[sane-devel] [ANN] new Sane frontend
adeuring at gmx.net
Fri Sep 29 17:01:43 UTC 2006
I have started work on Eikazo, a new Sane frontend
(http://eikazo.berlios.de). It focuses on "mass scans", especially
with ADF scanners -- it is not intended to compete with XSane or
Kooka with their quite elaborate functions.
Some Eikazo features:
- To maximize throughput for ADF scanners, a new scan is started,
while the previous scan is being processed and stored or
- plugin mechanisms to support special device features, image
processing and output modules.
Currently, plugins exist for:
o image rotation (If a duplex ADF scanner is used, different
rotation angles can be selected for frontside and backside)
o automatic thresholding
o "dirt removal"
o support for some speical features of the Fujitsu fi4120 and
- Scanned images can be saved to a file and optionally
simultaneously printed ("print only" if course possible too).
- scan parameters can be saved in an SQL database (MySQL and
PostgreSQL are supported). This option is probably not very
useful in most cases; it is intended as an example, how output
functions can be customized.
Technically, the frontend is based on Python, GTK/PyGTK and the
Python Imaging Library.
Thanks especially to the authors of the test backend: it was
invaluable when developing the GUI: it's faster than any "real"
backend, allows to test all variants of Sane options -- and it
uncovered a bug in the Sane module of the Python Imaging Library.
The program is released under the GPL.
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