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How to scan ID card on the same page

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How to scan ID card on the same page: To do an important job, they asked you to scan a front and back identity document, so that it could be sent for validation of some forms. Unfortunately, however, you are not particularly tech-savvy and would really need some help to avoid making mistakes.

How do you say? Things are exactly like this and you wonder if I can explain to you how to scan ID card on the same page? Of course, don’t worry – you’ll be happy to know that you’ve come across the right tutorial at the right time. In the course of the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will explain to you in detail and, step by step, how to do it from a PC, using the integrated solution in multifunction printers and other useful alternative solutions.

In addition, I will also show you how to perform the operation you want from smartphones and tablets, using special free apps for Android and iOS / iPadOS. Having said that, if you can’t wait to get started now, carefully follow the procedures I am about to explain to you, so that you can easily and quickly accomplish the task you set out to complete. At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, a good job!

How to scan ID card on the same page from PC

If you want scan the identity card on the same page from a PCyou should know that you can easily perform this operation if you have a multifunction printer with this specific functionality integrated.

If not, you can also use an alternative method, a little more cumbersome, but which will still allow you to be able to achieve your intent. Find all the information you need in the following chapters.

2-in-1 functionality of scanners and multifunction printers

Some multifunction printers, as well as copiers, may be equipped with a feature that allows you to scan your ID card on the same page. This functionality is generically defined 2-in-1 or ID Card.

In this chapter, I will give you a general procedure for using this feature, which differs depending on the model and manufacturer of the device. In any case, following the instructions I am about to give you you should be able to do everything without too much difficulty.

First, turn on the device and place the front of the ID card on the display glass, following the instructions given on it. Generally, it should be placed on the upper left corner, where an arrow is also placed.

At this point, activate the mode Scan and, in the settings panel on the display, select the item that allows the documents to be sent to the PC. Alternatively, you can also link one USB pendrive and save the document, in PDF format, on the latter.

Now you need to activate the feature 2-in-1 or ID Card: you can find it in the device settings panel, usually present in the submenu related to Layoutor in evidence, in the main section of the mode Scan.

At this point, press the key Start, to start scanning the ID card. Immediately after this, a message on the display will advise you to flip the document. Proceed, therefore, to carry out this operation, taking care to position the back of the identity card in the same corner of the display glass used previously.

At this point, press the key indicated on the display to start the second scan. If you followed my instructions, a PDF document will be generated, which will be sent to the PC or USB key, and which will consist of a single page where both sides of the identity card will be present.

If you have any doubts about the procedure I have indicated to you, my advice is to read the instruction manual of the multifunction printer in your possession, so as to be sure that it is equipped with this functionality and how to use it. If you don’t have the aforementioned manual handy, you can Google it.

Alternative method

Scan ID Card on Windows

The alternative method of performing the scan of the identity card on the same page is to acquire both sides of the document and then compose them in a software, such as WordPad on Windows and Pages on Mac.

First, you need to use the scanner to scan both sides of the document: start the image capture software you installed on your PC and place the front side of the ID card on the exposure glass.

At this point, scan the document and then perform the same procedure to scan the back of the ID card as well. If you have any doubts about how to perform the procedures described above, I suggest you read my guide on how to scan a paper document.

By doing this you will have two image files that you will now need to compose with another software. There are several solutions in this regard, but I recommend that you use those already pre-installed on your computer, as indeed WordPad (Windows) and Pages (Mac).

On Windowspress the button Start (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and open the software WordPad selecting it by searching for it in the menu that opens. Once this is done, in the new blank document that is shown to you, reach the tab Homeat the top, and press on the items Image> Image.

Now, import the images of the front side he was born in rear side ID card in WordPad. Then run, if necessary, the resizing of the images on the sheet, helping you with the icons placed on the corners of the same.

At this point, go to the menu File> Print> Print and, in the box that is shown to you, select the PDF printer default, then confirming by pressing the key Press. Finally, choose the path where to save the PDF file and press the button Save.

If your version of Windows doesn’t have a PDF virtual printer, you can download a third-party one, such as doPDFof which I told you in detail in my guide dedicated to the subject.

Scan ID Card on Mac

If, on the other hand, you want to know how to scan id card on same page on macafter having acquired the images of the sides of the identity document, start Pages (if you don’t have it on your computer, you can download it for free from the Mac App Store) and open a new blank document.

On the main screen of Pagesin the top area, click on the items now Multimedia> Photos or Multimedia> Chooseto identify the previously scanned images of the identity card, so as to insert them into the document.

Once this is done, press on the items File> Export As> PDF that you find at the top. Then click on the button Forward and finally on Exportto save the document in PDF format.

How to scan ID card on the same page from smartphones and tablets

You want to scan the identity card on the same page from smartphones and tablets? In this case, you can proceed using some of the apps that I will recommend to you in the next chapters.

Identity card and social security number (Android)

Identity card and tax code

One of the apps you can install on your smartphone or tablet Android to scan the ID card on the same page is Identity card and tax code. This is a free app available in Play Store and on alternative stores, also released in version Pro at the cost of 2.59 euroswhich removes the footer watermark in the generated PDF.

After downloading and installing the app in questuino, start it through its icon on the home screen or in the drawer and, on its main screen, press the icon + located at the bottom right. In the box that is shown to you, then choose one of the available items.

By pressing on ID card only a layout will be generated for the acquisition of the identity document. By choosing, instead, Tax code only, a document will be generated which will contain only the health card. Finally, by pressing on Business suityou can create a PDF containing both documents.

If you have chosen ID card onlyyou will be prompted to choose the format of the identity card you are in possession of, Old format or New format. The latter represents the new format of the electronic identity card.

At this point, click on the icon Forehead, to acquire the front side of the ID card from the gallery of the device or by taking a picture of it with the camera. After capturing the image, use the icons on the screen to crop the document. Then tap on the icon to confirm.

Now, use the icons at the top to adjust the image quality: Magic Color automatically adjusts the color levels of the image, Gray Mode sets the image in shades of gray, while B AND W, makes the image black and white. Finally, press on Save to confirm the acquisition.

Then perform the same procedure by tapping on the icon Back, in order to also acquire the back of the identity document. Finally, tap on the item Create PDFenter a first name for the file and press on OKto generate the PDF document containing both sides of the identity card on the same page.

CamScanner (Android / iOS / iPadOS)


Another solution that can definitely be for you is CamScanner. This app, available for both Android that for iPhone and iPadallows you to perform scans, including those for ID cards, to generate PDF documents containing several sides of a document on the same page.

The functionality of acquiring identity documents is subject to a fee (costs 49.99 euros / year or, only on iOS / iPadOS, 4.99 euros / month), but in some cases it is possible to test it for free for a few days. At the end of the test, it remains available but does not allow the export of the final result.

Having said that, after starting CamScannertap oncamera icon located at the bottom and select the tab Identity card. The camera shutter will open and you can scan.

First, you will be prompted to take a photo of the front of your ID: frame it and press on shutter button. On the next screen, do the same for the back of your ID.

When you have completed this operation, you will be shown the preview of the PDF document, which will contain both sides of the ID card on the same page. At this point, press the button Donebelow, to export the PDF file, and that’s it.