For Immediate Release 1996-12-03
XVScan 1.40 -- Scanning Software for HP ScanJets on Linux and Unix
tummy.com, ltd. announces XVScan Version 1.40, which now includes
full BSD/OS support and partial SunOS/Solaris support, as well
as PNG image export and import.
XVScan works under HP-UX 9.x, 10.x, Linux, BSD/OS and FreeBSD with HP ScanJet
series SCSI scanners. It also works with HP ScanJet Plus parallel scanners
SunOS/Solaris users will need a third-party SCSI pass-through driver.
XVscan is based on xv, image manipulation software for X
Windows. It handles 24-bit color, 8-bit greyscale and 1-bit monochrome
Version 1.40 of XVScan now uses version 6a of the Independent JPEG Group's
library. XVScan supports many image formats including PNG, GIF, JPEG,
TIFF (compressed and uncompressed), PostScript (requires ghostscript),
PBM/PGM/PPM (raw and ascii), X11 Bitmap, XPM (X PixMap), Sun Rasterfile,
BMP, IRIS Rasterfile, Targa (24-bit), and FITS (greyscale).
Also included in this release are numerous updates to the ScanJet Application
Programming Interface which allows other applications to control an
HP ScanJet scanner. The API is available under a separate licence.
The list price for XVScan is $50 for ftp or email delivery. It is also
available on 3.5" floppies or 4mm DAT tape for an additional $15 in the
United States or $25 internationally. Visa, Mastercard and Discover
credit cards are accepted.
Contact tummy.com, ltd, phone: (402) 344-4426, fax: (408) 490-2728,