Scanner Driver for EPSON Scanners

Scanner Driver for EPSON Scanners

Post by Adam Jenkin » Sun, 06 Apr 1997 04:00:00


EPSCAN is a scanner driver for EPSON ES-1200C/GT-9000 scanners.  It
includes a driver and a nice X frontend.  It allows previewing, and
selecting a region of an image to be scanned, as well as changing
scanner settings.  It only supports scanners attached to a SCSI port,
not to the parallel port.

I have uploaded EPSCAN to
and an rpm version to

The rpm version will probably be moved in a few days to

The sunsite version will probably be moved to

I've also attached the README file below.

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Adam P. Jenkins

University of Massachusetts/Amherst
Office Number: (413) 545-3506

- -------------------- EPSCAN README -------------------------
- ------------

This is EPSCAN, my first public release of a scanning program for
EPSON scanners on Linux.  It contains a driver, as well as an
X-windows front-end.  I have only tested it on an EPSON
ES-1200C/GT-9000 scanner, but it should work for any of the
ES-{300-800}C / GT-{1000-6500} models as well.  (Could anyone who has
one of these other models confirm or deny this for me?  Thanks.)

*NOTE*: EPSCAN only supports scanners attached to a SCSI port.  The
parallel port interface isn't supported since our scanner isn't set up
that way.  The driver is written modularly, so it should be very easy
to integrate a parallel driver if someone wants to write one.

The X-windows front-end allows changing all the scanner settings,
previewing the page, and selecting only a region to be scanned.

Please read the file "epscan.manual", in this directory, for
documentation on using EPSCAN. Installation instructions are below.

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Linux 2.x
Qt library version >= 1.1
libtiff version >= 3.4
g++ version >= 2.7.2

You can get the Qt library from   Of
course EPSCAN may work with older versions of Linux, XFree, and g++;
this is just what I developed it with.

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epscan.manual           -- This is where to find the full program
                           documentation. It is also available inside the
                           program by clicking on Help.
README                  -- This file.
Imakefile               -- Imakefile for epscan
driver/Scsi.*           -- Scsi device driver.
driver/Scanner.*        -- The scanner driver code.
*.{cc,h}                -- source code.

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I used the Qt library for the X frontend.  Qt is a very nice C++ GUI
library.  I highly recommend it if you're interested in X programming
with C++.  If interested, check out Troll Tech's home page at

Thanks to Tim D. Gilman for releasing his qprogress widget for Qt,
which I used in this program.

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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
General Public License for more details.  You should have received a
copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if
not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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