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
5
ervie 10 months ago

Best Linux App for scanners and great scans. For scanning receipts, I choose lineart at 120 DPI and get pretty good images and compression. For challenging documents printed on colored paper you can fiddle with the filters to maximize legibility. For images like photos use colour with higher DPI and save as jpeg for max compression.

5
aeneas 11 months ago

It worls well for my needs to scan and produce pdfs or pngs with my olld scanner. It has much more to offer I need to explore.

5
snarkhunter 11 months ago

It worked well for my simple needs. It looks like it is capable of more than I am.

1
harrygrey 1 year ago

Das Programm ist schier unbedienbar. Es gelingt nicht einmal eine DINA4 Seite einzuscannen, obwohl dies eingestellt ist. Das Programm ist eine einzige Katastrophe. The program is almost unusable. It does not even succeed in scanning a DINA4 page, although this is set. The program is a disaster.

1
lericony 2 years ago

Es kann doch nicht so schwer sein, eine einfache Software bereitzustellen, die einfach nur scannt und mehr nicht. Es werden hier direkt vier Fenster geöffnet, eines davon ist für mich relevant. Komplizierter gehts wohl kaum.

1
PascalSarre 2 years 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 .

1
barryedmiston 2 years 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 2 years ago

La aplicación Funciona bien en mi i3-1005G1

5
vzbzdrchyk 3 years ago

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

4
JonTrv 3 years 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 3 years 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.

1
marcositz 3 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 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).

2
craigmx5 4 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.

1
BinKIno 5 years ago

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

4
callagg2 5 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 5 years ago

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

2
RocketWolf 6 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.