[sane-devel] Scanning multipage documents with an ADF

Alejandro Imass ait at p2ee.org
Sat Apr 3 11:42:59 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Jeffrey Ratcliffe
<jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2 April 2010 05:41, Paul Gear <paul at gear.dyndns.org> wrote:
>> Does it do automatic filename generation and clean up
>> all temporary files?
> Yes, it will do automatic filename generation, based either on the
> metadata in the PDF, or on the page number if you are saving the scans
> as image files. It automatically cleans up all temporary files on
> closing the application.
>> Efficiency of scanning is very important to me -
>> one click is what i'm aiming for...
> At a minimum, you'll need a click to open the scan dialogue, another
> to start the scan process, and a third to save the resulting scan(s).
> Regards
> Jeff (the author)

Sorry, I lost the priginal thread so this is in response to the OP:

scanimage will do it with the --batch option, so with a little
scripting you can get what you need. There is also scanadf which is
specifically for adf scanners.

Also, the Sane API is very easy to unserstand, and has many interfaces
to medium to high-level languages such as Perl. So, with a minimum
effort you can cook up your own interface to the scanner. ADF scanners
usually have butons to start scanning, and the Sane driver will
usually expose them as options, so you have to poll the buttons and
you could even do all your automation directly from the scanner

Hope this helps.
Alejandro Imass

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