[sane-devel] help with profiles

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 18:10:00 UTC 2008

you should not need anything other than libsane and xsane installed to
get scans. the ICM type stuff is useful for color correction, but is
not required to get color scans.

try this at the command line:

scanimage --mode=color > test1.pnm

and then look at test1.pnm and see if it looks correct. that will cut
xsane out of the loop.


On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM, gordonsmall User
<gordonsmall at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I am new to the Linux world (via Ubuntu 8.04) and like most of what I am
> experiencing.  However, there is a lot to learn in the transition from
> Windows XP.
> I was pleased to see that Ubuntu came with Xsane preloaded and that
> Xsane fully supported my Epson Perfection 2450 Scanner. However, I soon
> learned that the fact that Xsane supports it does not mean it
> automatically finds and loads all the associated software it needs to
> properly run the scanner.
> I have been posting questions to the Ubuntu mailing lists and looking
> over the Xsane web site (appreciate the documentation), and discovered
> that I am supposed to add something called printer and scanner ICM
> profiles.  My printer is an HP 722c deskjet printer.  When I follow the
> instructions on the website, I got to preferences, setup, and copy, and
> then have to type in the model number of my printer.  I then try to
> browse for the ICM profile and it takes me nowhere useful that I can
> find.
> Ubuntu easily found and mounted my peripherals, including the printer
> and digital camera.  However, I am stuck on getting the scanner to work
> properly. If I ignore a lot of error messages, I can get it to scan a
> color image in grayscale, but that won't do the trick.  I find that I
> use a scanner for a lot of what I do on a computer.  Is there any way I
> can easily find the profiles Xsane seems to be asking for?
> Gordon Small
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