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.

Note: For 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.

  1. Go to Convert Tab > From Scanner click on the small down arrow to the right of the scanning button and select "Sane Daemon Scanning".
  2. 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.  
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 selected.

Sane Scan Import Settings

Image Info

This sections displays some basic details on the image that was received from your scanners software

PDF Options

Insert At - Where to insert the new image. Choose from the following options:

Page Size - What size to use when creating a new page to hold the image.

Compression - What compression to use when saving the image into the PDF document.

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 Options

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 additional languages.