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Scan Tailor: A Fussy Yet Effective Scan Scrubber

Jan 27, 2011, 22:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"It seems that no matter how many times you wipe down the glass on a scanner, the resulting image still has specs, flecks and imperfections galore. That's tolerable for some tasks, but when Linux users want a squeaky-clean scan, Scan Tailor is at their service. For all its faults -- odd interface, no help menus -- Scan Tailor does its job well and is worth checking out.

"The Linux OS has a number of nimble apps that take the hassle out of getting photo images and documents from a flatbed scanner to a hard drive or USB storage device. Two worthy examples reviewed in Linux Picks are Xsane and Simple Scan.

"While these and other scanner apps do a good job of creating facsimile-like digital images, the results can be less than printer-ready. A finishing step is often needed to clean up the copied clutter the scanning process creates. That type of scanner clean-up app is almost non-existent."

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