[sane-devel] SANE on Mac OS X

Dan Tappin dan.tappin at wavefront.ca
Sun Aug 10 06:14:23 UTC 2008

Hi Allan,

I am now looking at the CLI to get this working.  Here is my command:

scanimage --format=tiff --source="ADF Front" --page-width=279.406 -- 
page-height=431.808 > test.tiff
scanimage: rounded value of page-width from 279.406 to 279.406
scanimage: rounded value of page-height from 431.808 to 431.808
scanimage: rounded value of br-x from 215.872 to 215.872
scanimage: rounded value of br-y from 279.364 to 279.364

The output is still 8.5" x 11".  I must be missing something here.


On Aug 9, 2008, at 4:45 PM, m. allan noah wrote:

> On 8/9/08, Dan Tappin <dan.tappin at wavefront.ca> wrote:
>> I recently purchased a used Fijitsu fi-4530C scanner and had planned
>> to use SANE as there are no native Mac drivers for this scanner.
>> Couple of issues I can't seem to figure out:
>> 1.) Scan Size
>> I bought this scanner because it can scan tabloid (11" x 17") paper
>> but when I scan all I get is a letter (8.5" x 11") sized cropping of
>> the original.  I have played with all the TWAIN options and even
>> selected the "largest possible" scan size.
> there should be page-height and page-width options, which defaults to
> US letter. the adf needs to know how big the paper is so it can center
> the width and detect multi-feed via length. the scan area is then
> clamped to the page size. I guess on the flatbed these are kind of
> useless.
>> 2.) Mac Frontend
>> I have tried ImageCapture, Graphic Converter and a few front ends out
>> there but none of them seem to work properly nor use the ADF feature.
>> Any other options I am missing here.
> i dont know anything about mac specific frontends. can you use one
> that works with sane directly like xsane or xscanimage instead of all
> this sane to twain stuff? what you are looking for is a 'Source'
> option
>> 3.) Duplex Scanning
>> My scanner can scan duplex - is this supported via SANE?
> most definitely. set the source to "ADF Duplex". also requires that
> your frontend keep asking for pages repeatedly.
> allan (fujitsu backend author)
> -- 
> "The truth is an offense, but not a sin"

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