sscan -- Sean's scanner
sscan is a UI for scanning multi-page documents using the scanimage(1) command and a flatbed scanner.
I wrote sscan because I often need to scan multi-page documents on my GNU/Linux system, and I have only a flatbed scanner, without an ADF.
sscan was originally a crude Python script. Now it is a somewhat more robust Haskell program, relying on the Brick library.
- Ensure that your scanner has SANE support.
- Install prerequisite utilities:
apt-get install ocrmypdf pdftk sane-utils haskell-stack imagemagick
3. Use stack to build and install sscan:
stack --resolver=lts-8.2 install sscan
Note that stack will automatically download and install the various Haskell dependencies of sscan -- unfortunately, these are not yet likely to all be installable from your distribution's mirrors.
sscan does not yet have a configuration file. If it did, this could be used to configure the available presets, the default settings on startup, and the output directory. Patches welcome.
Open a terminal, run
sscan and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you can't see all the key bindings, you will need to increase the
size of your terminal.
By e-mail to
Copyright (C) 2017 Sean Whitton
sscan is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
sscan is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with sscan. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
* Initial public release.
-- Sean Whitton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:55:46 -0700