Sane Daemon Scanning
Sane (Linux Only) is a scanning protocol that connects to scanners by
providing a standardized interface. SANE only provides an interface with
the hardware and displays the options available for each scanner. When
scanning using Sane PDF Studio will first launch the scanning application,
then once the scanning is complete import the scanned image to complete
the Scan to PDF process.
PDF Studio to connect to the scanner properly, you need to make sure that
you have a saned
daemon and at least one
sane back-end installed. This is required for our scanning library to work
properly. Note that this is not requirement for other products such as
XSane and Gimp, so it
is possible that XSane and Gimp work but PDF Studio doesn’t. For more information on how to setup
the saned daemon see Scanning
to PDF with Linux on our Knowledge Base.
- Go to Convert Tab > From Scanner click
on the small down arrow to the right of the scanning button and select "Sane Daemon
- Choose a scanner from the list and click on the OK button to proceed.
If there is an error with the selected scanner, the dialog will
appear again with the previously tried scanner highlighted so you
can choose a new scanner.
- If the selected scanner had been a default option, you can
use this dialog to change the default scanner by selecting the
new scanner and checking the "Set default Scanner" option.
- When the OK button is pressed, a standard scanning interface will
be displayed. This is a separate program that will allow you to adjust
the scan settings and then begin the scanning process.
- Once the scan has been completed and PDF Studio has received the
data from the scanner, PDF Studio will display a dialog box showing
some information about the scan and will prompt you for a number of
choices to determine how to insert the new image.
- Once you've selected the options click OK to then create a new
PDF or append the image to an existing PDF depending on the option
Sane Scan Import Settings
This sections displays some basic details on the image that was received
from your scanners software
Insert At - Where to insert
the new image. Choose from the following options:
- Beginning Of Document: Inserts the scanned pages before the first
page of the currently opened document
- Current Location: Inserts the scanned pages in front of the current
page being displayed of the currently opened document
- End Of Document: Appends the scan at the end of the document.
- New Document: Creates a new document using only the scanned pages
- Interleave – When scanning multiple images, this option can be
used to insert them at every other page. This is especially
useful for scanning two-sided documents.
- Reverse Interleave: Insert the scan in the current document at
every other page in reverse order starting after the last page of
- Multiple documents - Use this option to create multiple documents
when scanning multiple pages. When selected a dialog will be displayed
to set the following options.
- Pages per PDF - Number of pages before creating the next PDF
- File Name Pattern - The file name to be used when creating
the PDFs. Each file will have the number of the document appended
to the end of the file name
- Save files To - Where to save the created files
- Save as Default - When checked this will make the selected
options the default going forward
Page Size - What size to use
when creating a new page to hold the image.
- Size to Image – The new page will be created the same size as the
- Same as Document – The new page will be created the same size as
the current open document. If the document is empty or if the Insert
At choice is set to New Document the new page will be created at the
same size as the scanned image.
Compression - What compression
to use when saving the image into the PDF document.
- JPEG - Lossy compression (recommended compression)
- Quality (for JPEG compression only) – If using JPEG, the compression
quality can be adjusted from 1 to 100%.
- 1 = high compression, very low quality
- 100 = low compression, very high quality
- Generally, 80=high quality, 50=medium quality, 20=low quality
- Flate - Lossless compression format
- JBIG2 B&W - Lossless compression format that only supports
Auto deskew images - When checked,
if the document’s text/images are slanting too far in one direction or
is misaligned, PDF Studio will attempt to auto-rotate the document so
that the alignment is corrected.
OCR - Create Searchable PDF
- Check this to automatically OCR the document after scanning
Language - Language to be used
if OCR is selected. Click on "Download OCR Languages" to download