Binary package “libsane” in ubuntu lucid
API library for scanners
SANE stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy" and is an application
programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any
raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner,
video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE standard is
free and its discussion and development are open to everybody. The
current source code is written to support several operating systems,
including GNU/Linux, OS/2, Win32 and various Unices and is available
under the GNU General Public License (commercial applications and
backends are welcome, too, however).
This package includes the backends for many scanners. A libsane-extras
package containing some not-yet-included backends is available separately.
Graphical frontends for sane are available in the packages sane and
xsane. Command line frontend scanimage, saned and sane-find-scanner are
available in the sane-utils package.