Here is the list of 10 best free barcode scanner software for Windows.
Barcode contains some secret codes that are used regularly in our daily life regardless of our occupation. To decode them, you can use barcode reading machine which can scan them very quickly. But, for decoding barcode images in or from computer, the barcode reading machine is not a good idea as compared to software.
You can use these free barcode scanner software to decode barcode images from most of the popular image file formats easily (except kamkode, it decodes them with the help of webcam). Most of them have the ability to scan multiple barcode images from a single file and can also scan different types of barcodes. Few of them can also scan barcode from webcam or video.
ByteScout BarCode Reader can scan multiple barcodes from PDF, GIF, TIF, BMP, JPG, PNG file formats and also from web camera. After scanning, it provides details of each barcode which includes barcode type and code with image preview. It can decode almost all the popular type of barcodes, such as: QR Code, Postnet, Code 128, PDF 417, UPC-A, EAN, etc. Furthermore, you can also scan multiple files in batch by using it. It is a small software which also provides navigation explorer on the left side of its interface for quickly exploring barcode images.
ORPALIS Virtual Barcode Reader is a very different barcode scanning tool. It uses computer mouse to scan the barcode image. When you open this tool, it will create a Red ring around the computer mouse icon. Whenever a barcode image comes inside the ring then the ring will turn Green and a barcode text will be generated. You can copy barcode text by pressing Ctrl+Shift+C key and resize the scanning ring by pressing Ctrl+Shift and scrolling mouse wheel. It can decode different type of barcodes, such as: UPC-A, EAN 13, DataLogic2of5, BcdMatrix, etc.
ZBar bar code reader is a command prompt software for scanning barcodes. From a single command, it can scan multiple barcodes from images and videos. EAN-8, QR Code, Code 39, EAN-13/UPC-A, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-E and Code 128 are some types of barcodes it supports. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Linux.
kamkode is Java-based barcode scanner and generator software. It can scan barcode image from the webcam attached to your computer. So, you need to have webcam to use it. It can detect 1 dimensional and 2 dimensional type of barcodes. You can also use it for creating some popular type of barcodes. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Linux and Windows OS. Note: You need to have Java software already installed in your computer to run this scanner.
We can scan up to 9 different barcode images using IBscanner Free. It scans barcode image and provides its details with image preview. The barcode details includes barcode type and barcode text. Code128, CodeBar, EAN 13, Interleaved 2 of 5, etc. are some of the barcodes which it can decode from PNG, JPEG, TIFF and GIF input image file formats. It also is a small software which is available in portable and installer version with setup file size around 600 KB.
BarCoder by Image Components can scan up to 9 different types of barcodes belonging to 1-dimensional type category. Using this software, you can load image containing multiple barcodes from various input image file formats, such as: GIF, TIF, PNG, JPG and BMP. It gives information which includes barcode type and text. It also provides some other useful barcode image viewing features.
Katanshi Barcode Reader can scan barcodes from images, camera and save them in files. You can continue scanning many barcodes and it will save details of each barcode in a list. Later, the list can be saved in TXT, CSV and XML file formats. The type of barcode it can scan are: code 39, code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A and UPC-E. BMP, GIF, PNG, GIF and TIFF are image input file formats it supports.
VidikonReader is an Aztec, DataMatrix, PDF417 and Small Aztec barcode scanner. It can scan a barcode from barcode image and camera. You need to select the barcode from Code menu in the menu bar of this tool, open or scan the image and then it provides the barcode text. It is a small tool which is also available in portable version and comes as downloadable zip file. Its size is less than 1 MB.
Scanning Barcodes using bcTester is easy and fun. You can open multiple barcode image files and scan these files easily. It can scan popular types of barcodes from 1 dimensional and 2 dimensional barcode categories. Some of them are: QR code, DataMatrix, PDF417, Interleaved 2 of 4 and other linear barcodes. PNG, JPG, PDF, TIFF and BMP are input image file formats which it supports.
Barcode Labels Scanner is a 1d and 2d barcode scanner which supports more than 15 types of barcodes. You can scan barcodes by selecting its type and loading the image from its interface. It can scan multiple barcodes from a single image. This free barcode scanner is a very small and standalone application. Its executable file size is less than 100 KB.