Backends (Drivers)

(old version SANE-1.0.1)

The following table summarizes the backends/drivers distributed with the old version sane-1.0.1, and the hardware or software they support. When you experience any problems please update to the most recent SANE version before you send any bug reports or ask for help, your problem may be solved in the most recent SANE version.

This is only a summary! Please consult the manpages and the author-supplied webpages for more detailed (and usually important) information concerning each backend. But be aware: the manpage and the author's webpages deal with the most recent backend version!

(For an explanation of the table, see the legend.)

Backend Version Status Supported Devices Manual Page
Manufacturer Model Comment
abaton 0.1 alpha Abaton Scan 300/GS All known modes and functions supported sane-abaton
Scan 300/S Untested, use with caution
agfafocus 0.2 alpha AGFA Focus GS Scanner 6 bit gray sane-agfafocus
Focus Lineart Scanner Lineart only? Untested.
Focus II gray only
Focus Color  
Focus Color Plus 3-pass
Siemens S9036 gray only
apple 0.31 alpha Apple Apple Scanner 4bit, 16 shades of gray sane-apple
OneScanner 8bit, 256 shades of gray. The backend needs work especially in the quantization code but it may work.
ColorOneScanner truecolor (needs much work) but it scans in non color modes.
artec 0.4 alpha Artec/Ultima AT3 works (author's model) ?
A6000C very alpha
A6000C PLUS testing in progress
AT6 testing in progress
AT12 testing in progress
BlackWidow BW4800SP rebadged Artec AT3
canon 0.1 alpha Canon CanoScan 300 1 pass; flatbed scanner ?
CanoScan 600 1 pass; flatbed scanner
CanoScan 2700F 1 pass; film scanner
coolscan 0.3 beta Nikon LS-20 The LS-20 has been replaced by the LS-30 ?
LS-1000 Doesn't support gamma correction
dc210 0.0 alpha Kodak DC210   sane-dc210
dc25 1.1 alpha Kodak DC25   sane-dc25
DC20 DC-20 is untested!
dll 0.73 beta Dynamic loading of shared-library backends.   sane-dll
dmc 1.0 stable Polaroid DMC   sane-dmc
epson ? ? Epson GT-5500 OK sane-epson
Epson GT-7000 OK
hp 0.80 alpha HP HP ScanJet Plus   sane-hp
HP ScanJet IIc  
HP ScanJet IIp  
HP ScanJet IIcx  
HP ScanJet 3c  
HP ScanJet 4c  
HP ScanJet 6100C  
HP ScanJet 3p  
HP ScanJet 4p  
HP ScanJet 5p  
HP ScanJet 6200C  
HP ScanJet 6250C  
HP PhotoSmart PhotoScanner  
microtek 0.10 beta Microtek Scanmaker E6   sane-microtek
Scanmaker E3  
Scanmaker E2 3-pass
Scanmaker 35t+ slide-scanner
Scanmaker III  
Scanmaker IISP  
Scanmaker IIHR 3-pass
Scanmaker IIG gray only
Scanmaker II 3-pass
Scanmaker 600Z(S) untested (color?)
Scanmaker 600G(S) gray only (see manpage)
Agfa Arcus II Arcus *II*, not Arcus!
StudioScan II not quite functional yet
StudioScan IIsi not quite functional yet
microtek2 0.6 alpha Microtek parallel models unsupported   sane-microtek2
ScanMaker V300  
ScanMaker V310  
ScanMaker V600  
ScanMaker E3plus  
ScanMaker X6  
ScanMaker X6EL  
ScanMaker 330  
ScanMaker 630  
ScanMaker 636  
ScanMaker 9600XL only flatbed mode ?
Phantom 636  
Vobis HighScan only E3plus based models
mustek 0.73 beta Mustek MFC-600S 1 pass; (f/w >= 1.01; scsi id MFC-06000CZ) sane-mustek
MFC-600CD 1 pass; (f/w >= 2.03; scsi id MFC-06000CZ)
MFS-6000CX 3 pass; (f/w >= 2.71; scsi id MSF-06000CX)
MSF-6000SP 1 pass; (f/w >= 3.12; scsi id MSF-06000SP)
MFS-8000SP 1 pass; (f/w >= 2.05; scsi id MSF-08000SP) lineart drops lines?
MFC-800S 1 pass; (f/w == 1.06; scsi id MFC-08000CZ) color fails?
MFS-1200SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.00; scsi id MSF-12000SP)
MFS-1200SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.07; scsi id MFS-12000SP)
MFS-1200SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.02; scsi id MFS-12000SP) color fails?
MFS-12000CX 3 pass; (f/w == 2.71; scsi id MFS-12000CX)
SE-6000SP 1 pass; (f/w == ? ; scsi id C03 S10IDW)
SE-12000SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.01; scsi id C06 S12IDW)
net 0.73 beta Network access to saned servers   sane-net
pint ? ? ? sane-pint
plustek 0.11 beta Plustek Plustek 4830 OK ?
Plustek 9630 Doesn't work
Plustek OpticPro 600 Doesn't work
pnm ? beta Reads PNM files Used for debugging frontends sane-pnm
qcam ? ? ? sane-qcam
s9036 ? ? ? ?
sagitta 0.3 alpha Qtronix Sagitta Gray no monocrome-mode at the moment ?
Sagitta Color not supported at the moment
sharp 0.15 NEW! SHARP JX-610 Preview/Color Lineart/Lineart/Threshold does not work!(JX-610) ?
JX-250 Color Lineart does not give useful output
JX-330 backend is not yet tested with a JX 330!
SnapScan 0.5 alpha AGFA SnapScan 300 Only 8 bits/sample at present ?
SnapScan 310 Ditto
SnapScan 600 Ditto
SnapScan 1236s Ditto
Vuego 310S Close SnapScan 310 compatible.
st400 ? alpha Siemens ST400 6 bit gray sane-st400
tamarack 0.5 beta Tamarack Artiscan 6000C 3 pass, 300 DPI; please report succes to ?
Artiscan 8000C 3 pass, 400 DPI; please report succes to
Artiscan 12000C 3 pass, 600 DPI
umax 1.01-build-3 stable UMAX parallel scanners Not supported!!! sane-umax
Vista S6 OK
Vista S6E OK
Vista-S8 Not tested
Supervista S-12 OK
Astra 600S OK
Astra 610S OK
Astra 1200S OK
Astra 1220S OK
UC 630 Version 1.6 OK, others only lineart OK
UG 630 OK
UG 80 OK
UC 840 Version 1.6 OK, others only lineart OK
UC 1200S does not work (firmware version ?)
UC 1200SE ?
UC 1260 Version 1.6 OK, others unknown
Mirage Not tested
Mirage II Not tested
Mirage IIse Not tested
Vista-T630 OK for some firmwareversions, on others only lineart OK
PowerLook Not tested
PL-II only works with some scanners! (unknown why)
PowerLook III Not tested
PowerLook 2000 Not tested
PowerLook 3000 Not tested
Gemini D-16 OK
Linotype Hell Jade OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell Office
Jade2 OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell Office2
Saphir Not tested
Saphir2 OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell SAPHIR2
Saphir Ultra Not tested
Saphir Ultra II Not tested
Saphir HiRes Not tested
Opal Not tested
Opal Ultra Not tested
Vobis/Highscreen Scanboostar Premium OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell Office2
Escom Image Scanner 256 OK, SCSI-ID=UMAX UG 80
Nikon AX-210 OK


Name of the backend, with a link to more extensive and detailed information, if it exists.
Version of backend/driver distributed in the lastest SANE release. Newer versions may be available from their home sites.
A vague indication of robustness and reliability.
  • NEW! means brand-new to the current release of SANE.
  • alpha means it must do something, but is not very well tested, probably has bugs, and may even crash your system, etc., etc.
  • beta means it works pretty well, and looks stable and functional, but not bullet-proof.
  • stable means someone is pulling your leg.
Supported Devices:
Which hardware the backend supports.
Manual Page:
A link to the man-page on-line, if it exists.

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