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simple scan (bis)

Post#1 by francois » 25 Jul 2013, 03:07

Simple scan is a very easy to use gui interface for scanning purposes:
https://launchpad.net/simple-scan

Its modus operandi is said to be so easy that in the slackware repostitories it has replace xsane in the more recent versions of slackware (invoking xsane will yield instead simple-scan):
http://lifehacker.com/5483366/simple-sc ... r+friendly
http://lwn.net/Articles/377063/

It is available thru PPM (Porteus Package Manager)

Simple scan needs the sane package to be operational.

Once the package is installed, all you have to do is to install the scanner driver specific to your printer. See usb driver install of scanner (an example for the MFC-7860DW brother printer:
https://porteus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1336

Advantages compared to xsane:
1) interface a lot simpler than xsane
2) you can make multilple scans and then save them into on single document
3) the final format is jpg, which is more practical and universal than the pnm format yielded by xsane.
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Re: simple scan (bis)

Post#2 by francois » 20 Sep 2013, 16:58

Updated to correct the information. :)
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Re: simple scan (bis)

Post#3 by Rava » 27 Sep 2013, 16:40

Is it possible to have PNG instead of JPEG as resulting file(s)?
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Re: simple scan (bis)

Post#4 by francois » 27 Sep 2013, 20:54

Hi rava. Sure. Scan the file with simple scan, then in the dialog box when saving change file type to png with the Select file type at the bottom left. :)
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