sane-sp15c(5)             (14 Jul 2008)             sane-sp15c(5)

     NAME
          sane-sp15c - SANE backend for Fujitsu ScanPartner 15C
          flatbed scanner

     DESCRIPTION
          The sane-sp15c library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now
          Easy) backend which provides access to the Fujitsu flatbed
          scanners.  At present, the following scanner is known to
          work with these backend:

               Vendor:  Model:           Rev:
               -------- ---------------- -----
               FCPA     ScanPartner 15C  1.01

          The ScanPartner 15C driver supports lineart (1-bit),
          halftone (1-bit), grayscale (4-bit and 8-bit), and color (3
          x 8-bit) scanning.

          Other scanners in these families may work.  The ScanPartner
          15C seems to be a repackaging of the ScanPartner 600C.  Peo-
          ple are encouraged to try these driver with the other scan-
          ners and to contact the author with test results.

     CONFIGURATION
          A modest effort has been made to expose the standard options
          to the API.  This allows frontends such as xscanimage(1) to
          set scanning region, resolution, bit-depth (and color), and
          enable the automatic document feeder.

     SEE ALSO
          sane(7), sane-scsi(5), sane-fujitsu(5), xscanimage(1)
          Fujitsu ScanPartner 15C OEM Manual, Doc. No. 250-0081-0
          Fujitsu M3096G OEM Manual, part number 50FH5028E-05
          Fujitsu M3096GX/M3093GX/M3093DG OEM Manual, part number
          C150-E015...03

     AUTHOR
          Randolph Bentson <bentson@holmsjoen.com>, with credit to the
          unnamed author of the coolscan driver

     LIMITATIONS
          Testing limited to a Linux 2.2.5 kernel
          Can't quite get the scan page/minute performance in ADF
          modes.  This may be due to limited system buffer size.

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     BUGS
          I'm sure there are plenty, and not too well hidden, but I
          haven't seen them yet.
          Both scanners claim to have separate control of resolution
          in X and Y directions. I confess I haven't tested this yet.
          I have found that xsane(1) doesn't even display this capa-
          bility.
          Threshold settings on the SP15C don't seem to affect the
          results of lineart mode scans.
          It might be possible to merge these two drivers without much
          effort since the SP15C driver was derived from the M3096G
          driver.  They were split so as to keep the second driver
          development from breaking the working first driver.  Watch
          this space for changes.

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