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Old 11-12-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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epson perfection 3490 scanner


i have seen this scanner that is fully supported only via avasys driver.

Does someone has ever tried epson avasys software or can tell me something?

Eg. Will i be able to use also xsane or only iscan?

And does it work with a 64 bit cpu?

Where i can find what limitation the gpl backend has? ( it says basic support )

Thank you in advance.
Old 11-13-2005, 08:07 AM   #2
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It has been my experience with my Epson scanners that they can use either iscan, kooka, or xsane once the proper drivers are loaded.
Old 11-16-2005, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thank you for the info.

I have bought it ( 89 ).

Seem to work quite well with iscan, but i haven't yet found a way to perform a negative scan with xsane ( choosing agfa xrg 200 as negative and scanning, i obtain a red image, like watching the film with my eyes ).


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