[sane-devel] Maybe I am on the wrong list ...

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Jurzitza dieter.jurzitza at t-online.de
Sat Jul 1 16:06:50 UTC 2017

Dear listmembers,
maybe I am on the wrong list because my problem might be application - 
specific, however.

I have set up a HP 7400C scanner, supported by the avision backend, it is 
detected and working. So far, so good.

Now, if I scan a black and white printed text with xsane and adjust all 
parameters to default, 300dpi, Gray, contrast and brightness set to 0, 
(=100%), the resutls are nice quality scans, black is black, background is 

In contrast, attempting to do the very same with scanimage, calling:

scanimage --mode Gray --contrast 0 --brightness 0 --resolution 300 > outfile

the resulting picture in "outfile" (same printed text as above) is very 
bright, grey rather than black. Modifying brightness is making the result 
worse, modifying contrast as well. I cannot achieve the same result as with 
xsane - what makes me wonder as I had had expected to work the same way ....

Any ideas / hints for me? I could provide resulting scans for explanation, 
however, I think I cannot upload anything.

Regards, many thanks for your efforts

Dieter Jurzitza

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Jurzitza                    76131 Karlsruhe

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