Today when you go to a general store for purchasing any item, you come across some sort of code on the product. It can be either a barcode, or may be a QR code which contains information about that product. If we look around almost every item has got a code of its own, and to decode that we need a code reader.
Before discussing further, let us first see what are QR codes?
QR stands for Quick Response and these are some special type of codes which are becoming more popular day by day. The codes are square like and also contain square dots inside them. These can be found today on ads, banners, all kinds of product boxes, websites, business cards and even in email signatures.
QR codes can also be made up to contain text, links (to websites, videos or files), email addresses, phone numbers, vcards that automatically update your contacts on your PC or a mobile phone.
How to decode QR codes?
These days with so many apps in the market and with the smartphones, reading the QR codes is not at all difficult. All you need to do is just scan the code using the camera on the phone and using the scanner app, to get the required info.
But what if you need to scan the code on a computer? Don’t worry here is a tool called CodeTwo QR Code Desktop Reader, with which you can scan and decode any QR code on the computer screen too. After installing this free tool, you can select any part on the screen (obviously containing the code) and let it read for you.
You just need to select the option of “From Screen” on the tool and feed in the code. It will then display the information in the box below. You can then either save the info to a file or just copy it on the clipboard. In case you already have the code in an image file then you can also use the option of the “From file” on the tool, rest process will be the same.
So with this free QR Code scanner and reader, you don’t need to worry about decoding the information stored behind the codes when you come across any such code while using the system.