Barcode Reading Software


Read Barcodes & QR-codes From PDFs, Scanned Documents And Images

In today’s times when almost every single item comes with its own barcode, reading barcodes and QR codes seems to be the simplest thing to do. After all, just place the barcode or the QR code under the laser or camera-based scanner and your barcode is scanned.

However, reading physical barcodes on items is one thing and reading barcodes or QR codes from the PDFs or documents is completely another.

How do we read barcodes from PDFs? Or how do we read barcodes from already scanned documents in general?

In this blog post, we are going to learn the best way to read barcodes or QR codes from a PDF file or from an image file in PNG, JPEG or TIFF format (e.g. a scanned document). We will also learn about PDF Barcode Scanners and PDF QR Codes Scanner Software.

Reading Barcodes and QR Codes From PDFs and Images

Usually, reading barcodes and QR Codes is simple if they are in the scannable format. Which means printed on a product or a piece of paper. The difficulty arises when these codes are in PDF or scanned documents which are stored on your computer. What do we do then? Obviously we don’t want to print the document just be able to scan the barcode with a physical scanner, right?

You basically have two ways of scanning barcodes from documents:

1)You code your own script in your favorite programming language (Shell, Java, C++, you name it …)

2)Or you use a ready-to-use document processing and PDF OCR scanner solution such as Docparser