Gnome Scan 0.7.2
Gnome Scan software provides scan features every where in the Gnome desktop like print is.
Scan has always been a lame in desktops. Each device is shipped with its own software often only for proprietary OSes. On free desktops, XSane provide a full-featured standalone app. XSane is the best scanner software for freedesktop. However, it's usable only for advanced users. Also, integration in other app is lame (e.g. OCR in Abiword).
Gnome Scan intend to fill this huge lake in Gnome by implementing a system that ease the addition of scan feature for developers and ease the use of scanner for users.
Gnome Scan was started as a Google Summer of Code 2006 project lead by ï¿½tienne Bersac and mentored by Vincent Untz. After the success of the Summer of Code, the development continue until 0.4 branch. This branch is quite stable. But Gnome Scan suffer from a huge lake of dynamic handling of configurations. This is why Gnome Scan is now being redesigned and redevelopped.