sane-dc25 -- SANE backend for Kodak DC20/DC25 Digital Cameras


sane-dc25 implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to Kodak DC20 and DC25 cameras. At present, only the DC25 has been tested, but since the code is based on a DC20 interface program, it is likely to work for that model also.

The current version of the sane-dc25 backend only allows one camera to be connected. The device name is always ``0''.

dc25.conf specifies the serial port and baud rate to use. The baud rate specifies the maximum rate to use while downloading pictures. (The camera is always initialized using 9600 baud, then switches to the higher rate). Supported baud rates are: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200.

The ``dumpinquiry'' line causes some information about the camera to be printed to stderr during startup.

NOTE: The ``dumpinquiry'' line is not compatible with saned(1). Do not have any ``dumpinquiry'' lines if you are using saned.

Empty lines and lines starting with a hash (``#'') are ignored. A sample configuration file is shown below:

   # this is a comment

The SANE_CONFIG_DIR environment variable specifies the list of directories that may contain the configuration file. The directories are separated by a colon (``:''). If this variable is not set, the configuration file is searched in two default directories: firstly, the current working directory (``.'') and then in /usr/local/etc/sane.d. If the value of the environment variable ends with the directory separator character, then the default directories are searched after the explicitly specified directories. For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to ``/tmp/config:'' would result in directories tmp/config, ``.'', and /usr/local/etc/sane.d being searched (in this order).

The SANE_DEBUG_DC25 environment variable controls the debug level for the sane-dc25 backend if the library was compiled with debugging support enabled. A value of 128 requests maximally copious debug output; smaller levels reduce verbosity.


The backend configuration file (see the description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR).

The static library implementing this backend.

The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).


The option reload following a scan does not work. This causes problems when a new picture is snapped. The slider that is used to select the picture from the camera may not be updated immediately.

Author is Peter Fales.


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