scanning via scanimage

Brother has a broad variety of printer/scanner driver for linux. Also there are quite good installation instructions (step-by-step and images for the output).  After installing the driver for scanning, you will need a utility to scan from the printer. scanimage is just the right program for that. With

# scanimage –format=tiff -v > ~/image.tiff

you will have an image named image.tiff in your home folder. If your scanner is not the default scanner you can work your device with

# scanimage -L

out, because it gives you a list of scanning devices. The option -d can specify another device, if you have more than one.

sources:

http://www.sane-project.org/man/scanimage.1.html
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/instruction_scn1b.html

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~ by frankooh on 2011-08-25T14:51:47+00:00.

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