Linux Journal: XVScan
Jun 24, 2000, 12:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marjorie Richardson)
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"XVScan is simply xv, with the added option of scanning in
artwork. As a result, everything we discussed about xv last month
still holds true this month for xvscan, including the fact that it
is commercial software. Licensing is $50 US per-installed computer.
So, a work group can install XVScan on the computer with the
scanner, and though everyone uses it, only one license is required
(site licenses available). To use, type xvscan on the command line.
The familiar window with the red fish swimming around appears, and
clicking on the right mouse button brings up the control window.
Clicking on ``About XV'' will give you the licensing information.
The difference is seen when you click on ``windows'': there is now
a scanner option."
"The area to be cropped is set in the same way as in xv: click
the left mouse button in the upper left corner, hold it down while
dragging to the bottom right corner, then release. Now click on
``Apply Crop'', and the lines delineating the scanning area will
decrease to the defined size. In this case, even with the gamma
correction set, the picture is still a bit dark, so I turned off
the gamma correction and set the contrast and brightness in order
to lighten it up. Since the picture will change each time you
change the values, I just played with different values until the
picture looked right. The numbers I ended up using were +17 for
contrast and +21 for brightness. I also clicked on the ``sharpen''
option under algorithms and added a label..."
"Now, you too can get rid of all those bulky photo albums.
Just get a Linux-supported scanner and XVScan, and scan away.
Not all Linux-supported scanners are supported by XVScan, only
those listed on thier web site at
http://www.tummy.com/xvscan/scanners.html. This includes all HP
SCSI ScanJet scanners from the IIc to the most recent ones, and two
Microtek scanners (E3 and E6 no longer available). Many more
scanners are supported by SANE (http://www.mostang.com/SANE/) a
free scanner driver that works with the GIMP."