[sane-devel] Image Compression doesn't support in SANE protocal

René Rebe rene at exactcode.de
Tue Aug 22 09:19:43 UTC 2006

On Aug 22, 2006, at 8:10 AM, zf wrote:

>  I found no image compression support is added in SANE. When  
> scanning with high resolutions such 600 x 600 dpi and uses color  
> scan, the result image will be very large!
>     So many scanners support compress transfer:scanner compress the  
> image data and transfer compressed data to driver. In SANE the  
> images transfered between backend and frontend are strict limited.I  
> think it' better if SANE add some file transfer type like TWAIN.

Most scanners do not support compression anyway. Such features are  
only found in 5000 EUR and above devices. If you just want to save  
files in a compressed format just use a decent application such as  
xsane and not the example programs such as xscanimage ,-)


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