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Scanning into GIMP Rodney Clay 23 Feb 18:31
  Scanning into GIMP Michael J. Hammel 23 Feb 19:18
   Scanning into GIMP norman 23 Feb 20:07
    Scanning into GIMP John Culleton 23 Feb 20:50
   Scanning into GIMP Doug 24 Feb 10:15
    Scanning into GIMP Foolster41 02 Apr 22:56
Scanning into GIMP Jernej Simon?i? 23 Feb 20:49
Rodney Clay
2009-02-23 18:31:15 UTC (about 5 years ago)

Scanning into GIMP

I am new to using GIMP. Can I import images into GIMP from a scanner. If so what do I need to do to set up to do this. I have looked in the online manual but did not find an answer to my question. Thanks

Michael J. Hammel
2009-02-23 19:18:38 UTC (about 5 years ago)

Scanning into GIMP

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 11:31 -0600, Rodney Clay wrote:

I am new to using GIMP. Can I import images into GIMP from a scanner. If so what do I need to do to set up to do this. I have looked in the online manual but did not find an answer to my question.

On Linux: install the SANE and XSane packages, including the XSane GIMP Plugin. Setting up SANE is a little confusing for newbies, but it just takes a "Doh!" moment to realize it isn't that hard.

On Windows: I think you need to configure your scanner with TWAIN, whatever that is.

On Mac: I have no idea.

GIMP does not have built in scanner support. It utilizes whatever scanner support is available from your operating system.

norman
2009-02-23 20:07:16 UTC (about 5 years ago)

Scanning into GIMP

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 11:31 -0600, Rodney Clay wrote:

I am new to using GIMP. Can I import images into GIMP from a scanner. If so what do I need to do to set up to do this. I have looked in the online manual but did not find an answer to my question.

Speaking from experience and running Ubuntu 8.10 and a compatible scanner, in Gimp File -> Create -> XSane -> Device dialogue. Ubuntu has all the software you need already installed.

Norman

Jernej Simon?i?
2009-02-23 20:49:42 UTC (about 5 years ago)

Scanning into GIMP

On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:18:38 -0700, Michael J. Hammel wrote:

On Windows: I think you need to configure your scanner with TWAIN, whatever that is.

TWAIN: Technology Without An Interesting Name :)

It's the standard scanner interface on Windows (although it's supposed to be replaced by WIA - Windows Image Acquisition).

John Culleton
2009-02-23 20:50:16 UTC (about 5 years ago)

Scanning into GIMP

On Monday 23 February 2009 02:07:16 pm norman wrote:

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 11:31 -0600, Rodney Clay wrote:

I am new to using GIMP. Can I import images into GIMP from a scanner. If so what do I need to do to set up to do this. I have looked in the online manual but did not find an answer to my question.

Speaking from experience and running Ubuntu 8.10 and a compatible scanner, in Gimp File -> Create -> XSane -> Device dialogue. Ubuntu has all the software you need already installed.

Norman

On Slackware you may need to add your user id to the group "scanner". Here is the line from file /etc/groups referencing my user name "safe":

scanner:x:93:root,safe

Doug
2009-02-24 10:15:10 UTC (about 5 years ago)

Scanning into GIMP

Michael J. Hammel wrote:

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 11:31 -0600, Rodney Clay wrote:

I am new to using GIMP. Can I import images into GIMP from a scanner. If so what do I need to do to set up to do this. I have looked in the online manual but did not find an answer to my question.

On Linux: install the SANE and XSane packages, including the XSane GIMP Plugin. Setting up SANE is a little confusing for newbies, but it just takes a "Doh!" moment to realize it isn't that hard.

On Windows: I think you need to configure your scanner with TWAIN, whatever that is.

On Mac: I have no idea.

GIMP does not have built in scanner support. It utilizes whatever scanner support is available from your operating system.

On upgrading Gimp from 2.4 to 2.6 I had a bit of a problem getting the scanner recognised by Gimp.
However I've now found it just as easy, and sometimes more convenient, to keep the scanning separate (ie. on my system - Mandriva 2008.1, Gnome - have a panel icon for xsane, /usr/bin/xsane). Then having scanned, save the image as a .png or similar file; drop it onto 2.6.

So I wouldn't get too fussed about taking images direct from the scanner into Gimp.

Doug

2009-04-02 22:56:36 UTC (about 5 years ago)
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Scanning into GIMP

I'm having the same problems. I'm using a windows XP machine (so I don't think xsane works for me) with a Canon canoscan D646U scanner.

I got the twain drivers and scan gear tool but it doesn't show on my list in gimp. I was able to use my scanner fine on the previous version of gimp. Help with this would be appreciated. Thanks!