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Old 02-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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Scanning Films & Slides with Linux

Has anyone succeeded in using CyberViewX software with Kubuntu 7.10 and Wine or any other method?.
I have a Microtek Film & Slide Scanner which I would like to get working, I have tried VueScan but this doesn't recognise the Film Scanner, I believe I have to run CyberView first to enable this to work. My Agfa flatbed scanner works fine with VueScan. Can anyone please help.
Old 02-21-2008, 04:53 AM   #2
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You didn't mention the exact model of your Microtek scanner, but did you check the exhaustive list of scanner supported by SANE?

SANE is the scanner backend - the thingie actually talking to the scanner and Xsane is the frontend - with GUI and all and pluggable into Gimp.

Command line and/or talking to the scanner over networks is also possible.
Old 02-22-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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Scanning Films & Slides with Linux

Thanks for the reply Su-Shee
The Model of my Film Scanner is Microtek FilmScan 2700, I have the latest Windows drivers for a PrimeFilm 2700 which looks, and probably, is identical. This driver is Cyberview X-SF and if I could get this to work using wine my scanner would then work. My problem is getting Cyberview X-SF to install correctly in wine. The driver is SF-Eng.exe.
Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated,
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Wine will not communicate direct to hardware, so it will be useless for installing windows drivers.

Your only real hope is to to try the sane project and ask on their mailing lists.
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Thank you for the reply, I will try your suggestion.


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