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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: digiKam Import From Digital Scanner 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, scanner, import 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _scanner_import: 0012 0013 Import From Scanner 0014 =================== 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 This tool is dedicated to scan images using a flat scanner. It uses an interface for `SANE Library <http://sane-project.org/>`_ to control scanner devices. It can save images in all main image containers that digiKam support. 0019 0020 .. note:: 0021 0022 You can check the status of your scanner support from the SANE project website by using `this manufacturers list <http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html>`_. 0023 0024 If the selected scanner cannot be opened or if no default scanner is provided, a scanner selection dialog is opened. 0025 0026 The user can choose the scanner to be used and press **OK** to open the scanner. Pressing **Cancel** will cause the tool to exit. 0027 0028 In case no devices were found, maybe because the scanner is not plugged in or switched off, correct that. Then the **Reload device list** can be used to reload the list of scanners. 0029 0030 .. figure:: images/scanner_error_dialog.webp 0031 :alt: 0032 :align: center 0033 0034 The Scanner Import Error Dialog 0035 0036 .. note:: 0037 0038 Not all drivers or backends support this feature. In that case quit the tool, connect your scanner and restart digiKam. 0039 0040 .. figure:: images/scanner_basic_options.webp 0041 :alt: 0042 :align: center 0043 0044 The Basic Options View from Scanner Import Dialog 0045 0046 In the main window, the user has two sets of scan options: Basic, Advanced, or Specific Options. The **Basic Options** tab contains the most common parameters that the SANE scanner backends provide, the **Advanced Options** contains the analog gamma tables, while the **Scanner Specific Options** tab contains all the options of the backend. The options listed here depend on SANE support for your driver: the interface should be able to display most of the types of parameters that SANE provides. 0047 0048 .. figure:: images/scanner_advanced_options.webp 0049 :alt: 0050 :align: center 0051 0052 The Advanced Options View from Scanner Import Dialog 0053 0054 The **Scanner specific options** contains more detailed options of the backends. The tool does not have any special handling for these options. 0055 0056 .. figure:: images/scanner_specific_options.webp 0057 :alt: 0058 :align: center 0059 0060 The Specific Options View from Scanner Import Dialog 0061 0062 If you are satisfied with your settings, you can use the little arrow on the top of the options splitter. When clicked it collapses or expands the options. The collapser can overlap the preview area, but fades away when the mouse cursor moves out of the collapser. 0063 0064 To scan an image, the user can start with a preview scan and then select the part of the scan area to do the final scan on. The preview scan is started by pressing the **Preview** button. 0065 0066 .. figure:: images/scanner_scan_preview.webp 0067 :alt: 0068 :align: center 0069 0070 The Digital Preview from Scanner Import Dialog 0071 0072 When the preview is scanned the area for the final image can be selected. When the image is selected the final image can be acquired by pressing the final **Scan** button. You will see the progress of the scan. 0073 0074 Sometimes you need only certain parts of an image. Instead of scanning the whole picture and then using the Image Editor to save the different image parts into separate files, use the tool multiple selection feature. 0075 0076 .. figure:: images/scanner_scan_multisel.webp 0077 :alt: 0078 :align: center 0079 0080 The Multiple Selection over Preview from Scanner Import Dialog 0081 0082 Scan a preview and then use the left mouse button to select the first part of the image in the preview. Hover the selected area with mouse cursor and click on the **Green Plus** button to select the area. Selected areas are indicated by a red border. Now select the next parts of the image in the same way. 0083 0084 To remove a single selection hover the area with the mouse cursor and click on the **Red Minus** button. With **Clear Selections** from the context menu launched with the right mouse button all selections in a preview can be removed. 0085 0086 If you placed two separate images or photos on you scanner and started a preview the tool automatically preselect the different areas. 0087 0088 If you are satisfied with your choice starting the final batch scan of all selections. The selected parts of the image are scanned and saved separately into different files.