Scanner-oriented frontend for SANE
XSane is a GTK-based X11 frontend for SANE. It works either standalone or as a gimp plugin. It is an alternative to xscanimage. Xsane does not support any scanners itself, but instead uses SANE to do so. You can scan to file, do a photocopy, create a fax and start XSane from the GIMP as gimp plug in. Xsane is specifically designed to work with scanners; other devices (like cameras and video devices) that SANE may support are not supported by xsane. Additionally, it has both email and scan to file functions.
The SANE project 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.
released on 20 February 2019
Extension or Plugin
7 April 2020
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|GitLab||VCS Repository Webview||https://gitlab.com/sane-project/frontend/xsane|
|Required to use||gtk+-1.2.x and the corresponding version of glib-1.2.x (the author recommends gtk+ 1.2.5)|
|Weak prerequisite||libz and libpng (for png support); jpeglib (for jpeg support); libtiff (for tiff support); gimp (to run xsane as a gimp plugin); libgimp and libgimpui (for compiling with gimp support)|
|Source requirement||sane-1.0 or newer (with sane-1.0.4 or later: sane-backends-1.0.4 or later)|
|Required to use||GIMP (xsane as gimp plugin)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 April 2020.
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