[sane-devel] Epson 2480/2580: Testers needed

Oliver Schwartz Oliver.Schwartz at gmx.de
Wed Oct 26 18:42:22 UTC 2005


In the last weeks there have been some improvements to the SnapScan 
backend for 2480/2580. Most of them were contributed by Simon Munton, 
who deserves all the credit :-) In particular there is now support 
for 16 bit/color scans for the 2480/2580. 

The backend also distinguishes now between the 2480 and the 2580 and 
sets the boundaries for transparency scanning accordingly. This part 
needs some broad testing since the distinction is not documented 
anywhere. I also hope to have fixed the preview issue for the 2580.

To test, please compile and install the latest SANE backends from CVS 
(but make sure that you don't install two version of SANE at the same 
time, see the README file that comes with the SANE sources). 

After starting xsane and selecting the transparency unit as source the 
boundaries of the preview window should change automatically to 5.5 
cm x 12.5 cm for the 2480 and to 5.5 cm x 8.0 cm for the 2580. 

IMPORTANT: If the boundaries are not changed correctly don't attempt 
to scan, not even for previewing. Instead, please send me an email 
with the debug log from
"SANE_DEBUG_SNAPSCAN=50 scanimage --help 2>debug.log"

If the preview area changes correctly everything should work fine :-)

The sources are available from the daily CVS snapshot at 



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