Raster image scanner library and drivers, with scanner support
SANE is an application programming interface (API) and communication protocol that regulate communication between software and digital imaging devices, such as image scanners and digital cameras. It's also a scanner server which allows you share your stand-alone scanner or your printer-combo scanner over the network.
SANE stands for Scanner Access Now Easy and is an API providing access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.).
The package contains the library, drivers, the command line frontend scanimage, the sane-find-scanner utility and the saned server.
First check to make sure that your scanner is supported here.
The SANE Application Programmer Interface (API)
SANE includes several scanner front-ends in a separate package: scanadf, a command-line interface; xscanimage, a graphical front-end; and xcam, for acquiring images continuously from cameras.
- IRC Help channel
- IRC development channel
released on 2 February 2020
Extension or Plugin
7 April 2020
8 April 2020
for the command line frontend scanimage : https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/blob/master/frontend/scanimage.c
Leaders and contributors
|Olaf Meeuwissen (Paddy-hack)||co-maintainer|
Resources and communication
|GitLab||VCS Repository Webview||https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends|
|GitLab||VCS Repository Webview||https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/issues|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 April 2020.
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