xsane

Featureful graphical frontend for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
 
  5
  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).
Latest reviews
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PascalSarre 1 month ago

Crée des fichier trop volumineux , et logiciel manque d'utilisation intuitive , et plante avec mon imprimante / scanner ( Brother DCP-L2530DW ) avec des petite modification de réglage , Linux Mint 20 .

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barryedmiston 2 months ago

Incredibly, this application does not allow you to easily scan part of the scanner surface: want a copy of a receipt? Open your full page scan and crop in an image editor. If it does offer the basic ability to crop, that is well hidden. Even bare-bones Document Scanner has this functionality. Also, the interface, with its myriad of windows, is a disaster.

5
rickmint20 5 months ago

La aplicación Funciona bien en mi i3-1005G1

5
vzbzdrchyk 6 months ago

Works fine with my old CanoScan Lide 20. A lot of features.Great.

4
JonTrv 7 months ago

Minor compatibility issue on a 5.8 kernel in the 20.1 edge iso, between xsane and the repo version of sane-utils. Xsane claims it is starting the scan but the scanner does nothing, so Xsane waits forever. Fixed by installing the latest sane-utils from gitlab.

5
Blasfemis 10 months ago

Awesome is a bit of an overstatement, but, easy to set up and works when sometimes other things do not. Easy to use, produces good results, so it gets a 5.

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marcositz 1 year ago

The program windows are scattered, messy. Difficult and confusing to use. As janelas do programa são espalhadas, bagunçadas. Difícil e confuso de usar.

4
gecko11 1 year ago

A good scanning tool with a lot of functions (maybe to complicated for some users). It allowed me using my scanner again that wasn't supported by windows7+ any more (I am glad i did not have to dup it because it still works fine). Unluckily the preview-window always has to be opened complicatedly using the menu.

5
Ps000 1 year 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!

4
JWham 2 years 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).

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craigmx5 2 years 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.

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BinKIno 2 years ago

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

4
callagg2 3 years 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.

4
eleozz 3 years ago

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

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RocketWolf 3 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 192.168.0.4, shows up in the devices, prints fine. looking for another program as this one failed miserably.

4
mudslinger 3 years ago

Good Scanning Tool

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Maxeee 4 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!

5
elma73 5 years ago

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

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SyncSyncHalt 5 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.

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Bugeater 5 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.