"Before getting too frustrated with XSane, the in-built
graphical front-end of SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) why not try
Flegita, also called Gnome Scan. Originally launched as a proof of
concept during the 2006 Google Summer of Code, Gnome Scan has no
real back-end support, but its a good alternative to the XSane UI
(User Interface) — it is fast and provides just a single
window as UI for your home or office scanners and is intuitive
enough for dummies."