), HanXinCode (2D) – NEW!
  • improved support for barcode reading from noisy images (a lot of images work without the need to enable noise removal);
  • PDF support improved;
  • improved 2D barcodes reading.

You can download it HERE.

If you need to use ByteScout BarCode Reader on a company level, you would definitely get our business user license. Check BarCode Reader for businesses – it has the same features but is available for commercial purposes.

BarCode Reader is based on our Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK for .NET developers (click here to get more information about SDK)

How does a barcode reader work?

Barcode readers require a light source, a light sensor, and a lens to translate optical impulses. Those optical impulses become electrical ones that can be conveyed to a computer. The process is put simply into words, but actually requires a complicated process of coding and decoding.

An important note to consider when looking for a barcode reader

Barcode scanners should offer platform stability and most importantly, privacy and security. ByteScout delivers secure and reliable barcode reading without risk thanks to its online compatibility.

We are 100% certain of the capabilities of our app that you can take our online application for a spin before deciding. It is a perfect code reader for PC, smartphone, or other devices. Our Barcode Scanner will professionally decode a wide range of barcode types. This means you get various scanners in one without buying expensive equipment or investigating how to read a barcode on your own.

We are here to help you grow and understand how barcodes work with up-to-date information. Everything you need to know can be found with our different applications, meant to make your life easier. ByteScout’s Barcode Reader is just one of many that will guide you in the dos and don’ts.

Data collected through barcodes are accessible immediately. Since the data is examined immediately into the primary computer, it is available almost immediately. From a retail display, the automated barcode scanner that is applied in the warehouse can also extract data from PDF.

How ByteScout Barcode Reader Freeware Works?

The Bytescout barcode reader freeware needs a sensor, and a lens to interpret visual movements. Those visual movements become electrical units that can be sent to a computer. The method is placed directly into words but needs a complex method of coding and decoding. If you are thinking about how to copy barcodes from pictures then you just have to upload the picture then it opens and reads barcodes from image files.

The most comprehensive thing about ByteScout is that it can also be used as a desktop barcode reader program. The developer tools can also be used for various features and they are very robust. The barcode recognition software gives platform resistance and most significantly, isolation and protection.

ByteScout’s Barcode Reader gives reliable and stable reading without danger thanks to its online adaptability. It is quick and precise. You can effortlessly make barcode exposure and decoding to the desktop and web.

Supports Various Barcode Formats

The desktop barcode reader program and developer tools support various new barcode types like 

  • GTIN-8.
  • GTIN-12
  • ITF-14
  • Code 93
  • MSI
  • GTIN-14 including MicroQR Code (2D), HanXinCode (2D).

The ByteScout Barcode reader reduces the probability of human mistake. The incident of mistakes for manually registered data is significantly costlier. A ByteScout barcode scan is quick and secure and takes an extremely shorter time than recording data by hand. Overall it decreases operator training time.

The ByteScout barcode recognition software is a vital tool for pursuing a variety of information, from pricing to list. The outcome of a complete barcoding system is a decrease in expenses.

Barcode Readers Security

Barcode readers are seeing increasing usage as the need to verify and enter data remotely, becomes a requirement for most businesses. However, that also means you need to read barcodes securely, especially when the codes represent confidential information.

A quick search online will reveal that there are many free barcode readers that are readily available. Still, you have to ask yourself, how many of them are secure? Well, here are a couple of reasons why you should consider using Bytescout code readers.

Secure Barcode Scanner

Our code reader scanning software is secure and does not keep a record of the scans you have done. We are able to do that because our business model allows us to budget scans for personal use and a business license for commercial code scanning.

Business and Personal Use

If you need to do a one time scan, but still protect your confidential information, then our freeware software scanner offers exactly that. You do not need to pay for the app when used for personal use.

You can also get a license for commercial use, where you will be scanning hundreds of codes per day, week, or month. Our commercial license offers you value for money, by allowing you to choose a license plan that best suits your business needs.

Easy to Use Barcode Scanner App

There is no steep learning curve when using our Barcode scanners. For instance, if you are using it for personal use, all you have to do is install the app on your phone.

Then, open the app, and point your phone’s camera on the code you want to scan. The app will scan and send the scanned codes to the application or site that needs them.

Works with Multiple Devices

Our barcode reader software will work with different devices that include phones, PCs, Browsers, and Point of Sale (POS) devices. Just choose the barcode reader that matches your device or mode of use, to get started.

Works Online

Working online is on the increase, and since Covid-19 hit the world, the number of people working online has increased greatly. If you need to use a barcode scanner temporary whole working from home, then choose our online version barcode scanner. The online barcode scanner allows you to pay for what you use, instead of paying more for a lifetime license.

We hope that you found this guide to be informative, and you will increase the efficiency and safety of your business data, by using our business scanners.

Frequently Asked Questions – Barcode Readers

Can a Barcode reader read any Barcode?

A barcode reader can only read the barcodes it supports. In other words, if the barcode reader software cannot decode the barcode, then it will not be able to read it. That is why it is important to use a free barcode reader such as ours because it supports commonly used Barcode standards.

What type of device is a Barcode reader?

A barcode reader is an optical scanner that receives optical codes and then converts them to digital codes that it inputs into a computer. In that regard, you can use them as point-of-sale scanners to scan prices on items.

What happens when a Barcode is scanned?

A Barcode scanner system has a light source, lens, and light sensor, which captures the barcode visually coded information. It then sends the information to Barcode software that decodes the optical codes into digital signals.

The digital signals, which represent the coded data, then input into a computerized inventory system.

How do I scan a Barcode with a picture?

Using our device with our software installed, you can turn our Barcode software on, the point your camera or scanner device at the Barcode image. Our Barcode software will scan the image, and display the decoded results.

How do I identify a Barcode?

Barcode looks the same, and the obvious difference is usually in the type of Barcode. For instance, a QR code looks like a big square made of small square boxes. On the other hand, a typical Barcode has 15 lines, and spaces between them.

Of the 15 lines, the one is a Stop code, followed by 12 Data codes, followed by a Checksum code, and finally a Stop code. When scanning, if the software encounters the Stop code first, it knows to read the rest of the code in reverse.

The 12 Data codes are divided into two six codes, where the first six are UPC codes assigned to the manufacturer codes, which are followed by another six that the manufacturers have assigned its products.

What can a barcode tell you?

The Barcode can tell you who manufactured the product, and the name of the product, as well as a general description such as its weight or volume.

The Barcode reader software can identify any Barcode, as long as it supports the Barcode’s encoding. Our Barcode reader software supports dozens of barcode systems, which makes them reliable when scanning various types of barcodes.

Why do barcodes say the proof of purchase?

Some barcodes allow manufacturers to include additional codes that identify a specific product. That allows buyers to use the product code to verify the purchase of the product, by submitting it for verification, against the manufacturer’s central database.

In that regard, you can use the barcodes to stop the sale of counterfeit products. By using proof of purchase barcodes, can help you, manufacturers, to identify retailers who are stocking products with fake barcodes.

What is the most common barcode font?

Code 39 is the most commonly used barcode coding, but the actual font is determined by the software. Most barcodes have digits written using Times New Roman 8.5 font.