Backends (Drivers)

(old version SANE-1.0.2)

The following table summarizes the backends/drivers distributed with the old version sane-1.0.2, and the hardware or software they support. When you experience any problems please update to the most recent SANE version before you send any bug reports or ask for help, your problem may be solved in the most recent SANE version.

This is only a summary! Please consult the manpages and the author-supplied webpages for more detailed (and usually important) information concerning each backend. But be aware: the manpage and the author's webpages deal with the most recent backend version!

(For an explanation of the table, see the legend.)

Backend Version Status Supported Devices Manual Page
Manufacturer Model Comment
abaton 0.1 alpha Abaton Scan 300/GS All known modes and functions supported sane-abaton
Scan 300/S Untested, use with caution
agfafocus 0.2 alpha AGFA Focus GS Scanner 6 bit gray sane-agfafocus
Focus Lineart Scanner Lineart only? Untested.
Focus II gray only
Focus Color  
Focus Color Plus 3-pass
Siemens S9036 gray only
apple 0.31 alpha Apple Apple Scanner 4bit, 16 shades of gray sane-apple
OneScanner 8bit, 256 shades of gray. The backend needs work especially in the quantization code but it may work.
ColorOneScanner truecolor (needs much work) but it scans in non color modes.
artec 0.5.13 stable Artec/Ultima AT3 all modes working sane-artec
A6000C all modes working
A6000C PLUS f/w <= v1.92 alpha, f/w >= v1.93 OK
AT6 Unknown - please try
AT12 all modes working
AM12S all modes working
parallel models Unsupported, see
USB models Unsupported.
BlackWidow BW4800SP rebadged Artec AT3
Plustek OpticPro 19200S rebadged Artec AM12S
avision 0.2 beta Avision AV 630 CS 1 pass, 1200*600 DPI ?
canon 0.1 alpha Canon CanoScan 300 1 pass; flatbed scanner ?
CanoScan 600 1 pass; flatbed scanner
CanoScan 2700F 1 pass; film scanner
coolscan 0.3 beta Nikon LS-20 The LS-20 has been replaced by the LS-30 ?
LS-1000 Doesn't support gamma correction
dc210 0.0 alpha Kodak DC210   sane-dc210
dc25 1.2 beta Kodak DC25   sane-dc25
DC20 DC-20 untested by author but reported to work
dll 0.73 beta Dynamic loading of shared-library backends.   sane-dll
dmc 1.0 stable Polaroid DMC   sane-dmc
epson 0.1.15 alpha Epson GT-5000 parallel interface sane-epson
GT-6000 parallel interface
Actionscanner II parallel interface
Perfection 636S  
Perfection 636U USB Interface
Perfection 1200S  
Perfection 1200U USB Interface
Expression 636  
FilmScan 200 A better backend for the FilmScan 200 can be found at
hp 0.86 beta HP HP ScanJet Plus   sane-hp
HP ScanJet IIc  
HP ScanJet IIp  
HP ScanJet IIcx  
HP ScanJet 3c  
HP ScanJet 3p  
HP ScanJet 4c  
HP ScanJet 4p  
HP ScanJet 4100C  
HP ScanJet 5p  
HP ScanJet 5100C  
HP ScanJet 5200C  
HP ScanJet 6100C  
HP ScanJet 6200C  
HP ScanJet 6250C  
HP ScanJet 6300C  
HP ScanJet 6350C  
HP PhotoSmart PhotoScanner USB on HP ScanJet 4100C/5200C/6200C/6300C require USB driver. See (under development)
m3096g 1.11 beta Fujitsu M3096G   sane-fujitsu
microtek 0.12.0 beta Microtek Scanmaker E6   sane-microtek
Scanmaker E3  
Scanmaker E2 3-pass
Scanmaker 35t+ slide-scanner
Scanmaker 45t slide-scanner
Scanmaker 35 slide-scanner
Scanmaker III  
Scanmaker IISP  
Scanmaker IIHR 3-pass
Scanmaker IIG gray only
Scanmaker II 3-pass
Scanmaker 600Z(S) untested (color?)
Scanmaker 600G(S) gray only (see manpage)
Color PageWiz sheet-fed (preliminary)
Agfa Arcus II Arcus *II*, not Arcus!
StudioScan II  
StudioScan IIsi  
DuoScan preliminary
microtek2 pre0.8.161099 alpha Microtek parallel models unsupported   sane-microtek2
ScanMaker V300  
ScanMaker V310  
ScanMaker V600  
ScanMaker E3plus  
ScanMaker X6  
ScanMaker X6EL  
ScanMaker 330  
ScanMaker 630  
ScanMaker 636  
ScanMaker 9600XL only flatbed mode ?
Phantom 636  
Vobis HighScan only E3plus based models
mustek 0.73 beta Mustek MFC-600S 1 pass; (f/w >= 1.01; scsi id MFC-06000CZ) sane-mustek
MFC-600CD 1 pass; (f/w >= 2.03; scsi id MFC-06000CZ)
MFS-6000CX 3 pass; (f/w >= 2.71; scsi id MSF-06000CX)
MSF-6000SP 1 pass; (f/w >= 3.12; scsi id MSF-06000SP)
MFS-8000SP 1 pass; (f/w >= 2.05; scsi id MSF-08000SP) lineart drops lines?
MFC-800S 1 pass; (f/w == 1.06; scsi id MFC-08000CZ) color fails?
MFS-1200SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.00; scsi id MSF-12000SP)
MFS-1200SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.07; scsi id MFS-12000SP)
MFS-1200SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.02; scsi id MFS-12000SP) color fails?
MFS-12000CX 3 pass; (f/w == 2.71; scsi id MFS-12000CX)
SE-6000SP 1 pass; (f/w == ? ; scsi id C03 S10IDW)
SE-12000SP 1 pass; (f/w == 1.01; scsi id C06 S12IDW)
net 0.73 beta Network access to saned servers   sane-net
pint ? alpha Scanners with the machine-independent PINT interface   sane-pint
pnm ? beta Reads PNM files Used for debugging frontends sane-pnm
qcam ? alpha Connectix Color QuickCam Require root privileges. sane-qcam
Greyscale QuickCam Require root privileges. Partly working.
ricoh ? alpha Ricoh Ricoh IS50 ? ?
Ricoh IS60 ?
s9036 ? alpha Siemens 9036 Flatbed scanner   ?
sharp 0.30 beta SHARP JX-610 ?
JX-330 backend is not yet tested with a JX 330!
SnapScan 0.7 alpha AGFA SnapScan 300 Only 8 bits/sample at present. ?
SnapScan 310 Ditto
SnapScan 600 Ditto
SnapScan 1236s Ditto. Have no specific programming info yet.
Vuego 310s Close SnapScan 310 compatible.
Acer 310s Same thing as the Vuego 310s.
Prisa 620s Seems to be a close SnapScan 310/600 compatible.
Guillemot International Maxi Scan A4 Deluxe (SCSI) May be a repackaged Vuego 310s or SnapScan 310s.
sp15c 1.12 beta Fujitsu Computer Products of America SP15C   sane-fujitsu
tamarack 0.5 beta Tamarack Artiscan 6000C 3 pass, 300 DPI ?
Artiscan 8000C 3 pass, 400 DPI
Artiscan 12000C 3 pass, 600 DPI
umax 1.0-18 stable UMAX parallel scanners Not supported!!! sane-umax
USB scanners Not supported!!!
Vista S6 OK
Vista S6E OK
Vista-S8 OK
Supervista S-12 OK
Astra 600S OK
Astra 610S OK
Astra 1200S OK
Astra 1220S OK
Astra 2200W OK
Astra 2400S OK
Mirage D-16L OK
Mirage II Not tested
Mirage IIse Not tested
PowerLook Not tested
PL-II Not tested
PowerLook III Not tested
PowerLook 2000 Not tested
PowerLook 3000 Not tested
Gemini D-16 OK
UMAX VT600 not tested
Vista-T630 OK for some firmwareversions, on others only lineart OK
UC 630 Version 1.6(?) or 2.8(?) OK, others only lineart OK
UG 630 OK
UG 80 OK
UC 840 Version 1.6 OK, others only lineart OK
UC 1200S unknown - please try
UC 1200SE unknown - please try
UC 1260 Version 1.6 OK, others unknown
Linotype Hell Jade OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell Office
Jade2 OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell Office2
Saphir Not tested
Saphir2 OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell SAPHIR2
Saphir Ultra Not tested
Saphir Ultra II Not tested
Saphir HiRes Not tested
Opal Not tested
Opal Ultra Not tested
Vobis/Highscreen Scanboostar Premium OK, SCSI-ID=LinoHell Office2
Escom Image Scanner 256 OK, SCSI-ID=UMAX UG 80
Nikon AX-210 OK
Genius ColorPage-HR5 (Pro) OK, SCSI-ID=KYE ColorPage-HR5


Name of the backend, with a link to more extensive and detailed information, if it exists.
Version of backend/driver distributed in the lastest SANE release. Newer versions may be available from their home sites. If the version number is in parentheses, the backend is not included in the SANE distribution.
A vague indication of robustness and reliability.
  • NEW! means brand-new to the current release of SANE.
  • alpha means it must do something, but is not very well tested, probably has bugs, and may even crash your system, etc., etc.
  • beta means it works pretty well, and looks stable and functional, but not bullet-proof.
  • stable means someone is pulling your leg.
Supported Devices:
Which hardware the backend supports.
Manual Page:
A link to the man-page on-line, if it exists.

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