Googler François Beaufort has this week reported that Google Chromebooks now have the ability to be able to scan documents using a new Chrome application called Scan and Lorgnette scanning service.
Scan Chrome App is a project powered by SANE and can scan documents directly from your Chromebook although as you might have guessed only SANE compatible scanners are currently supported.
Beaufort explains : “Be aware that only SANE-compatible Scanners will work out of the box for now since Lorgnette relies on the open-source project SANE. Therefore make sure your document scanner is in the list before.”
For more information on the new Chromebook scan app jump over to the public Github source website for details via the link below.
“SANE stands for “Scanner Access Now Easy” and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE API is public domain and its discussion and development is open to everybody.
Not only does SANE reduce development time and code duplication, it also raises the level at which applications can work. As such, it will enable applications that were previously unheard of in the UNIX world. While SANE is primarily targeted at a UNIX environment, the standard has been carefully designed to make it possible to implement the API on virtually any hardware or operating system”
For more information on the Scanner Access Now Easy jump over to the SANE website for details here.
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