[sane-devel] SANE scanning of documents that are ~430mm x ~280mm

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 16:09:16 UTC 2012

You must set page-width and page-height to the size of the paper, then
you set -t, -l, -x and -y to the area on that paper you wish to scan.
Often the whole thing. The apparent limits on the scan area change
based on the paper size:

scanimage --help
scanimage --page-width 308 --page-height 925

will give very different maximums for -x and -y


On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Robert Whelan II <rwhelanii at gmail.com> wrote:
> new to mailing lists so I hope I did this correctly.
> I am using scanimage. Here is the shell script for it (note that the
> Fujitsu 6670 is the only scanner device connected):
> scanner=`scanimage --formatted-device-list=%d`
> dateVal=`date +%Y%m%d-%H%M%S`
> mkdir -p /images/$dateVal
> touch /images/$dateVal/INPROCESS
> scanimage --device-name=$scanner --batch=/images/$dateVal/out%d.tif
> --format=tiff --source "ADF Duplex" --mode Gray --resolution 150
> --page-width 308.824 --page-height 925.711 -t 0.0 -l 0.0
> rm /images/$dateVal/INPROCESS
> I have attempted it with -x 215.872 -y 279.364 (the max values listed
> under Geometry) explicitly (the defaults appear to be set to that
> anyway). No change.
> I can send you an attachment of the scanned output, but if I had to
> guesstimate, it'd be about this area scanned (o scanned area, x
> non-scanned):
> xxoooooox \
> xxoooooox   Page 1 (half of bi-fold)
> xxoooooox /
> xxoooooox \
> xxxxxxxxxx  Page 2 (2nd half of bi-fold)
> xxxxxxxxxx /
> When scanning, so that the entire form can scan I lay it sideways so
> that might better explain why that particular area at the top is
> missing.
> I have tested the scanner using ScandAll Pro on Windows and it is able
> to acquire the full image, so if I had to guess it is the upper bounds
> set, but I'm not 100% sure of that.
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Are you using scanimage? It's options are order sensitive. Make sure
>> you set page-width and page-height before -x and -y. If that does not
>> work, let me know, and well start debugging.
>> allan
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