[EMAIL PROTECTED] (2004-11-27 at 1038.13 -0500):
> The second part of the process would be to synthesize pixels to fill the 
> holes 
> in the image, by the interpolation of the color values of surrounding pixels 
> to create a seamless blending across each hole. A google search turned up one 
> mention of such a "Fill Holes" filter, but not the filter itself or any 
> useful clues to its whereabouts or continued existence.
>  panda.mostang.com/pipermail/sane-devel/2003-May/007657.html 

Search for the author name or the words that compose his email.

You could look at inpainting techniques, there is a lib but no Gimp
plugin at http://cimg.sourceforge.net/. BTW, that same lib could be
used to remove grain, another common task while scanning.

> Does such a filter still exist for the GIMP, and if so, where is it found?

Brute force ones mostly, like Intelligum or the one mentioned above.

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