[ubuntu-studio-devel] Simple scan

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Mon Oct 14 18:17:00 UTC 2013

SImple-scan gives color scans on my machine with a networked
Kodak esp5250, a notoriously difficult device to set up but for 
which cheap ink is easily found. I also have Xsane installed, in
fact its what I usually use simply because I have always used it.
I just tested simple-scan right now because of your report of a 
problem. My machines are all synced to the 13.10 repos right now.

What kind of scanner aee you using? If they are anything like the 
printers they are often part of some may be buggy or have buggy 
drivers. If Xsane worked and simple-scan did not, however, that
sounds like an application bug.

I had to set up that Kodak ESP 5250 in ubuntu, was one HELL of a job
but I now have both printing and scanning working. The 64-but kernels
cannot recognize that printer through USB even though 32 bit kernels did
through Oneiric. Has to be a wireless connection, then it works but getting
the SANE backend to work on a network scanner is complex.

I bought it for cheap ink, knowing the c2esp package existed-and that in 
the worst-case scenario I could print everything to jpegs on camera cards
and let it read those.

On 10/14/2013 at 1:25 PM, "Len Ovens" <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
>Simple scan is a nice quick easy to use scanner control appication 
>ubuntustudio ships with. I have used it since we added it and been 
>with it... till this past week. It seems to does a great job of 
>high contrast/monchrome papers (ie. text). However, this past week 
>needed to scan some colour stuff and the best I could get from 
>simple scan 
>was greyscale. I checked all the menu items (preferences, etc.) 
>Where I 
>could change from line to grey scale and set resolution, but there 
>was no 
>way of turning colour scanning on.
>While this is probably not a problem for most desktop use, we do 
>ship a 
>Graphic Design workflow. I would suggest a more full featured 
>application would make more sense.
>In my case I installed xsane (I was in a hurry and I knew it would 
>do what 
>I wanted). Are there other full featured scanning applications 
>around? and 
>which is best?
>It would be possible to include simple scan in Desktop and then 
>add xsane 
>(or whatever) to both graphics and photography.
>Please Note: This is 14.04 stuff. Nothing will change for 13.10 :)
>Len Ovens
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