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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.




Download version 0.97 (stable)
released on 27 January 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey16 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Oliver Rauch Maintainer

Resources and communication

Software prerequisites

Required to usegtk+-1.2.x and the corresponding version of glib-1.2.x (the author recommends gtk+ 1.2.5)
Weak prerequisitelibz 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 requirementsane-1.0 or newer (with sane-1.0.4 or later: sane-backends-1.0.4 or later)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 October 2010.


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