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       sane-hpsj5s - SANE backend for HP ScanJet 5S sheet-fed scanner


       The  sane-hpsj5s library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to a parallel port Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 5S scanner.

       IMPORTANT: this is alpha code. Don't expect this to work  correctly.  Many  functions  are
       missing, others contain errors. In some cases, your computer might even hang. It cannot be
       excluded (although I consider it extremely improbable) that your scanner will be damaged.

       LIMITATIONS: For now this backend  works  only  on  Linux.   This  limitation  is  due  to
       dependence  on  the  libieee1284  library.  If  your system supports libieee1284 too, this
       backend should work. If you ported libieee1284 for your platform, please let me know. Your
       system should support EPP (or EPP+ECP ) mode to operate this scanner. Future versions will
       support ECP and SPP (Nibble and Byte) modes also. It's planned  to  support  scanners  not
       only  at  daisy-chain  position  0,  but  anywhere. Support for multiple scanners could be
       implemented too.

       Current version implements only gray scale scanning. True Color  and  B/W  modes  are  not
       supported for now.

       That  said,  TESTERS  ARE  WELCOME.  Send  your  bug  reports and comments to Max Vorobiev


       This backend expects device names of the form:


       Where special is the parallel port name in form,  libieee1284  expects.  It  seems  to  be
       system dependent.  Under Linux it's parport0, parport1, etc.


       The  contents  of  the  hpsj5s.conf  file is a list of parport names that correspond to HP
       ScanJet 5S scanners.  Empty lines and lines starting with a hash  mark  (#)  are  ignored.
       Only  one  device  name can be listed in hpsj5s.conf for this moment. Future versions will
       support daisy chain selection.


       It seems that HP ScanJet 5S scanner uses software noise correction. This  feature  is  not
       implemented  for  now. So does gamma correction and calibration.  I'll handle it in future
       versions.  Native resolution for this scanner is 300 DPI. Other modes could be  jagged  in
       some ways.


              The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

              The static library implementing this backend.

              The  shared  library  implementing  this  backend  (present on systems that support
              dynamic loading).


              This environment variable specifies the list of directories that  may  contain  the
              configuration  file.   Under  UNIX, the directories are separated by a colon (`:'),
              under OS/2, they are separated by a semi-colon (`;').  If this variable is not set,
              the  configuration  file is searched in two default directories: first, the current
              working directory (".") and then in @CONFIGDIR@.  If the value of  the  environment
              variable  ends with the directory separator character, then the default directories
              are searched after the explicitly  specified  directories.   For  example,  setting
              SANE_CONFIG_DIR  to  "/tmp/config:"  would result in directories "tmp/config", ".",
              and "@CONFIGDIR@" being searched (in this order).

       SEE ALSO


       Max Vorobiev
       Man page mostly based on

@PACKAGEVERSION@                           13 Jul 2008                             sane-hpsj5s(5)