This is only a summary! Please consult the manpages and the author-supplied webpages for more detailed (and usually important) information concerning each backend.
If you have new information or corrections, please file a bug report with as many details as possible. Also please tell us if your scanner isn't mentioned in this list at all.
For an explanation of the tables, see the legend.
There are tables for scanners, still cameras, video cameras, APIs, and meta backends.
Backends: epkowa, genesys, hp4200, hpoj, hp_rts88xx, lhii, niash, primax, scanwit, viceo
Comment: This backend is not included in the sane-backends distribution because it uses code that is not open-source.
|Epson||Expression 1600||SCSI USB IEEE-1394||complete|
|Expression 1640XL||SCSI USB IEEE-1394||complete|
|Expression 1680||SCSI USB IEEE-1394||complete|
|Perfection 1200U PHOTO||USB||complete|
|Perfection 1250 PHOTO||USB||complete|
|Perfection 1260 PHOTO||USB||basic||The transparency unit doesn't work currently.|
|Perfection 1640SU||SCSI USB||complete|
|Perfection 1640SU PHOTO||SCSI USB||complete|
|Perfection 1650 PHOTO||USB||complete|
|Perfection 1660 PHOTO||USB||complete|
|Perfection 1670||USB||unsupported||Is not and will not be supported by the epkowa backend. Use the SnapScan backend instead.|
|Perfection 2400 PHOTO||USB||complete|
|Perfection 2450 PHOTO||USB||complete|
|Perfection 3200 PHOTO||USB IEEE-1394||complete|
Comment: This backend does not exist yet!
|Avision||iVina FB1600||USB||unsupported||Same as UMAX Astra 4500.|
|iVina FB1800||USB||unsupported||Same as UMAX Astra 4700.|
|Canon||CanoScan LiDE 50||USB||unsupported|
|CanoScan LiDE 80||USB||unsupported|
|Genius||ColorPage HR6X Slim||USB||unsupported|
|ScanJet 3500c||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL646_HP, but not confirmed. Older information: Seems to use RealTek RTS8801C2-6. Vendor/Product ID 0x03F0/0x2205. See link and other Scanjet 35x0c entries.|
|ScanJet 3530c||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL646_HP, but not confirmed. Older information: Chipset is Realtek RTS8801C2-6. Vendor/Product ID 0x03F0/0x2005. See link and other Scanjet 35x0c entries.|
|ScanJet 3570c||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL646_HP, but not confirmed. Older information: Probably Realtek RTS8801C2-6, same ids as Scanjet 3530c. Has a TA. Vendor/product id 0x03F0/0x2005. See link and other Scanjet 35x0c entries.|
|ScanJet 3570cxi||USB||unsupported||Unsupported. See 3570c.|
|ScanJet 3690c||USB||unsupported||possible support by this backend not confirmed|
|ScanJet 4500C||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL841_HP, but not confirmed. Landscape scanner. Same as 5500C, but without ADF. Same ID as 5550c.|
|ScanJet 4570C||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL841_HP, but not confirmed. See link for details.|
|ScanJet 5500C||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL841_HP, but not confirmed. See link for details.|
|ScanJet 5530C Photosmart||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL841_HP, but not confirmed. See link for details.|
|ScanJet 5550C||USB||unsupported||Maybe GL841_HP, but not confirmed. Same as 4570C, but with ADF. See link for details.|
|UMAX||Astra 4500||USB||unsupported||Avision iVina FB1600 clone|
|Astra 4700||USB||unsupported||Avision iVina FB1800 clone|
Comment: Patches for newer versions of SANE are available from http://www.zago.net/sane/#hp4200. This backend is not yet included because nobody who owns such a scanner wants to maintain it.
|Hewlett-Packard||ScanJet 4200c||USB||minimal||8bpp, 150/300/600 dpi only, and scanned image needs postprocessing|
Comment: This backend isn't included because the authors of hpoj want to keep the backend together with the rest of the hpoj project. See the hpoj website for the latest releases.
|Hewlett-Packard||Most HP OfficeJet, LaserJet, and PSC (Printer/Scanner/Copier) multi-function peripherals||Parport(ECP) USB JetDirect||good||Distributed with the HP OfficeJet Linux driver (hpoj)|
|Hewlett-Packard||HP4400C||USB||minimal||grayscale 300DPI only|
|HP4470C||USB||minimal||grayscale 300DPI only|
Comment: This backend is for old handscanners with proprietary adapter cards. You also need a kernel driver. You may find such drivers at that page: http://www.willamowius.de/scanner.html .
|Mustek||CG-6000||Proprietary||untested||Old handscanner. Hasn't been tested for a long time but once worked. See link for the linux kernel driver that's necessary to run the scanner.|
Comment: The backend is intended to be included during the next weeks (2003-12-25). See the niash website for the latest information.
|Hewlett-Packard||ScanJet 3300c||USB||basic||NIASH00014 chip. Prototype backend available|
|ScanJet 3400c||USB||minimal||NIASH00019 chip. Partially works.|
|ScanJet 3400c||Parport (EPP)||untested||Untested|
|ScanJet 4300c||USB||basic||NIASH00019 chip. Partially works.|
|ScanJet 4300c||Parport (EPP)||untested||Untested|
|Agfa||SnapScan Touch||USB||basic||NIASH00014 chip|
Comment: This backend is not included because it depends on the code of the primax command line program. Therefore the author wants to keep it in the primax CVS tree.
|Primax||Colorado Direct 300||Parport||good|
|Colorado Direct 600/30bit||Parport||untested|
Comment: The backend is not included because it lacks code for safe detection of the scanner and documentation.
|Benq||ScanWit 2720S||SCSI||basic||Usable, but not complete|
Comment: Supports E3 and E4 family USB scanners from Genius, Primax, IBM. The backend is not included because the license situation is unclear.
|Genius||Vivid Pro USB||USB||basic|
|Primax||Colorado USB 19200||USB||basic|
|IBM||IdeaScan 2000 USB||USB||basic|
|LG Electronics||Scanworks 600U||USB||basic|
Comment: The status of this backend is unknown. It hasn't been updated for years. The v4l2 API is now in Linux 2.5 but it's not clear if the v4l2 backend is compatible to that API.
Description: Interface to Video For Linux 2 API
- Name of the backend, in parentheses if available: Version of backend/driver; newer versions may be available from their home sites.
NEW! means brand-new to the current release of SANE.
UNMAINTAINED means that nobody maintains that backend. Expect no new features or newly supported devices. You are welcome to take over maintainership.
- Link(s) to more extensive and detailed information, if it exists, or the email address of the author or maintainer.
- Manual Page:
- A link to the man-page online, if it exists.
- More information about the backend or model, e.g. the level of support and possible problems.
- Manufacturer, vendor or brand name of the device.
- Name of the the device.
- How the device is connected to the computer.
- Indicates how many of the features the device provides are supported by SANE.
- unsupported means the device is not supported at least by this backend. It may be supported by other backends, however.
- untested means the device may be supported but couldn't be tested. Be very careful and report success/failure.
- minimal means that the device is detected and scans at least in one mode. But the quality is bad or important features won't work.
- basic means it works at least in the most important modes but quality is not perfect.
- good means the device is usable for day-to-day work. Some rather exotic features may be missing.
- complete means the backends supports everything the device can do.
- The scope of application of the backend.