This tool can be used to scan images using a flat scanner. The tool uses libksane, an interface for SANE library to control flat scanners.
It can save images in all main image containers, as for example the following formats:
png (8 and 16 bits per color)
jpeg, jpg, jpeg 2000
You can check the status of your scanner support from the SANE project website by entering the information on this search page: http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl.
If the selected scanner cannot be opened or if no default scanner is provided, a scanner selection dialog is opened.
The user can choose the scanner to be used and press to open the scanner. Pressing will cause the tool to exit.
In case no devices were found, maybe because the scanner is not plugged in or switched off, correct that. Then the can be used to reload the list of scanners.
Not all drivers/backends support this feature. In that case quit the tool, connect your scanner and restart the application.