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Gimp 2.10 scanner integration under Linux grepnil 18 Jul 21:00
  Gimp 2.10 scanner integration under Linux rich404 19 Jul 08:11
   Gimp 2.10 scanner integration under Linux grepnil 19 Jul 19:45
2019-07-18 21:00:00 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Gimp 2.10 scanner integration under Linux

Hi all. Has anyone succeeded in scanning from Gimp 2.10 under Linux? In older versions the File/Create or earlier File/Acquire options would give options to run Xsane or ImageScan! for Linux. I've copied the executables to the plug-ins directory without any effect.

I know Windows users may be able to use TWAIN drivers but that was the way it used to be done under Linux in earlier versions, and still works with compatible plugin executables.

I'm using Gimp 2.10.12 under Ubuntu 18.04, from the snap install in Ubuntu Software. I used to use the PPA install but I had huge problems with dependencies when I tried that for 2.10. The problem might not be the PPA itself but I'm very chary of trying it again now I've got a few things working.

If nobody has got scanner integration working for Linux I have a workaround for ImageScan! that I can post, but would like to know if there's a direct solution first.

2019-07-19 08:11:34 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Gimp 2.10 scanner integration under Linux

Hi all. Has anyone succeeded in scanning from Gimp 2.10 under Linux? In older versions the File/Create or earlier File/Acquire options would give options to run Xsane or ImageScan! for Linux. I've copied the executables to the plug-ins directory without any effect.

I'm using Gimp 2.10.12 under Ubuntu 18.04, from the snap install in Ubuntu Software. I used to use the PPA install but I had huge problems with dependencies when I tried that for 2.10. The problem might not be the PPA itself but I'm very chary of trying it again now I've got a few things working.

The snap will be the problem. I went the other way, used to use a flatpak and had to side-load lots of lib files into the flatpak folders just to get a few plugins working. Never managed to get xsane working. Used a regular Gimp 2.8 for scanning.

Now using kubuntu 18.04 and Gimp 2.10.x from the PPA The installation is much less fraught than before. I put some notes here:

https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Gimp-2-10-10-and-Ubuntu-18-04-LTS

but at the end of the day, it is what you are comfortable with.

2019-07-19 19:45:36 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Thanks Rich. I used the PPA under Ubuntu 16.04 but after upgrading to 18.04 I had huge problems with libgimp2.0 and 3.0 dependencies, with GIMP and Xsane conflicting. It may have been unrelated to Gimp but I'm not keen to experiment straight away. If new requirements force a change I'll report back. I'll document the ImageScan workaround in a couple of days.

The snap will be the problem. I went the other way, used to use a flatpak and had to side-load lots of lib files into the flatpak folders just to get a few plugins working. Never managed to get xsane working. Used a regular Gimp 2.8 for scanning.

Now using kubuntu 18.04 and Gimp 2.10.x from the PPA The installation is much less fraught than before. I put some notes here:

https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Gimp-2-10-10-and-Ubuntu-18-04-LTS

but at the end of the day, it is what you are comfortable with.