Chapter 2. Using Skanlite

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Scanner Selection

Scanner Selection

A default scanner can be specified on the command line of Skanlite using skanlite -d [device name] in a terminal. If the selected scanner cannot be opened or if no default scanner is provided, a scanner selection dialog is opened.

Skanlite scanner selection dialog

The user can choose the scanner to be used and press OK to open the scanner. Pressing Cancel will cause Skanlite to exit.

No scanner found

In case no devices were found, maybe because the scanner is not plugged in or switched off, correct that. Then the Reload device list can be used to reload the list of scanners.


Not all drivers/backends support this feature. In that case quit Skanlite, connect your scanner and restart the application.