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API that provides access to raster image scanner hardware

`Scanner Access Now Easy' is a universal interface that lets you get images from any device that produces raster images, including flatbed scanners, video and still cameras, and frame grabbers. With SANE you can write image-processing applications without worrying about peculiarities of individual devices. SANE also makes it possible to write a device driver once and only once, which t then can be used by any SANE-compliant application. SANE includes several scanner front-ends: scanimage, a command-line interface; xscanimage, a graphical front-end; and xcam, for acquiring images continuously from cameras.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey30 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

David Mosberger Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use libsane
Required to use xlib6g
Weak prerequisite GIMP
Required to use libgimp1
Required to use libgtk1.2
Required to use libjpeg62

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 January 2017.


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