We have recently discussed how you can generate the quick response code (also called QR code in short) using a free online QR code generator called Kaywa. But you cannot generate anything other than QR codes and you have to be online for using it. We have found another bar code generator called Bytescout BarCode Generator which you can use offline. Bytescout BarCode Generator is able to generate any kind of bar codes including the popular QR codes.
Bytescout BarCode Generator is able to generate and export barcodes into images(PNG, JPG, TIFF, GIF). It supports 1D barcode of types – Codabar, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-13, EAN-8, JAN-13, Bookland, UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet. It supports 2D barcode of types – PDF417, Truncated PDF417, DataMatrix, QR Code. In short, it pretty much covers all of your bar code generating needs.
You can download it from the Bytescout software web site. The download is in form of an installer which you can use to install BarCode Generator in Windows. You can install it in Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8. It is required that you have installed .NET 2.0 before you can run this application (Microsoft .NET 2.0 comes pre-installed in Windows Vista and 7).
The program interface is very straightforward. You have to select a barcode type from the list on the left. Then enter a value in the specified field. This value can be any type of data like digits, e-mail address or a web site URL (some barcode types allow only numeric data). You can optionally enter a caption which would be shown under the bar code. You can also set margins to be left around the barcode. As you change the settings and the value data in the text fields, the barcode is generated and shown at the bottom.
When you are done generating, you can save the barcode to a file in form of an image. It supports PNG, JPG, TIFF and GIF file types. You can click on the Save barcode to file link shown near the barcode image. You can also choose File → Save barcode to file to save the barcode into a file.
So if you want to generate any kind of barcode, then you can download Bytescout BarCode Generator and go ahead. It supports almost all kinds of popular barcodes including the QR codes which are extensively used in the modern spartphones. You can download Bytescout BarCode Generator from its web site at http://bytescout.com/products/enduser/misc/barcodegenerator.html.