[sane-devel] xsane - a suggestion

Christoph Kukulies kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 16:04:00 +0200

On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 02:49:15PM +0200, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 09:54:34AM +0200, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> > What I'm wondering about is why xsane doesn't show the actual
> > scan either in the preview window or in an extra window.
> Why? That's why we have a preview.
> > I assume this is aim of further development but in the present state
> > using xsane is a bit, let me say, unusual, when it requires
> > an extra program (like xv) to view the actual scan afterwards.
> > 
> > Please don't get me wrong, I appreciate the work being done
> > on sane, xsane and other frontends (which I haven't seen yet).
> > 
> > May also be that I'm missing something again.
> You know that XSane and xscanimage can be used as a GIMP plugin? In
> this case, the scanned images are viewed by GIMP. See manual pages for
> details.

Yes, thanks. I read this. But gimp may be overkill for the physicists
and their work here. Although I appreciate gimp as an extremely powerful

The typical task is to scan some b/w plots from a book or publication,
and put it as an EPSI into a LaTeX document.

Well, needs and demands may vary. I will set out perhaps to test other
frontends. If xsane had some post-scan-exec feature, that would be nice.
E.g. when the scan has finished, launch an external application or 'massage'
script that converts the scan to something appropriate or pops up xv or
another image manipulation program.


Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de