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Old 11-12-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question xsane reduces size of image of scanned page - how to get back to full size?


Ubuntu 10.04, xsane 0.996, Brother MFC 240c scanner.

I just finished writing a long dissertation on my problem with this scanning environment (which I will spare you). In a nutshell the resulting image, when printed, is smaller than the original document. In writing my dissertation for this post I determined that the cause of the issue is that xsane believes I am scanning an 8.5 x 14 inch document when I am in fact scanning an 8.5 x 11 letter.

So the question is... can I change the size to 8.5 x 11? and if so, how? I have not found anything in the xsane Preferences.

TIA,

Ken
 
Old 11-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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get a preview after you have acquired a preview select what you want to scan example with the selection tool that's there just click on the pic and select what you want to scan then go back on the main window name it and select where and what to save it as and scan. its now saved to file just the area you selected you can open it with what ever program you choose probably gimp and do what you like to it
 
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Thanks mecelec415. Perhaps I was not clear in my original post. I am simply trying to scan text documents. They are 8.5 x 11 inches - standard size - nothing to crop. I am familiar with the process you describe for dealing with pictures etc. When I scan 20 or so pages of documents playing with each page in an image editing program is not a viable option.

Ken
 
Old 11-12-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Ubuntu 10.04, xsane 0.996, Brother MFC 240c scanner.

[snip]

In writing my dissertation for this post I determined that the cause of the issue is that xsane believes I am scanning an 8.5 x 14 inch document when I am in fact scanning an 8.5 x 11 letter.

So the question is... can I change the size to 8.5 x 11? and if so, how? I have not found anything in the xsane Preferences.

TIA,

Ken
Hullo Ken,
I am using Xsane 0.997 here, and if I go to "Preferences" > "Copy" it has "Paper Geometrie" where it looks to me like one can set the size.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 11-12-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thanks terry-duell. I came across that setting. It showed width 8.000 x length 11.598 which has no relation to what I am trying to scan nor what I am getting as a result. I did not change it as it referred to "copy" and I can copy with the device at the push of a button without involving the PC.

At your suggestion I have changed it to 8.500 x 11.000. Same result when I scan and the main xsane window still shows 8.5 x 14.

Ken
 
Old 11-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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At your suggestion I have changed it to 8.500 x 11.000. Same result when I scan and the main xsane window still shows 8.5 x 14.

Ken
Hullo Ken,
Sorry for poor advice. It looked good at the time :-)
I should have tested my advice first.
If you do find the answer, please let us know.

Cheers,
Terry
 
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:25 PM   #7
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Hullo Ken,
Sorry for poor advice. It looked good at the time :-)
I should have tested my advice first.
If you do find the answer, please let us know.

Cheers,
Terry
Sorry to be replying to my own post, but further examination of Xsane options reveals "Show Advanced Options" under "Window".
In the "Advanced Options" window you can adjust "bottom-right x" and Bottom-right y" which does change the dimensions shown in the Xsane window.
It looks like this alters the scanning area or page size.
Is this the adjustment that you need?

Cheers,
Terry
 
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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Thanks Terry - I often reply to my own posts. Speak first and correct later I looked and I had nothing checked under Window. Not advanced options, not anything. If I check something on that menu the action happens (e.g. [ ] Show Preview displays a preview window). However, the action does not stay and a check is not shown on the menu. I believe that this violates programming standards for the use of a check box - I may file a bug on the issue.

That said, I changed the dimensions under Advanced options and I now have a correctly sized scan - also shows 8.5 x 11 as the proposed scan size. Fantastic! and thanks again.

Ken
 
  


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