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sane-kodakaio(5) SANE Scanner Access Now Easy sane-kodakaio(5)


sane-kodakaio - SANE backend for Kodak aio printer / scanners


The sane-kodakaio library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend which provides access to Kodak aio printer / scanners, like the ESP and Hero series.

This document describes backend version 2.4, which is the first candidate for incorporation in sane-backends.


This version should support models of the Kodak ESP and Hero series, and possibly some Advent AiO scanners. The ESP 5250 and Hero 9.1 were used to develop the backend, but other models may work. Please see the desc file.

If you have a model not on that list, or reported as 'untested': the best way to determine level of support is to test the scanner directly.


The configuration file "kodakaio.conf" is used to tell the backend how to look for scanners, and provide options controlling the operation of the backend. This file is read each time the frontend asks the backend for a list of scanners, generally only when the frontend starts.


The backend uses a single environment variable, SANE_DEBUG_KODAKAIO, which enables debugging output to stderr.


Most hardware options are either not supported or not exposed for control by the user, including: multifeed detection, image compression etc.


P. Newall

17 Jun 2012