[sane-devel] gscan2pdf v1.8.0 released

Jeff jffry at posteo.net
Wed Apr 12 19:54:59 UTC 2017

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 1.8.0:
* + "Writing system" option in "Clean Up" (unpaper) dialogue, affecting
  the order in which the pages are imported when scans are split.
  Closes feature request #94
  (add "Deskew", "Descreen", "Split image" to "Save" dialog)
* + support for Tesseract 3.05. Thanks to Chris Mayo for the patch
  Closes bug #243 (tesseract 3.05 OCR Engine not recogized)
* + support for unpaper --no-mask-center option.
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch
* + contrast + brightness tool. Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch
* + option to convert filename whitespace to underscores.
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch
* Fix crash caused by undefined profiles in .gscan2pdf
  Closes support request #19 (Will not run past crashed session)
* Move config file to use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME or $HOME/.config directory.
  Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patch
* Various cosmetic improvements. Thanks to Peter Marschall for the patches
* Update to Italian translation (thanks to Milo Casagrande)
* Update to Slovak translation (thanks to Dušan Kazik)

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