Control your scanner with SANE

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Running your scanner from the command line offers greater control of tasks. We show you how to get started.

If you have a scanner attached to your computer, then you’ve probably heard of SANE. Short for Scanner Access Now Easy, SANE is a free software API for interacting with scanners, cameras, and frame-grabbers.

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