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Generic scanner controller software

by philcreeklab / January 20, 2006 10:39 AM PST

I was wondering if there is any reliable generic scanner controller software. I have had or am responsible for a number of different scanners by 4 different manufacturers and a significant issue is that each manufacturer gives a unique piece scanner control software. While it is understandable that the individual manufacturers are not really interested in driver compatibility, it would seem like there would be a piece of software that would allow one to use it with multiple different species of scanner, and all the controls would be available with one interface, so things like setting dpi and pixel depth, etc would be all handled with a common interface. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Possible Help...
by Falcon978 / January 20, 2006 2:31 PM PST

Go to, then go to the downloads section and search for Copernic. This is a search engine that once installed on your system, will allow you to look for drivers and software over several international areas.

Do a search for you Scanner name, model, and type...modify as needed.

Hope this works!

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In Linux we have the SANE project.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 10:51 PM PST

You can imagine it comes very close to what you asked for.


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