[sane-devel] Introducing myself, asking about SANE capabilities

Fran Alvarez skitarna at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 14:00:39 UTC 2008

Hi all!
I've recently suscribed to this list as It seemed to me that SANE could
fulfill my needs.
My name's Fran, from Spain and I'm working in a project that needs to read
data from a flat-bed scanner and put them to a file.
I've been reading the online doc (no downloads done yet) and I could make
myself an idea about how it goes, but no answers about my specific needs
(obviously, that's why they are specific! XD), so just after dipping my nose
on the downloads (API and companion documents) and stuffing me in reading
along (past posts included) , I'd need some advice from an expert as to know
if my specific needs could be (not-so hardly) implemented fiddling with the
backend of SANE.
Well, it goes so: I need to override the flatbed motor behaviour as I'm only
interested on reading ONE LINE, that is, the scanned image should be the
minimum that the CCD can physically handle and send back to the processing
engine. By the doc's I've read, I think it could be managed with the
scanning area properties, but not sure about wether the motor control is "as
is" and SANE has to deal with some standards that include predefined (and
unavoidable) pre-positioning motor high level commands. So the think is more
or less that I want to make a LINE reader taking out  the mechanics of an
standard fb scanner and settig fixed the CCD position (not moving).
Well, I hope this is not a big deal to do with SANE, and I will be gratefull
if some guru points me to meke me assured that SANE is (or isn't!) my path
to follow through...

Whatever...is a state of mind!
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