[sane-devel] my 2nd test of genesys hp2400

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 11:49:06 UTC 2011

you cannot give just any 3 letter image format to scanimage. It only
accepts certain options. Check --help for a list.


On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:13 AM, Bertie Coopersmith
<bertie at coopersmith.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> This time I ran with correct (I hope) command arguments to produce
> a colour image:
> scanimage -f PPM --mode col > img
> The result was just the first 3 characters of a header. The output
> of hd img is as follows:
> 00000000  50 50 4d                                          |PPM|
> 00000003
> I repeated the scanimage command without arguments as follows:
> scanimage > zzz.pnp
> As before, the result, zzz.pnp was a good greyscale image.
> I have tried other 3-character image formats with similar results and
> also with omitting the -f argument. It seems that Alexey's driver is
> failing to deal with a colour image.
> Regards, Bertie
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