Scanning microfiche?

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Sat Jul 29 19:17:49 2000

On Jul 29, 8:05, wrote:

> Finally, do *any* scanners have documented interfaces? i.e. say I find
> a nice SCSI-connected high-speed high-resolution scanner. Am I going to
> reduced to point-and-drool with Windows 98, or can I actually hook the
> scanner up to a real computer? We're talking about many tens or hundreds
> of gigabytes of data here, so I'm willing to invest some effort to
> the acquire/compress/archive process.

Yes, some HP scanners, U-Max, Mustek, Plustek, and a few others are
documented. You should probably look at the SANE project (Scanner Access
Now Easy) which runs on various flavours of Unix (and there was a WinSane
project under way last time I looked, but you asked about real operating
systems so I won't mention it :-)). is the homepage, but it doesn't seem to want
to talk to me just now, so you might try or

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Sat Jul 29 2000 - 19:17:49 BST

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