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       sane-sp15c - SANE backend for Fujitsu ScanPartner 15C flatbed scanner


       The  sane-sp15c library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend which provides
       access to the Fujitsu flatbed scanners.  At present, the following  scanner  is  known  to
       work with these backend:

              Vendor:  Model:           Rev:
              -------- ---------------- -----
              FCPA     ScanPartner 15C  1.01

       The  ScanPartner  15C  driver supports lineart (1-bit), halftone (1-bit), grayscale (4-bit
       and 8-bit), and color (3 x 8-bit) scanning.

       Other scanners in these families may work.  The ScanPartner 15C seems to be a  repackaging
       of  the  ScanPartner  600C.   People  are  encouraged  to  try these driver with the other
       scanners and to contact the author with test results.


       A modest effort has been made to expose the standard options  to  the  API.   This  allows
       frontends such as xscanimage(1) to set scanning region, resolution, bit-depth (and color),
       and enable the automatic document feeder.


       sane(7), sane-scsi(5), sane-fujitsu(5), xscanimage(1)
       Fujitsu ScanPartner 15C OEM Manual, Doc. No. 250-0081-0
       Fujitsu M3096G OEM Manual, part number 50FH5028E-05
       Fujitsu M3096GX/M3093GX/M3093DG OEM Manual, part number C150-E015...03


       Randolph Bentson <>,  with  credit  to  the  unnamed  author  of  the
       coolscan driver


       Testing limited to a Linux 2.2.5 kernel
       Can't quite get the scan page/minute performance in ADF modes.  This may be due to limited
       system buffer size.


       I'm sure there are plenty, and not too well hidden, but I haven't seen them yet.
       Both scanners claim to have separate control of  resolution  in  X  and  Y  directions.  I
       confess  I  haven't tested this yet.  I have found that xsane(1) doesn't even display this
       Threshold settings on the SP15C don't seem to affect the results of lineart mode scans.
       It might be possible to merge these two drivers without much effort since the SP15C driver
       was  derived  from  the  M3096G  driver.   They were split so as to keep the second driver
       development from breaking the working first driver.  Watch this space for changes.

                                           14 Jul 2008                              sane-sp15c(5)