Provided by: sane_1.0.14-7_i386
xcam - a graphical camera frontend for SANE
xcam [--buffer|-B] [--version|-V] [--help|-h]
xcam provides a graphical user-interface to control an image
acquisition device such as a flatbed scanner or a camera. It allows
scanning individual images and can be invoked directly from the
xcam acts as a stand-alone program that saves acquired images in a
suitable PNM format (PBM for black-and-white images, PGM for grayscale
images, and PPM for color images).
xcam accesses image acquisition devices through the SANE (Scanner
Access Now Easy) interface. The list of available devices depends on
installed hardware and configuration.
xcam presents a menu listing of all known and available devices.
If the --Buffer (-B) option is given, xcam will use a 1024 kByte input
buffer instead of the default 32 kByte.
If the --version (-V) option is given, xcam will output its version
The --help (-h) flag prints a short summary of options.
This environment variable controls the debug level of xcam.
Higher debug levels increase the verbosity of the output.
0 print fatal errors
1 print errors
2 print warnings
3 print information messages
4 print everything
For each device, there is one rc-file that holds the saved
settings for that particular device. Normally, this file should
not be manipulated directly. Instead, the user should use the
xcam interface to select appropriate values and then save the
device settings using the "Preferences->Save as default
settings" menubar entry.
sane(7), xscanimage(1), scanimage(1), sane-dll(5) and the backend
Gerard Klaver (2005 update)
19 February 2008 xcam(1)