[sane-devel] is there a virtual scanner for image files?
gerard at gkall.hobby.nl
Fri Dec 28 19:26:33 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 20:14 +0100, Peter Rapčan wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. Please find my comments below:
> On Dec 28, 2007, at 7:44 PM, Alessandro Zummo wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:40:44 +0100
> > Alessandro Zummo <azummo-lists at towertech.it> wrote:
> >>> to scan the physical images again, instead I want to feed the
> >>> files I
> >>> have into some kind of virtual scanner device which would look as a
> >>> real scanner for the application and which would enable to only pass
> >>> the images data from the files that I have to the application. Is
> >>> this
> >>> possible?
> >> Hi, I don't think there is a virtual tiff scanner, but
> >> it could be written :) you could also modify the application
> >> to read tiff file. which is the application in subject?
> The application is Adobe Acrobat Pro (any volunteers for modifying
> it ? ;) ). The thing is Acrobat can process scanned books or brochures
> in a nice way (i.e automatically remove the middle shadow between the
> pages, auto-align rotated pages, do OCR and add text version of the
> scanned document to the .pdf file it creates, etc. ). My plan was to
> feed the image files to sane, then use a sane-to-twain bridge (which
> I've found to exist) on a windows or Mac OS X machine and then let
> Acrobat do whatever I need via the twain interface...
> > btw, I forgot to say that there is a pnm backend, so you
> > can just convert your files to pnm and use it.
> Yes, I am aware of the pnm back-end, but from the man page of sane and
> sane-pnm I learned close to nothing (not even how to use that back-
> end). Does the convert utility convert multi-page zipped tiffs to pnm
> file(s)? If not, which program can I use instead?
> Thanks for any further advice...
> P.S.: I thought there must have been someone in need of similar
> functionality as I am and that some user-friendly way of just feeding
> any image file into a virtual scanner device would already exist... it
> seems such a natural feature to be implemented :)...
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Alessandro Zummo,
> > Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy
> > http://www.towertech.it
See this link for some programs
The unpaper program can correct scanned pages.
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