SANE 1.0.22 brings fixes and support for 80+ new scanners

SANE 1.0.22 brings fixes and support for 80+ new scanners

The new version of SANE backends (or drivers, if you like) is out with support for 80+ new scanners and more.

On Linux SANE is the only free alternative to VueScan, a commercial solution for scanning documents and images.

The actual official list of changes doesn't list all new supported scanners, so the ChangeLog had to be ransacked. Hence the summed up list of changes:

  • new backends: kvs20xx (Panasonic KV-S20xx), magicolor (Konica-Minolta) and significant enhancements to several backends.
  • overal more than 80 new scanner models supported, as well as support many more networked scanners, at least these new models are supported (since in some cases whole backends were updated, and that means more actual models):
    • Avision AV122-C2, AV210D2+;
    • Canon LiDE 100, 200, 210, 700F and 5600F;
    • Canon DR-3080, DR-5060, DR-6030C, CR-135i & CR-190i;
    • Canon PIXMA MX340, MX350, MX870, MF8030 (partially), updates for MP375R, MP390, MP460;
    • Epson Perfection 2450, 3200 (GT-9800);
    • Fujitsu fi-5015C;
    • HP Scanjet HP 3690, HP 8200, HP 8300, G4010, G4050;
    • Panasonic KV-S202xC and KV-S204xC, KV-SS080 and onwards;
    • Plustek OpticBook 3600;
    • Samsung SCX-4600, SCX 4824 & 4825FN, Samsung SCX-4500W scan over network support;
    • Xerox DocuMate262;
  • a new -A/--all-options argument to list all control options exposed by a backend option was added to scanimage;
  • build system was improved;
  • USB support was improved;
  • udev rules were improved;
  • documentation was updated;
  • all sorts of bugfixes were applied.


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  1. Although this article is a few years old, I cannot tell you how much this update was needed at the time.

    Linux is one of the most used platforms in business and these updates enabled these scanners to work alot better than they could do at the time.