API for scanners
SANE stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy" and is an application
programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any
raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner,
video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE standard is
free and its discussion and development is open to everybody. The
current source code is written for UNIX (including Linux) and is
available under the GNU public license (commercial application and
backends are welcome, too, however).
The configuration files for Debian release of sane are in /etc/sane.d.
Each scanner backend has a configuration file which lists device names
which correspond to that scanner. By default, each configuration file
contains the device /dev/scanner. Either create a symbolic link from
/dev/scanner to the appropriate device, or place any device names in
the configuration files. See find-scanner below
How to configure, build, and install SANE.
In order to build SANE, the following tools and libraries are required:
- GNU make: version 3.70 or newer
- ANSI C compiler: GNU C (gcc) is recommended for best performance,
but any ANSI-compliant compiler should do
- To build the graphical frontends (xscanimage and xcam), it is
necessary to have the GTK
Wed Nov 12 20:47:04 1997
This directory contains various tools that may be useful:
Attempts to find a scanner attached to your system.
Invoke with "find-scanner -h" to get command-line
A simple script to make photocopies ("xeroxing"). In
the script, you may need to adjust the device name
assigned to variable DEV and the resolution assigned
to variable RES a
New with 0.72:
* New backend for Artec scanners.
This backend is known to w
saned - SANE net
scanimage - scan
xscanimage - sca
sane-dll - SANE
Browse inside sane_0.72-1.1.deb