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SANE Frontends

This package contains frontends to SANE ("Scanner Access Now Easy"), including xscanimage, xcam, and scanadf. Xscanimage is a GTK-based application for scanning images that can also be used as a GIMP-plugin. Xcam is used to get images from cameras supported by SANE. Scanadf is a command line frontend especially suited for scanners equipped with automatic document feeders (ADF).

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  17 Oct 2004 20:32

    Release Notes: scanadf doesn't overwrite files now. Various bug fixes concerning SANE options in xscanimage have been applied. The xcam layout and xscanimage preview have been fixed.

    •  17 Apr 2004 19:54

      Release Notes: Support for GIMP2 and GTK2 has been added. Many bugs have been fixed.

      •  26 Apr 2003 16:45

        Release Notes: This release adds support for GTK2 (xscanimage and xcam) and Gimp 1.3 (xscanimage). Several minor bugs have also been fixed.

        •  02 Feb 2003 06:13

          Release Notes: Xscanimage now supports 16 bit images and scrollbars for smaller displays. There are fixes for installation on systems where sane-frontends hasn't ever been installed before. There are xcam fixes for Irix and general portability fixes.

          •  27 Jan 2003 00:48

            Release Notes: There are xcam fixes for Irix and general portability fixes.

            Recent comments

            04 Dec 2001 07:09 hmg

            SANE webserver down
            The main SANE web, mail, and FTP server is down since 2001-12-01 due to the network shutdown of the @HOME network. A temporary backup ( is available at

            23 Dec 2000 05:38 annmurgi

            rpms needed
            there would be great if someone out there could provide some binaries for this app, since me(and, according to the people writing in the sane mailing list) and a bunch of other people can't get the source code compiled.


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