[sane-devel] gscan2pdf v1.3.0 released

Jeffrey Ratcliffe jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 13:04:56 UTC 2015

gscan2pdf - A GUI to produce a multipage PDF or DjVu from a scan.


Only five clicks are required to scan several pages and then save all or
a selection as a PDF or DjVu file, including metadata if required.

gscan2pdf can control regular or sheet-fed (ADF) scanners with SANE via
libsane-perl, scanimage or scanadf, and can scan multiple pages at
once. It presents a thumbnail view of scanned pages, and permits simple
operations such as cropping, rotating and deleting pages.

OCR can be used to recognise text in the scans, and the output
embedded in the PDF or DjVu.

PDF conversion is done by PDF::API2.

The resulting document may be saved as a PDF, DjVu, multipage TIFF file,
or single page image file.

The biggest visual change was to the display of OCR output, thanks to
a patch from Peter Marschall. It is now almost as easy to read as the
original scan. A fuller list of changes is below.

Changelog for 1.3.0:
* Avoid leading & trailing spaces in filename expanded from template
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch.
* Various GUI improvements.
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch.
* Improvements to the display of OCR output.
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch.
* More improvements to date metadata widget
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch.
* + metadata for DjVu.
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch.
* Refactored logging of OCR dependencies.
* Catch many filesystem errors
* Httings return in one of the entry widgets in the the save dialog presses the
  save button.

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