[clug] duplex scanner recommendations

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Feb 23 16:36:09 MST 2011

On 22/02/11 18:31, Andrew Janke wrote:
> I dont have a duplex scanner but can heartily recommend this
> marvellous bit of software kit:
>     $ sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf          (for the debian/ubuntu'ites)
> I use this to duplex long docs as it sorts out interleaving. (scan one
> side, flip, scan the other). I use a HP 4215 with a sheetfeeder and it
> works ace.
> The thing that makes this easy is that gscan2pdf has a fantastic drag
> and drop interface that you can re-arrange pdf's with (even import and
> add to a pdf).
> A solid 5 penguin stars.
> a

Thanks Andrew,

I've seen several good reports on gscan2pdf. I'll definitely look into
it. I am also looking at other open-source OCR solutions, such as Clara
(GPL) and Tesseract (Apache license).


Bob Edwards.

> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 13:09, Robert Edwards<bob at cs.anu.edu.au>  wrote:
>> Looking for an A4 duplex (two-sided) sheet-feeding page scanner for
>> home use that works OK under Linux and is available in Oz. Anyone
>> been there and have any war stories to tell?

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