[sane-devel] Question about the SANE Image Data Format

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon May 11 17:56:10 UTC 2009

dude- download the sane-backend source tarball, and look at
scanimage.c in the frontends directory.

but really, it's not that big of a deal- in fact, you can add three
lines to the top of the data buffer and get a valid pnm.

also- turn off the html email. it's bad form on a mailing list.


On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Mark Pemburn <mark at pemburn.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>     Today, in my Mac OS X SANE user interface project, I began looking into
> what to do with the data I've been able to retrieve from the scanner.  Looks
> like this is going to be a tough climb, according to what I read in section
> 3.2 of the API.  It would seem that "scanimage" contains the facility for
> translating SANE image data into standard image format(s) (e.g., TIFF) -- is
> the source code for scanimage available somewhere?  I've searched around but
> haven't found it yet.  Also: there is a dynamic library called
> "libsane.dylib" that was installed by one of the SANE packages.  Is there
> documentation available for this library?  I'm hoping it has callable
> routines that'll do what I need.
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark
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