Featureful graphical frontend for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
  20 reviews

Xsane can be run as a stand-alone program or through the GIMP image manipulation program. In stand-alone mode, xsane can save an image to a file in a variety of image formats, serve as a frontend to a fax program, or send an image to a printer.

SANE stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy" and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE standard is free and its discussion and development are open to everybody. The current source code is written to support several operating systems, including GNU/Linux, OS/2, Win32 and various Unices and is available under the GNU General Public License (commercial applications and backends are welcome, too, however).
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Ps000 4 months ago

This is one of the best scanning software available for Linux. It has wide range of customizablity! Works totally fiine with my HP Deskjet 2131 Printer!

JWham 4 months ago

@ craigmx5 : This app is not broken. You have to choose on overview window (where there is big xsane logo) the output on pre-selection zone (at the bottom of the window).

craigmx5 9 months ago

This app is broken under Linux Mint 19.1. No matter the settings, a scan will only show a partial full page (1/4). I removed the software and went back to Simple Scan, which works fine, if fewer options.

BinKIno 1 year ago

works but after 2 or 3 scans, the next scanned image is wrong colored. not fixed since years. morons!

callagg2 1 year ago

Good Scanner, does the job, maybe the UI could be improved upon opening, it's a bit like GIMP in that it hits you with too many initial options.

eleozz 1 year ago

Good Scanner, does the job and easy to use. combine the windows in 1 and will be excellent.

marcositz 1 year ago

It should have a single windowed mode. Unify the windows into one. In a single frame. “Deveria ter um modo de janela única. Unificar todas as janelas em uma.”

RocketWolf 2 years ago

Running LM 18.3 with a wireless Brother DCP-J172W printer/scanner. Everything about the printer works perfectly. Installed sane because simple scan couldnt connect. Luanched xsane and of course no devices found. printer/scanner is connected wirelessly on, shows up in the devices, prints fine. looking for another program as this one failed miserably.

mudslinger 2 years ago

Good Scanning Tool

Maxeee 3 years ago

xsane used as a stand alone application works great under linux mint 17.3 with usb-flatbed-scanner canon lide 35. Especially the sliders for controling brightness and contrast do their job in comparison to the tiny solution called "simple-scan". Only the handling could be optimized, for example I would whish to change the scanfieldsize directly on the main window, not on the options-window. And I would appreciate to store ONE single output pdf-file for a batch of several scanned pages instead of each scan stored on its own. But that is only a hint, not a complaint. All in all this scanning-tool does a great job!

elma73 3 years ago

Parfait pour utiliser mon vieux Canon Lide ! (Mint 18)

SyncSyncHalt 4 years ago

BEFEORE LM 17.3, worked wonderfully with Canon LiDE 210; after 17.3, spotty enough to be considered nonfunctional. There seem to be quite a few comments on these problems regarding the 14.04 kernel. Anything dependig upon the libsane library fails.

Bugeater 4 years ago

Didn't work for me. Preview wouldn't show fully and then when it did it would show blurry. I switched to default scanner and worked perfect.

Hagbard99 4 years ago

Working well with GIMP.

harrygrey 4 years ago

Die Bedienungsanleitung ist minimalistisch und falsch. Das Programm ist schlichtweg nicht zu gebrauchen. Nachdem ich versucht habe die gescannten Dateien zu speichern als PDF, waren plötzlich alle weg und es gibt keinen Hinweis, wie diese Dateien als PDF zusammengefaßt werden: Nicht empfehlenswert!

andrey81 4 years ago

Программа не работает со сканером от Canon MF 3010. Жутко тупит. Рекомендую использовать "Simple Scan". Он работает замечательно с этой моделью.

cmsahe 4 years ago

Works with the HP Deskjet F4280, in Linux Mint Rafaela

univet 4 years ago

Functions very well with my HP Scanjet G4010. Very user friendly.

Gerard-P 4 years ago

Dous not work with Canon MP280. Error during communication. A pity because it looks great

RayoVerde 4 years ago

A must if you want to use a scanner.