sane-snapscan - SANE backend for AGFA SnapScan flatbed scanners
The sane-snapscan library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
backend that provides access to AGFA SnapScan flatbed scanners. At
present, the following scanners are supported from this backend: AGFA
SnapScan 300, 310, 600, and 1236s, 1236u, 1212u, e20, e25, e40, e50,
e60, Vuego 310s, Acer 300f, 310s, 610s, 610plus, Prisa 620s, Prisa
620u, Prisa 620ut, Prisa 640u, Prisa 640bu, Prisa 1240, Prisa 3300,
Prisa 4300, Prisa 5300 and Guillemot Maxi Scan A4 Deluxe (SCSI) (with
This backend expects device names of the form:
Where special is the path-name for the special device that corresponds
to a SCSI scanner. For SCSI scanners, the special device name must be a
generic SCSI device or a symlink to such a device. Under Linux, such a
device name could be /dev/sga or /dev/sge, for example. See
sane-scsi(5) for details.
For USB scanners the devicename must contain the keyword "usb", as in
/dev/usbscanner or /dev/usb/scanner0. For scanners that need a
firmware upload before scanning add a line starting with "firmware"
followed by the fully qualified path to your firmware file, e.g.
For further details read http://snapscan.sourceforge.net.
The contents of the snapscan.conf file is a list of device names that
correspond to SnapScan scanners. Empty lines and lines starting with a
hash mark (#) are ignored. See sane-scsi(5) on details of what
constitutes a valid device name.
The backend configuration file (see also description of
The static library implementing this backend.
The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
that support dynamic loading).
This environment variable specifies the list of directories that
may contain the configuration file. Under UNIX, the directories
are separated by a colon (‘:’), under OS/2, they are separated
by a semi-colon (‘;’). If this variable is not set, the
configuration file is searched in two default directories:
first, the current working directory (".") and then in
/etc/sane.d. If the value of the environment variable ends with
the directory separator character, then the default directories
are searched after the explicitly specified directories. For
example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would result
in directories "tmp/config", ".", and "/etc/sane.d" being
searched (in this order).
If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this
environment variable controls the debug level for this backend.
E.g., a value of 255 requests all debug output to be printed.
Smaller levels reduce verbosity.
Man page doesn’t provide much information yet.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/snapscan/ (new development website)
Kevin Charter, Franck Schneider, Michel Roelofs, Emmanuel Blot, Mikko
Tyolajarvi, David Mosberger-Tang, Wolfgang Goeller, Petter
Reinholdtsen, Gary Plewa, Sebastien Sable, Oliver Schwartz and Mikael
Man page by Henning Meier-Geinitz (mostly based on the web pages and
14 Jul 2008 sane-snapscan(5)