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
> 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
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