[sane-devel] Sane continuous paper scanning

m. allan noah anoah at pfeiffer.edu
Fri Oct 6 11:32:55 UTC 2006

many scanners have internal limits on the length of a scan. even the 
high-dollar fujitsus usually have a 35 inch limit. this is not a driver 
problem, but a scanner firmware problem. you may be able to find some 
particular scanner that does not have this limitation. contact the 


On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Brad J. Sercombe wrote:

> Gentlemen,
> My apologies if this is in a FAQ somewhere, but if it is I couldn't find it!
> I have a couple of different scanners, all suffer windows limitation on page sizes.
> Being in the petroleum industry I often have a need for scanning documents which may be 8.5 or 14 inches wide but could be up to 50 feet long.
> Does SANE allow continuous scanning to a PDF file for products with document feeders (such as the Epson perfection 4180 photo or the Ricoh IS-330)?? Hacking the registry in windoze didn't help - can't say that surprises me! I just don't see why if I'm reading data from USB and writing it to a file why the length of the page should be constrained short of the file size limit for your filesystem!
> Many thanks,
> Brad Sercombe
> (brought to you by the "before I spend hours installing Debian and getting SANE running" department /. )

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