[sane-devel] Re: [ANN]: Support for Canon D660U added

Oscar A. Valdez oscar@valdez-bicard.com.sv
Sat, 15 May 2004 21:03:48 -0600

On April 4, Gerhard Jaeger wrote:
> I've currently added the support for the Canon D660 scanner to the
> Plustek backend. You'll find it in the CVS of sane-project.org.
> Currently only the color modes are working. TPA and gray-mode support
> are of bad quality, binary mode is not working...
> But anyway - it's a starting point ;-)

I've owned a CanoScan D660U for a long, frustrating while, not being
able to use it in Linux. I just installed sane-backends 1.0.14, and am
thrilled that itcan now scan from its flatbed.

However, scanning from the built-in 35mm film adapter doesn't work (or I
haven't figured out how yet). The film adapter should work with a
backlight that's built into the scanner's lid, and should scan at up to
1200 x 1200 dpi (which is pretty good for film).

Like you said, just having support for the D660U is an (excellent)
starting point. Do you think we'll eventually have support for its
built-in 35mm film adapter and backlight? I'd be glad to test and
provide information, if needed.
Oscar A. Valdez