[sane-devel] gscan2pdf v1.5.2 released

Jeffrey Ratcliffe jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 19:34:52 UTC 2016

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


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.

Changelog for 1.5.1:
* Fixed bug prepending or appending to a PDF with a space in the path.
* Refactored code handling geometry options to reduce complexity and duplication
* Removed metadata variables %h, %i, %s, adding %H, %I, %S.
  Closes bug #226 (Formatting timestamp for filename template broken)
* Encode document date in ASCII to workaround a bug in PDF::API2 where UTF-8
  encoding caused garbage in the metadata.
  Closes bug #224 (CreationDate and ModDate fields are missing)
* If the output from user-defined tool is pnm, there is no way to tell the
  resolution, so assume that it is the same as the input.
  Closes bug #227 (Page size corruption in 1.5.1)
* Support hand-scanner option in test backend. Closes bug #223
  ("Auto length detection" option does not work with ScanSnap IX500)
* Filter out double memory address from unpaper warning.
  Closes Debian bug #833521 (unpaper AVStream codec deprecation warning)
* Update to Slovak translation (thanks to Dusan Kazik)

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