Mencoba Scanner di Ubuntu

Salah satu pekerjaan yang sering saya lakukan adalah memindai dokumen. Ubuntu Linux (14.04 LTS) sebetulnya punya sebuah aplikasi standar untuk memindai dokumen menggunakan scanner. Namanya simple-scan. Namun saya lebih suka menggunakan program lain, yaitu xsane. Berikut ini cara menggunakannya.

SANE stands for “Scanner Access Now Easy” and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE standard is free and its discussion and development are open to everybody. The current source code is written to support several operating systems, including GNU/Linux, OS/2, Win32 and various Unices and is available under the GNU General Public License (commercial applications and backends are welcome, too, however).

XSane can be run as a stand-alone program or through the GIMP image manipulation program. In stand-alone mode, xsane can save an image to a file in a variety of image formats, serve as a frontend to a fax program, or send an image to a printer. — from Ubuntu apps directory

  1. Install dulu xsane. Tekan Ctrl+Alt+T, lalu ketik:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xsane
    
  2. Setelah instalasi selesai, pasang scanner dan kabelnya, lalu ketik xsane. XSane juga bisa dibuka lewat ikon unity dash home (pojok kiri atas), ketik scan, lalu pilih XSane Image scanning program.
  3. XSane image scanning program
    XSane image scanning program
  4. Klik tombol Scan untuk mulai memindai.
  5. Setelah selesai, simpan file lewat menu File > Save Image. Format filenya adalah .pnm (default).
  6. File hasil pemindaian biasanya gelap, sama seperti file foto dari kamera digital. Saya biasanya mengolahnya dulu menggunakan GIMP (semacam Adobe Photoshop di Windows. Cek Wikipedia atau Wikipedia ID), mengubah setting white balance, levels, dan menyimpannya sebagai file .jpg atau .png.
XSane
XSane

Selamat mencoba. Semoga bermanfaat.

PS: scanner saya: Canon LiDE 210

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