XSane is a graphical scanning frontend. It uses the
SANE-library to talk to
scanners. This means that XSane does not support any scanners itself.
If you have any problems or questions that are related to your scanner
then please contact the author of the sane-backend that supports your
scanner or for general questions contact the
Here you can find out
which scanners are supported by the SANE-library.
XSane is designed for acquiring images with scanners (there are other
devices like cameras and videodevices supported by SANE, but XSane is
not designed for that purpose). You can scan to file, do a photocopy,
create a fax, create and send a mail and start XSane from the GIMP as
gimp plug in.
If you do not know SANE please take a look
at first. For further information please read the
It also may be interesting for you to read the
report about SANE and XSane
of the german computer magazin
ct (year 1999 number 21 page 190).