Scan Tailor: A Fussy Yet Effective Scan Scrubber
Jan 27, 2011, 22:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."