[ubuntu-studio-devel] Simple scan
jimmy at sjolund.se
Thu Oct 17 05:59:20 UTC 2013
On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 7:35 AM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
> Ok, having figgured that out. Is there anyone who uses scanning for
> critical things where colour setup and other such things matter who can
> tell us which scanning application gives the best results? Or do people
> scan first and then use a second app to mess the colour around? Is there
> any control that sw can do to change how the image is scanned? Lamp
> intensity (which would change its colour too I would guess)? Anything else?
> Some googling around later... I see instructions for scanning from gimp.
> They don't work. Read it again and I see I need XSane or xscanimage to make
> it work. I load XSane and yup I can scan an image directly into gimp...
> Cool. xscanimage shows up too, but I haven't tried to actually scan with
> it. It is included in the sane package, so probably the same backend. It
> seems there are gimp plugins that will import direct from cameras too.
> Also found while googling... a mention of open office doing scanning, let
> me try libreoffice. Yes Draw, Write and Impress in libreoffice claim to
> import scans as well. (this machine doesn't have a scanner hooked up so I
> can't tell)
> Anyway, It appears there is at least room to check this out. I would think
> being able to scan directly into gimp would be a desirable thing for the
> graphics and photo metas. xscanimage does not come with a *.desktop file
> and would not run that way if there is no scan device anyway so maybe that
> is just as well. It doesn't put up a GUI error dialog either, just puts the
> error to STDERR. That may make it look broken, better to use XSane if we
> want a menu entry.
I don't do much work with scanning and I am not a professional in the area
at all. That said I agree it makes good sense to use XSane for the Ubuntu
Studio workflows if it allows to scan directly to Gimp and other
applications, and the alternative scanning applications don't have that
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