[sane-devel] [announce] new backend: epjitsu

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 16:06:28 UTC 2007

Those who are on the sane-commit list have already seen this, but for
everyone else-

I've add a new backend to sane cvs called epjitsu. It supports
Epson-based Fujitsu-branded scanners (hence the name). Currently this
includes the fi-60F A6 flatbed, and the ScanSnap S300 legal ADF

These machines are pretty stupid, with limited resolution choices,
always scanning full-width, lots of padding bytes, and no binary mode
support. The S300 is even worse, as it always scans in triplex (duplex
plus a side worth of padding bytes), and it does not have a grayscale
mode. They also require firmware files, and usb 2.0 (usb 1.1 is too

The backend is fairly simplistic, with reverse engineered calibration
(which i really dont understand for CIS devices- i could use some
pointers here), and no scan area or brightness/contrast/threshold
support. It has been tested fairly heavily on x86, x86-64, and ARM9.


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