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oliver69

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2012, 13:23    Post_subject:  Looking for A4 scanner  

Hi,

looking for a a4-scanner (scanner only - no printer etc.) which works in puppy.
Need to create pdf's from the scan. So which model to choose and what software?
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darkcity


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2012, 13:59    Post_subject:  

Hi,

Okay, I'll answer the hardware side of the queston-

Puppy uses xsane/peasyscan (built-in on most Puppy versions) to access scanners, these are front-ends for sane.

So if it works for Sane then Puppy should be compatible, here's a compatibility list-
http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html

also see,
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PrintersScanners

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2012, 14:29    Post_subject:  

Canon makes a line of basic scanner-only units called LiDE. Puppy has a driver for it here. But it has only been confirmed to work with a few models. LiDE units will scan A4.

Regarding A4, the latest version of Peasyscan has support for scanning A4 documents and saving to A4 PDFs.
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2012, 15:08    Post_subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Canon makes a line of basic scanner-only units called LiDE. Puppy has a driver for it here. But it has only been confirmed to work with a few models. LiDE units will scan A4.

Regarding A4, the latest version of Peasyscan has support for scanning A4 documents and saving to A4 PDFs.


I know that Lupu 5.28 had no trouble reading my old Epson (I think that in general, Epson products are well supported by Linux and vice-versa).

I'll have to try Peasyscan on it. I've only scanned to JPG so far.

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