Using Xsane without going Insane

Xsane works well enough once you figure out the interface. Whatever you do, don’t accidentally mess the colour settings up ;-). Here is a tentative set of instructions for mass scanning of photos my mother put together using Xsane on Intrepid. I’ll expand upon them later from a machine with a scanner on it:

Choose appropriate scanner

Within X-Sane, Preferences
Window – Show Preview
Viewer – change to SAVE if doing multiple
Choose folder for saving to
Choose TIFF
Choose COLOR or GREY
Choose 300 for Dots per inch


Acquire preview then crop

PREFERENCES Name file in folder
Check folder