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RE: Re: [opensuse] Scan application question: [SOLVED]
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Von: John Andersen
Gesendet: Do. 17.12.2015 20:20
An: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx

First of all thank you to all who replied (also to Carlos ER who replied, given
current restrictions off list and was - as times before - helpful). Special
thanks also to jdd for his heads-up pointing to the commercial version
"Vuescan" (where the only thing that I do not understand yet is the SANE
problematic. I wonder if that solution gives also drivers for Canon 4200 and
8100F etc who are chronically long-time-no-served. I am currently using a Canon
210 that is primitive but marvellously supported by SANE. Simple-Scan was the
solution I did use on 13.2 before.

I found myself quite satisfied (although verrrry shaky with a lot of crashes)
with the (g)scan2pdf application. This is the first time I see something that
offers integration of tesseract (a gift that has not really been used to a full
extend yet). I particularly liked the results in colour, I think however that
the devised floating menu with settings is a bit cumbersome (coming from
omnipage pro where I would have been happy if it would have been available for
linux). However from a resources point of view, useful scanning needs IMO a 4-8
core CPU with 8-32 GB of RAM where for colour scan I would go for a minimum of
16 GB. Otherwise it is getting masochism.

So my personal classification of usability and completeness is at the end:
(g)scan2pdf (although stability should be better).

For who is coming by these days and want to install (g)scan2pdf in leap, you
have to take the unstable version and use also a supplementary phyton repo for
the dependencies. This because there is a gtk2 dependency to be fulfilled. Once
done the repoadd
installation was (in my case Leap) straightforward.
It would be nice to have a native kde app for this but I know, resources are

I will have a close look to Vuescan too. It seems that all in all in this
aspect some advances (although still timid) have been achieved. Scanning is
still one of the "open" fields in Linux to make the desktop experience
Still I wouldn't go back to windows not even for payment

Still, thank you all for your input.

P.S. xscan I didn't try, so I do not comment, others may want to have a look.

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