As of 2015, NCH Software's Barillo Barcode Software, IDAutomation.com's Barcode Label Design Application and Data Ware's Barcode Software are options for generating various types of barcodes. OnBarcode.com also offers free software to scan and read barcodes from image files.
NCH Software's barcode generator for Windows can create UPC-A barcodes and EAN-13 barcodes, exporting them to image formats such as BMP, PNG, GIF, TIF or PCX.
IDAutomation.com's free barcode generator supports Code 39 and Extended Code 39 capability, although generating other types of barcodes requires a paid version of the program. This barcode generator can also read from Microsoft Office file formats in Excel and Access.
Data Ware's Barcode Software can export barcodes into bitmaps, metafiles or to the clipboard, and it supports numerous types of codes.