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          sane-pixma - SANE backend for Canon Multi-Function Printers
          and CanoScan Scanners

          The sane-pixma library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now
          Easy) backend that provides access to Canon PIXMA / i-SENSYS
          / imageCLASS / imageRUNNER multi-function devices (All-in-
          one printers) and the Canon CanoScan Flatbed/TPU scanners.
          The backend implements both the USB interface and network
          interface (using Canon's BJNP and MFNP protocols). The net-
          work interface supports scanners over IPv4 as well as IPv6
          (MFNP over IPv6 is untested).

          Currently, the following models work with this backend:

               PIXMA E410, E510
               PIXMA G2000, G2010, G2100, G4000
               PIXMA MG2100, MG2200, MG2400, MG2500, MG2900, MG3000,
               PIXMA MG3200, MG3500, MG3600, MG4200, MG5100, MG5200,
               PIXMA MG5400, MG5500, MG5600, MG5700, MG6100, MG6200,
               PIXMA MG6400, MG7100, MG7500, MG7700, MG8200
               PIXMA MP140, MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP190
               PIXMA MP210, MP220, MP230, MP240, MP250, MP260, MP270,
               PIXMA MP360, MP370, MP390
               PIXMA MP450, MP460, MP470, MP480, MP490, MP495
               PIXMA MP500, MP510, MP520, MP530, MP540, MP550, MP560
               PIXMA MP600, MP600R, MP610, MP620, MP630, MP640
               PIXMA MP700, MP710, MP730, PIXMA MP750 (no grayscale)
               PIXMA MP800, MP800R, MP810, MP830
               PIXMA MP960, MP970, MP980, MP990
               PIXMA MX300, MX310, MX330, MX340, MX350, MX360, MX370
               PIXMA MX410, MX420, MX470, MX510, MX520, MX530, MX700,
               PIXMA MX850, MX860, MX870, MX882, MX885, MX890, MX920,
               PIXMA TR4500
               PIXMA TS3100, TS3300, TS5000, TS5100, TS6100, TS6200,
               PIXMA TS8200
               PIXUS MP10
               imageCLASS MF634Cdw, MF733Cdw
               imageCLASS MF3110, MF3240, MF4010, MF4018
               imageCLASS MF4120, MF4122, MF4140, MF4150
               imageCLASS MF4270, MF4350d, MF4370dn, MF4380dn
               imageCLASS MF4410, MF4430, MF4570dw, MF4660, MF4690

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               imageCLASS MF5730, MF5770, MF6550, MPC200
               imageCLASS D420, D480, D530, D570
               i-SENSYS MF210, MF230, MF240, MF440, MF620, MF630,
               i-SENSYS MF645C, MF730, MF731/733, MF741/743
               i-SENSYS MF3010, MF4320d, MF4330d, MF4500, MF4700,
               i-SENSYS MF6100, MF8030, MF8200C, MF8300
               imageRUNNER 1020/1024/1025, 1133
               CanoScan 8800F, 9000F, 9000F Mark II
               CanoScan LiDE 300, 400
               MAXIFY MB2000, MB2100, MB2300, MB2700, MB5000, MB5100,

          The following models are not well tested and/or the scanner
          sometimes hangs and must be switched off and on.

               PIXMA MP760, MP770, MP780, MP790

          The following models may use the same Pixma protocol as
          those listed above, but have not yet been reported to work
          (or not). They are declared in the backend so that they get
          recognized and activated.  Feedback in the sane-devel mail-
          ing list welcome.

               PIXMA E400, E460, E470, E480, E500, E560, E600, E610
               PIXMA E3100, E3300, E3400, E4200
               PIXMA G2020, G2060, G3020, G3060, G7000, G7080
               PIXMA MG4100, MG6500, MG6600, MG6800, MG6900, MG8100
               PIXMA MP375R, MP493, MP740
               PIXMA MX320, MX390, MX430, MX450, MX490, MX710
               PIXMA G3000, G3010, G4010, G6000, G6080, G7000, GM4000,
               PIXMA TR7500, TR7530, TR7600, TR8500, TR8530, TR8580,
               PIXMA TR8630, TR9530
               PIXMA TS3400, TS5100, TS6000, TS6130, TS6180, TS6230,
               TS6280, TS6300
               PIXMA TS6330, TS6330, TS6380, TS6400, TS7330, TS7400,
               TS7430, TS8100
               PIXMA TS8130, TS8180, TS8230, TS8280, TS8300, TS8330,
               TS8380, TS9000
               PIXMA TS9100, TS9180, TS9500, TS9580
               PIXUS MP5, XK50, XK60, XK70, XK80, XK90
               imageCLASS MF720, MF810/820, MF5630, MF5650, MF5750,
               imageCLASS MPC190, D550
               i-SENSYS MF110, MF220, MF260, MF410, MF420, MF510,
               MF520, MF740
               i-SENSYS MF5880dn, MF5900, MF6680dn, MF8500C
               MAXIFY MB5300

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          The following models may use partly the same Pixma protocol
          as other devices listed above, but may still need some work.
          They are declared in the backend as experimental and need
          the environment variable PIXMA_EXPERIMENT=1 to get recog-
          nized and activated. Snoop logs are required to further
          investigate, please contact the sane-devel mailing list.

               -- none --

          The backend supports:

               * resolutions of 75, 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800,
               and 9600 DPI (some maybe buggy),
               * color and grayscale mode, as well as lineart on cer-
               tain models,
               * a custom gamma table,
               * Automatic Document Feeder, Simplex and Duplex.
               * Transparency Unit, 24 or 48 bits depth. Infrared
               channel on certain models.

          The device name for USB devices is in the form
          pixma:xxxxyyyy_zzzzz where x, y and z are vendor ID, product
          ID and serial number respectively.

          Example: pixma:04A91709_123456 is a MP150.

          Device names for BJNP/MFNP devices is in the form
          pixma:aaaa_bbbbb where aaaa is the scanners model and bbbb
          is the hostname or ip-adress.

          Example: pixma:MF4800_192.168.1.45 is a MF4800 Series
          multi-function peripheral.

          This backend, based on cloning original Canon drivers proto-
          cols, is in a production stage. Designed has been carried
          out without any applicable manufacturer documentation, prob-
          ably never available. However, we have tested it as well as
          we could, but it may not work in all situations. You will
          find an up-to-date status at the project homepage. (See
          below).  Users feedback is essential to help improve fea-
          tures and performances.

          Besides "well-known" options (e.g. resolution, mode etc.)
          sane-pixma backend also provides the following options, i.e.
          the options might change in the future.
          The button status can be polled i.e. with scanimage -A.
          Button scan is disabled on MAC OS X due to darwin libusb not
          handling timeouts in usb interrupt reads, but may work when
          using the network protocol.


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               This option enables and sets the time in seconds wait-
               ing for a document inserted into the Automatic Document
               Feeder.  The maximum allowed waiting time is 3600 sec
               (= 1 hour).

               This option can be used by applications (like
               scanadf(1) and scanimage(1)) in batch mode, for example
               when you want to scan many photos or multiple-page doc-
               uments. If it is enabled (i.e. is set to true or yes),
               the backend waits before every scan until the user
               presses the "SCAN" button (for MP150) or the color-scan
               button (for other models). Just put the first page in
               the scanner, press the button, then the next page,
               press the button and so on. When you finished, press
               the gray-scan button. (For MP150 you have to stop the
               frontend by pressing Ctrl-C for example.)

          button-update (deprecated)
               (write only) In the past this option was required to be
               set to force reading of the button status for button-1
               and button-2. The sane-pixma backend no longer requires
               this option to be used: if no fresh data is available,
               it will be now requested automatically from the scan-
               ner. This option is left for backward compatibility

          button-1 button-2
               (read only) These options will return the value of the
               respective buttons.  value 0 means that the button was
               not pressed, 1 is returned when the button was pressed.
               Some scanners with more than two buttons send the but-
               ton number as target.

               (read only) Returns the value of the type or size of
               original to be scanned if the scanner provides that
               data. Known values of type: 1 = document, 2 = photo, 5
               = film. Known values of size: 1 = A4, 2 = Letter, 8 =
               10x15, 9 = 13x18, b = auto.  Not all scanners can pro-
               vide this data.

               (read only) Returns the value of the target of the scan
               operation if the scanner provides that data. The values
               depend on the scanner type. Known values: 1 = save to
               disk, 2 = save to pdf, 3 = send to email, 4 = send to
               application or 1 = JPEG, 2 = TIFF, 3 = PDF, 4 = Compact
               PDF. For some scanners this value is equivalent to the
               number of the pressed button. Not all scanners can pro-
               vide this data.

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               (read only) Returns the resolution of the scan opera-
               tion if the scanner provides that data. Known values: 1
               = 75 dpi, 2 = 150 dpi, 3 = 300 dpi, 4 = 600 dpi. Not
               all scanners can provide this data.

               (read only) Returns the type of the scanned document if
               the scanner provides that data. Known values: 1 = Docu-
               ment, 2 = Photo, 3 = Auto scan. Not all scanners can
               provide this data.

               (read only) Returns the status of the document feeder
               if the scanner provides that data. Known values: 1 =
               ADF empty, 2 = ADF filled. Not all scanners can provide
               this data.

               (read only) Returns the scan orientation of the medium
               scanned from ADF if the scanner provides that data.
               Known values: 1 = Portrait, 2 = Landscape. Not all
               scanners can provide this data.

               The static library implementing this backend.

               The shared library implementing this backend (present
               on systems that support dynamic loading).

               The backend configuration file (see also description of
               SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

               The file contains an optional list of networked scan-
               ners using the BJNP or MFNP protools (See below for
               datails on networking support for scanners). Normally
               only scanners that cannot be auto-detected because they
               are on a different subnet shall be listed here. If you
               do not use Linux and your OS does not allow enumeration
               of interfaces (i.e. it does not support the
               getifaddrs() qfunction) you also may need to add your
               scanner here as well.

               Scanners shall be listed in the configuration file as


               where method indicates the protocol used (bjnp is used

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               for inkjet multi-functionals and mfnp is used for laser

               host is the hostname or IP address of the scanner, e.g.
               bjnp:// for IPv4,
               bjnp://[2001:888:118e:18e2:21e:8fff:fe36:b64a] for a
               literal IPv6-address or bjnp://
               for a hostname.

               The port number is optional and in normally implied by
               the method.  Port 8610 is the standard port for mfnp,
               8612 for bjnp.

               A scanner specific timeout value for the network proto-
               col can be set using the bjnp-timeout parameter. The
               value is in ms.

               Define scanners each on a new line.

               More globally applicable timeouts can be set using the
               bjnp-timeout parameter as follows:


               A timeout defined using bjnp-timeout will apply to the
               following scanner definitions in the file. If required
               the bjnp-timeout setting can be defined multiple times,
               where each setting will apply only to the scanners that
               follow the setting. The last setting is used for the
               auto discovered scanners.  If not explicitly set, the
               default 1000ms setting will apply.

               Setting timeouts should only be required in exceptional

          If so desired networking can be disabled as follows:

               -    If the first non-commented line contains
                    networking=no all networking will be disabled.
                    This will cause all further statements in the con-
                    figuration file to be ignored.

               -    A line that contains auto_detection=no will cause
                    auto-detection to be skipped. Explicitly defined
                    network scanners will still be probed.

          USB scanners will be auto-detected and require no configura-

          The sane-pixma backend supports network scanners using the

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          so called Canon BJNP and MFNP protocols.

          Canon seems to be dropping support for these protocols in
          recent scanners.  To verify if your scanner supports one of
          these protocols, check the content of the _scanner._tcp ser-
          vice entry in mDNS/DNS-SD (using for example
          avahi-discover(1)).  If that does not list port 8610 or 8612
          your scanner probably does not support the mfmp or bjnp pro-

          Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported, but IPv6 is as yet
          untested with MFNP. Please report your results on the mail-
          ing list.

          Configuration is normally not required.  The sane-pixma
          backend will auto-detect your scanner if it is within the
          same subnet as your computer if your OS does support this.

          If your scanner can not be auto-detected, you can add it to
          the sane-pixma configuration file (see above).

          The sane-pixma backend communicates with port 8610 for MFNP
          or port 8612 for BJNP on the scanner. So you will have to
          allow outgoing traffic TO port 8610 or 8612 on the common
          subnet for scanning.

          Scanner detection is slightly more complicated. The
          sane-pixma backend sends a broadcast on all direct connected
          subnets it can find (provided your OS allows for enumeration
          of all network interfaces). The broadcast is sent FROM port
          8612 TO port 8610 or 8612 on the broadcast address of each
          interface.  The outgoing packets will be allowed by the rule
          described above.

          Responses from the scanner are sent back to the computer TO
          port 8612.  Connection tracking however does not see a match
          as the response does not come from the broadcast address but
          from the scanners own address.  For automatic detection of
          your scanner, you will therefore have to allow incoming
          packets TO port 8612 on your computer. This applies to both
          MFNP and BJNP.

          So in short: open the firewall for all traffic from your
          computer to port 8610 (for MFNP) or 8612 (for BJNP) AND to
          port 8612 (for both BJNP and MFNP) to your computer.

          With the firewall rules above there is no need to add the
          scanner to the pixma.conf file, unless the scanner is on a
          network that is not directly connected to your computer.


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               If the library was compiled with debug support enabled,
               this environment variable controls the debug level for
               this backend itself. Higher value increases the ver-
               bosity and includes the information printed at the
               lower levels.
               0  print nothing (default)
               1  print error and warning messages (recommended)
               2  print informational messages
               3  print debug-level messages
               4  print verbose debug-level messages
               11 dump USB traffic
               21 full dump USB traffic

               If the library was compiled with debug support enabled,
               this environment variable controls the debug level for
               the BJNP and MFNP network protocols for this backend.
               Higher value increases the verbosity and includes the
               information printed at the lower levels.
               0 print nothing (default)
               1 Print error and warning messages (recommended)
               2 Print high level function tracing information
               3 Print more detailed protocol tracing information
               4 Print protocol headers
               5 Print full protocol contents

               Setting to a non-zero value will enable the support for
               experimental models.  You should also set
               SANE_DEBUG_PIXMA to 11.

               This environment variable specifies the list of direc-
               tories that may contain the configuration file.  Under
               UNIX, the directories are separated by a colon (`:'),
               under OS/2, they are separated by a semi-colon (`;').
               If this variable is not set, the configuration file is
               searched in two default directories: first, the current
               working directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d. If the
               value of the environment variable ends with the direc-
               tory separator character, then the default directories
               are searched after the explicitly specified directo-
               ries.  For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to
               "/tmp/config:" would result in directories tmp/config,
               ., and /etc/sane.d being searched (in this order).

          sane(7), sane-dll(5), scanimage(1), scanadf(1),
          gamma4scanimage(1), getifaddrs(3)

          In case of trouble with a recent Pixma model, try the latest

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          code for the sane-pixma backend, available in the Sane git
          repository at:

          You can also post into the Sane-devel mailing list for sup-

          Wittawat Yamwong, Nicolas Martin, Dennis Lou, Louis
          Lagendijk, Rolf Bensch

          We would like to thank all testers and helpers. Without them
          we could not be able to write subdrivers for models we don't
          have. See also the project homepage.

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