sane-epson2(5)           SANE Scanner Access Now Easy           sane-epson2(5)

       sane-epson2 - SANE backend for EPSON scanners

       The  sane-epson2  library  implements  a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
       backend that provides access to Epson flatbed scanners.   This  library
       supports a similar set of scanners as the sane-epson driver but was de-
       veloped to support a wider range of connections to the scanner; include
       network access.

       Because sane-epson and sane-epson2 drivers support many of the same de-
       vices, if one driver gives you problems you may try disabling it to try
       the  other.   This  can  be  done  by removing the driver name from the
       dll.conf or perhaps by commenting out the options in epson.conf or  ep-

       At present, the following scanners are known to work with this backend:

              Model:                       Connection Type
              ---------------------------  -------------------
              ActionScanner II             SCSI, parallel
              AcuLaser CX11 Series         USB, Network
              AcuLaser CX21 Series         USB, Network
              CX-3200                      USB
              CX-3600                      USB
              CX-3650                      USB
              CX-4050                      USB
              CX-4600                      USB
              CX-4800                      USB
              CX-5000                      USB
              CX-5200                      USB
              CX-5400                      USB
              CX-6300                      USB
              CX-6400                      USB
              CX-6500                      USB
              CX-6600                      USB
              DX-3800                      USB
              DX-5000                      USB
              DX-5050                      USB
              DX-6000                      USB
              DX-7400                      USB
              ES-300C                      SCSI, parallel
              ES-300GS                     SCSI
              ES-600C                      parallel
              ES-1200C                     parallel
              Expression 636               SCSI
              Expression 800               SCSI
              Expression 1600              USB, SCSI, IEEE-1394
              Expression 1680              USB, SCSI, IEEE-1394
              FilmScan 200                 SCSI
              GT-5000                      SCSI, parallel
              GT-5500                      SCSI
              GT-6000                      parallel
              GT-6500                      parallel
              GT-7000                      SCSI
              GT-8000                      SCSI
              GT-8500                      SCSI
              Perfection 610               USB
              Perfection 636S              SCSI
              Perfection 636U              USB
              Perfection 640               USB
              Perfection 1200S             SCSI
              Perfection 1200U             USB
              Perfection 1240              USB, SCSI
              Perfection 1640              USB, SCSI
              Perfection 1650              USB
              Perfection 1660              USB
              Perfection 2400              USB
              Perfection 2450              USB, IEEE-1394
              Perfection 3200              USB
              Perfection 4870              USB
              Perfection 4990              USB
              RX-425                       USB
              RX-500                       USB
              RX-600                       USB
              RX-700                       USB
              V700                         USB, IEEE-1394
              V750                         USB, IEEE-1394
              and many more. The official list is on the Sane web site.

       For other scanners the software  may or may not work.  Please send mail
       to the sane-backend mailing list to report success with scanners not on
       the list or problems with scanners that are listed.

       The options the backend supports can either be selected through command
       line options to programs like scanimage or through GUI elements in pro-
       grams like xscanimage or xsane.

       Valid command line options and their syntax can be listed by using
              scanimage --help -d epson2
       Not all devices support all options.

       Scan Mode
              The  --mode  switch  selects  the basic mode of operation of the
              scanner. Valid choices are Binary, Gray and Color.   The  Binary
              mode  is  black  and white only, Gray will produce 256 levels of
              gray or more depending on the scanner and  Color  means  24  bit
              color mode or more depending on the scanner.  Some scanners will
              internally use 36 bit color, their  external  interface  however
              may only support 24 bits.

              The  --depth  option selects the bit depth the scanner is using.
              This option is only available for  scanners  that  support  more
              than  one bit depth. Older scanners will always transfer the im-
              age in 8bit mode. Newer scanners allow one to  select  either  8
              bits,  12  or  14  bits per color channel. For a color scan this
              means an effective color depth of 36 or 42 bits over  all  three
              channels. The valid choices depend on the scanner model.

              The  --halftoning switch selects the mode that is used in Binary
              mode. Valid options are "None", "Halftone A (Hard Tone)", "Half-
              tone  B  (Soft Tone)", "Halftone C (Net Screen)", "Dither A (4x4
              Bayer)", "Dither B (4x4 Spiral)", "Dither C (4x4  Net  Screen)",
              "Dither  D (8x4 Net Screen)", "Text Enhanced Technology", "Down-
              load pattern A", and "Download pattern B".

              The --dropout switch selects the so called dropout color.  Valid
              options  are None, Red, Green and Blue. The default is None. The
              dropout color is used for monochrome scanning  and  selects  the
              color  that  is  not  scanned.  This can be used to e.g. scan an
              original with a colored background.

              The --brightness switch controls the  brightness  of  the  scan.
              Valid options are integer values from -3 to 3. The default is 0.
              The larger the brightness value, the brighter the image gets. If
              a  user  defined table for the gamma correction is selected, the
              brightness parameter is not available.

              The --sharpness switch sets the sharpness  of  the  image  data.
              Valid  options  are integer values from -2 to 2, with -2 meaning
              "Defocus",  -1  "Defocus  slightly",  0  "Normal",  1   "Sharpen
              slightly" and 2 "Sharpen".

              The  --gamma-correction  switch  controls the scanner's internal
              gamma correction. Valid options are "Default",  "User  defined",
              "High  density  printing"  "Low density printing" and "High con-
              trast printing".

              The --color-correction switch controls  the  scanner's  internal
              color  correction  function.  Valid options are "No Correction",
              "Impact-dot printers", "Thermal  printers",  "Ink-jet  printers"
              and "CRT monitors". The default is "CRT monitors".

              The  --resolution switch selects the resolution for a scan. Some
              EPSON scanners will scan in any resolution  between  the  lowest
              and highest possible value. The list reported by the scanner can
              be displayed using the "--help -d epson" parameters  to  scanim-

              The  --threshold  switch selects the minimum brightness to get a
              white point.

              The --mirror option controls the way the image  is  scanned.  By
              reading the image data from right to left the image is mirrored.
              Valid options are "yes" and "no". The default is "no".

              The --auto-area-segmentation switch activates the automatic area
              segmentation  for  monochrome scans. The scanner will try to de-
              termine which areas are text and which contain images. The image
              areas  will  be  halftoned, and the text will be improved. Valid
              options are "yes" and "no". The default is "yes".

              The --red-gamma-table parameter can be used to download  a  user
              defined  gamma  table for the red channel. The valid options are
              the same as for --gamma-table.

              The --green-gamma-table parameter can be used to download a user
              defined gamma table for the green channel. The valid options are
              the same as for --gamma-table.

              The --blue-gamma-table parameter can be used to download a  user
              defined  gamma table for the blue channel. The valid options are
              the same as for --gamma-table.

              The --wait-for-button parameter can be used to  wait  until  the
              button  on  the  scanner  is  pressed to actually start the scan

              The color correction coefficients --cct-1  --cct-2  --cct-3  ...
              --cct-9  will install color correction coefficients for the user
              defined color correction. Values are specified  as  integers  in
              the range -127..127.

              The --preview option requests a preview scan. The frontend soft-
              ware automatically selects a low resolution. Valid  options  are
              "yes" and "no". The default is "no".

              The  geometry options -l -t -x -y control the scan area: -l sets
              the top left x coordinate, -t the top left y coordinate, -x  se-
              lects  the width and -y the height of the scan area. All parame-
              ters are specified in millimeters.

              The --source option selects the scan source. Valid  options  de-
              pend on the installed options. The default is "Flatbed".

              The  --auto-eject  option  will eject a page after scanning from
              the document feeder.

              The --film-type option will select the film type for scans  with
              the  transparency unit. This option is only activated if the TPU
              is selected as scan source. Valid options  are  "Negative  Film"
              and "Positive Film".

              The  --focus-position  option selects the focus position for all
              scans. Valid options are "Focus 2.5mm above glass" and "Focus on
              glass".  The  focus on the 2.5mm point above the glass is neces-
              sary for scans with the transparency unit, so that  the  scanner
              can  focus on the film if one of the film holders is used.  This
              option is only functional for selected scanners, all other scan-
              ners will ignore this option.

              The --bay option selects which bay to scan

              The --eject option ejects the sheet in the ADF.

              The --adf-mode option select the ADF mode (simplex/duplex).

       The  configuration file @CONFIGDIR@/epson2.conf specifies the device(s)
       that the backend will use. Possible connection types are:

       SCSI   This is the default, and if nothing else is specified the  back-
              end  software will open a given path as SCSI device. More infor-
              mation about valid syntax for  SCSI  devices  can  be  found  in
              Usually SCSI scanners are configured with a line "scsi EPSON" in
              this file. In some cases it may be necessary  to  only  use  the
              string "scsi" (e.g. for the GT-6500).

       PIO - Parallel Interface
              The parallel interface can be configured in two ways: An integer
              value starting at the beginning of a line will be interpreted as
              the  IO  address of the parallel port. To make it clearer that a
              configured IO address is a parallel port the port address can be
              preceded  by the string "PIO". The PIO connection does not use a
              special device file in the /dev directory. The IO address can be
              specified in hex mode (prefixed with "0x").

       USB    For  USB  scanners  not  automatically  detect, their VENDOR and
              PRODUCT ID can be specified manually in the config  file.   More
              information  about  valid syntax for USB devices can be found in

              Network scanners can  be  auto-discovered  if  autodiscovery  is
              specified  after  net  keyword.  An IP address to connect to can
              also be used.

              The static library implementing this backend.

              The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
              that support dynamic loading).

              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
              vironment variable controls the debug level  for  this  backend.
              E.g.,  a  value  of 128 requests all debug output to be printed.
              Smaller levels reduce verbosity.

              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
              vironment  variable  controls  the  SCSI related debug level for
              this backend.  Only a value of 2 is supported.

              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
              vironment  variable controls the network related debug level for
              this backend.  E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug output to
              be printed.  Smaller levels reduce verbosity.

              This  allows  one to override the function or command level that
              the backend uses to communicate with the scanner.  The  function
              level a scanner supports is determined during the initialization
              of the device. If the backend does not  recognize  the  function
              level  reported by the scanner it will default to function level
              B3. Valid function levels are A1, A2, B1, B2, B3,  B4,  B5,  B6,
              B7,  B8,  D1  and F5. Use this feature only if you know what you
              are doing!

       sane-scsi(5), sane-usb(5), scanimage(1), xscanimage(1), xsane(1)

       None :-) At least none are currently known.

       The backend may be used with Epson scanners that are not yet listed un-
       der the list of supported devices. A scanner that is not recognized may
       default to the function level B3, which means that  not  all  functions
       that the scanner may be capable of are accessible.

       If the scanner is not even recognized as an Epson scanner this is prob-
       ably because the device name reported by the scanner is not in the cor-
       rect  format.  Please  send  this information to the backend maintainer
       (email address is in the AUTHOR section of this man page or in the  AU-
       THORS file of the SANE distribution).

       The  package  is  written  by Alessandro Zummo and is based on previous
       work done by Karl Hienz Kremer in the epson package as well as based on
       work by Christian Bucher and Kazuhiro Sasayama

@PACKAGEVERSION@                  22 Jan 2009                   sane-epson2(5)
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