[ubuntu-studio-devel] Simple scan

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Oct 17 06:21:19 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-10-17 at 08:15 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-10-17 at 07:59 +0200, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
> > 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 feature.
> IMO it doesn't matter if we need to use an additional application or if
> we directly could scan using GIMP or what ever app we're using. Decisive
> IMO is the scanning quality to quickness ratio.
> I don't own a scanner myself and visit friends using different Microsoft
> and Apple solutions, if I need a scan. Not seldom the fast scans by
> amateur equipment and default software are better than slow scans using
> professional gear, with professional software. Likely my professional
> friends are not aware how to set up their professional hardware and
> software correctly ;), but it doesn't matter to me. If I need a scan I
> prefer to visit a social pedagogue, than a graphic designer. The scans
> are faster and have a better quality by default.
> IOW what application can be used more intuitive and does provide good
> results?


The graphic designers aren't idiots, they need to scan monochrome
outlines only, while the social pedagogues scan coloured photo albums,
magazines etc..

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