[sane-devel] xsane: page counts and ADF
david at pastornet.net.au
Thu Aug 9 11:03:33 UTC 2007
I have some comments on xsane about page counts and about ADF:
If you're using a flatbed scanner and in the main scanning window you
change the number of scan pages to a number, for example 30, and you
start the scan, xsane is pretty much unstoppable (seems to be a bug).
If you press cancel, it cancels the single page that it is scanning at
that time, but it keeps on trying to scan the other pages, so you end up
having to press cancel 30 times to get out of it. It also doesn't give
you opportunity to put the next page in the scanner.
So with flatbed scanning, does it really make sense to be able to set
the number of scans???
If you're using a scanner with automatic document feeding (ADF), if you
don't set the number of pages to some high number, and you leave the
number of pages at 1, then even though you put 10 pieces of paper in the
scanner and click scan, it will scan the first page and then feed all
the others through, ignoring them, because of the page limit.
Also, having to remember to set the number of pages to some high number
whenever you start an ADF scan is a bit frustrating from a user
perspective, because it is natural for the user to expect the scanner to
scan all the pages they put in.
So with ADF scanning, does it really make sense to be able to set the
number of scans? The user would normally put the pages in the scanner
that they want to scan and expect it to scan them all.
I think it would be a good idea for xsane to at least have a user
preference to automatically determine the number of pages to scan, 1 for
flatbed mode, and unlimited for ADF mode, and when that option is
selected, leave the ability to select the number of pages off the user
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