[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 4490 PHOTO

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Thu Aug 25 08:05:26 UTC 2005

Gerhard Grygiel <grygiel at sun52a.desy.de> writes:

> Hi Olaf,
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 10:00:52AM +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>> grygiel at sun52a.desy.de writes:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > today I got a Epson Perfection 4490 PHOTO scanner.
>> >
>> > [snip]
>> >
>> > Has someone experience with this scanner or can give me a hint how
>> > to bring this device in operation? 
>> This scanner will neither work with the snapscan backend nor the epson
>> backend.  Support is _planned_ for the epkowa backend.  You have the
>> following options:
>>   use VueScan (http://www.hamrick.com/, Linux version available)
>>   use Windows
>>   use MacOS X
> I favour Open Source solution, but I will give VueScan a trail.

Note that the epkowa backend support for the 4490 will require a
closed source library.  So it is only a marginally open sourced

>> [snip]
>> Hope this helps,
> Yes of course, thanks for your explanation and the hint on VueScan.

You're welcome.
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