Free QR Code Generator

How it works

Choose QR code type

Choose QR code type

Choose from different QR Code types - URL, email, SMS, vCard, text, PDF, app download & location. You could also convert images or photos to QR Codes.

 Design QR code

Design your QR code

Customize your QR code design and create a visual QR Code by adding a logo, embedding an image, choosing from amazing shapes or changing colors of different parts of the code.

Finalize your changes

Finalize your changes

To ensure that you never miss a user, always test after customizing your QR Code. As a result of customization, the QR Code might be unscannable. Always test before you download it.

Download your QR code

Download your QR code

Upon testing your visually appealing QR Code, download the high-resolution QR code in PNG or SVG vector image format. Or, export them as a PDF!


Sample QR Codes

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What is a QR code?

A QR code is a 2-dimensional barcode. It is digitally read by smartphones to trigger the action embedded in the code. The action triggered could be adding contact details, sending predefined texts, making a call, revealing discounts and coupon codes, navigating to store, adding calendar events, engaging with the social media profile, or downloading an app.

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Origin of QR Codes

The first QR code was created by the Toyota branch Denso Wave in 1994 for tracking automotive parts during the manufacturing processes. QR Codes were an upgrade from barcodes and have a secure and robust placement of data patterns. It can also be reconstructed even if 30 percent of it has been destroyed.

By the year 1997, QR codes were approved as AIM standard which meant that the QR codes could be used in the automatic identification industry. Between the years 2002 to 2017, the use of QR codes was mostly subdued due to the need for an app. However, there was a resurgence of QR Codes in 2018, when Apple & Google introduced QR Code scanning capabilities in the mobile camera.

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Use of QR Codes

In the meantime, QR Codes are well established to present URLs, Telephonnumbers and whole contact data e.g. business cards on websites, image brochures, online and print advertisements. They are used by smart people who recognized that most users do not want to manually write and type any data.

If you are looking at a QR code, just take your mobile phone and scan it with an easy click. No need to type anything, the software on your smartphone recognizes the content and you will be asked what to do next, e.g. visit a URL or save the data as a new contact.

With the QR-Code-generator we offer, everyone is able to create such QR Codes and to publish them on any desired media. The QR code is able to hold almost the complete textual content of this website. A maximum of 4,296 alphanumeric characters can be stored within the code.

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Technology behind QR Codes

The encoded text and data is presented in a two-dimensional quadrant with black and white dots. A two-dimensional matrix barcode is able to store approximately 100 times more data than a common linear barcode. The maximum capacity of the encoded characters is over 4,200 alphanumeric characters (numbers, letters, and symbols).

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Special Photo and image QR Codes

Common QR Codes contain only black and white pixel dots. There are some special variants like integrated brands or logos within the matrix or multicolor codes with different colors.

But a really new and extravagant creation is shown by Russ Cox. He explains how to convert a photo into a pixel matrix code and to embed it in a way that it looks like the image beside. There is a lot of content on his site, maybe you do not find the right link to the image QR-Code-Generator, so here it is image QR code


Where do I get a QR Scanner for my smartphone?

You can explore the Google Play Store or Apple store for specific QR code scanners if your mobile phone camera doesn’t already have that feature integrated. Ideally every mobile device nowadays already has a preexisting ability to scan any type of barcodes. That is why generally you don’t need a specific scanner app to scan QR code. However, if you still prefer to have a specific app for scanning, here is a list of my preferred QR Code scan apps.

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Free QR Code scanner for Android

For Android based mobile devices there is the great QR code and barcode scanner barcoo. You can find the app in the Google Play store. On the other hand, most of the mobile devices today are fully equipped with the ability to scan a QR code. You just need to open the camera app or google lens to scan a QR code.

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Free QR Code scanner for iPhone

For iOS devices, we use the QuickScanner - It´s a very fast and accurate QR code scanner. It´s free in the apple store.

Meanwhile, you can also use the device camera to scan the QR code by just pointing the camera at the code which will prompt a call to action for that particular QR code.

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