Designing, editing, and printing barcodes, both one- and two-dimensional types, is a straightforward and rewarding task with ByteScout BarCode Generator. This excellent free tool supports all the main 1D and 2D types, including the most used ones, such as ISBN, all EAN types, QR codes, and various barcodes from well-known postal services. They are all customizable in terms of size and appearance and can be saved and printed out with the highest quality.
The program’s interface is fairly straightforward, thus being suitable for all types of users. A panel on the left-hand side lists all the barcodes available, and all you have to do is select one of them and enter the corresponding code. The barcode is instantly displayed on the main panel, showing in real time whatever changes you perform on it. The editing features available are organized in various tabs – General settings, Bars Tuning, Size & Margins, Appearance, and Advanced settings. Making use of these, you will be able to change the thickness of the bars, the dimensions of the entire barcode, its color, the font of whatever characters it may contain, etc. For more than one barcode, the program offers you a batch generator that allows you to type in or paste a list of codes or use a previously generated template. The codes will then be transformed into their corresponding barcodes following the appearance and other parameters of the type selected. The generated barcode can be saved as a TIFF, BMP, JPEG, or PNG file; sent to the clipboard, or directly to the printer.
ByteScout BarCode Generator is available free of charge. Very few other (if any) barcode creation tools offers these many features, this extensive catalog of 1D and 2D barcodes, and batch functionality without purchasing a license. It is also available as an SDK (for a price) that programmers can integrate to their own developments easily. This free standalone version, however, is an excellent add-on to anyone’s desktop.
- Support for all types of barcodes, including matrix or 2D types
- Straightforward functionality
- High level of barcode customization
- Saves the barcodes as high-quality images
- Suitable for all users
- No drawbacks found during the review