[sane-devel] Scanning Time Question]]

Martin Collins martin@mkcollins.org
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 08:10:16 +0100

On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 21:38:41 +0200
Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net> wrote:

I didn't catch the original post so I reply to the reply...

> > So basically, SANE is the back end. Correct? Then as front end
> > what will I use? I believe I was referring to VueScan as
> > front-end. Please clarify this for me if I have a wrong
> > understanding of SANE.

SANE provides backends (drivers) and frontends (applications). This
division allows third parties to produce their own frontends (Xsane,
quiteinsane) and facilitates network scanning.
Vuescan is more monolithic, Windows style, though I believe it does
use SANE backends for some scanners. Vuescan is aimed particularly at
film scanning so supports a wider range of film scanners than SANE.

> > Last, any good web resource for learning and preparing myself for
> > scanning? Like understanding colors saturations, etc...,