[sane-devel] Linux software for scanning, text/graphic functions

Stephen Liu satimis@yahoo.com
Mon, 8 Nov 2004 12:52:26 +0800 (CST)

Hi folks,,

Searching for software with scanning, text/graphic
editing, etc. functions

I have been using PaperPort for a prolonged time,
which is a proprietary software running on M$Windows,
mainly for scanning text documents. It has a desktop
which allows scanned documents to be displayed there,
binding them as book, doing direct editing, i.e.
adding text as a note directly on the scanned
document, deleting selected words/paragraphs and
typing text on their space, etc.. It also has simple
graphic editing function. Books can be re-binded, i.e
their pages can reallocated, such as page 1 shifted to
page 10, page 38 to page 12, etc. directly on desktop.
Also the books can be discomposed again as separate
documents before binding. Documents can be saved in
many formats, max, pdf, html, jpg, gif, etc.

PaperPort is similar to PageKeeper, OmniPage, etc. All
of them are proprietary software for M$Windows

Are there similar software from Open Source running on
Linux. Gimp can do the job but it is a heavy tool not
for this simple task.

Kindly advise. TIA

I have been informed of kooka being close


Any comment?

Stephen Liu