Capture your documents and photos
HP Scan and Capture lets you capture documents from either your scanner or your PC’s camera. It offers a variety of functionalities, including exporting scans into various formats as well as reordering your documents. It’s entirely safe for use and malware-free.
Automatic device scanning means that wirelessly or via cable, HP Scan and Capture will attempt to connect to your scanner or printer. It also offers several basic editing features, including rotate, crop, change format, save as PDF, reorder, and the ability to save several scans in a multi-page document.
Requirements & updates
To run and install this free program, you’ll need a computer that currently has Windows 10 installed. You’ll also, of course, require internet access to download the program, though this isn’t needed to use it. HP updates this software often, so be sure to update the app frequently. This frequency of updates ensures that software bugs are dealt with efficiently.
Connectivity issues & alternative
If you’re experiencing issues with the software, it could be that your specific device is incompatible. It can also mean that your scanner isn’t connected correctly or that you need to refresh to find newly available devices.
As an alternative, you can always use Windows Fax and Scan, which is the built-in scanning program for Windows, though it lacks advanced features. However, both this software and the inbuilt program have been superseded by newer utilities that offer greater functionality. You can also try HP Prints and Scan Doctor.
It’s a small program that you can download directly from HP. The installation is speedy upon opening. This, paired with the fact that it’s easy to use, makes it a great choice if you just need something that does the job well. We’re, overall, very impressed. The only downside is that it lacks more advanced features for editing.
Should you download it?
Yes, if you’re looking for easy-to-use software and own a scanner or printer, and a Windows computer, this program is for you.
- Quick download
- Easy install
- Can share with other applications
- Lacks advanced editing features