[sane-devel] Question about infrared on my LS-4000

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 17:55:11 UTC 2012

infrared is not supported in the sane protocol. It is possible that
there is some support in the backend, which could be enabled by
rebuilding sane-backends from source. However, there is little or no
support in any of the front-end tools like scanimage to deal with the
extra data.


On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Mylan Connolly <mr.mylanman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am attempting to automate some things in my slide scanning, and
> decided to look into SANE.
> Essentially I am using the following command with success (wrapped
> within a script):
> scanimage --load --format=tiff --resolution=4000
> --preview-resolution=90 --ae-wb=yes -pd coolscan3:scsi:/dev/sg2 >
> /home/mylan/Pictures/scan.tif
> (the filename is just a placeholder)
> I tried getting --infrared=yes to work, however no matter what I tried
> (including setting up --batch-count=2 and other things like that), it
> would not work.  It kept giving me the error:
> scanimage: attempted to set inactive option infrared
> I'd appreciate any insight into this.  Thank you very much!
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