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 
>> question. 
> 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 
into Gimp.

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