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Scanner Software for the Primax Colorado Direct 9600
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Sep 2010, 12:26    Post_subject:  Scanner Software for the Primax Colorado Direct 9600  

This is a parallel port scanner that is not supported by SANE. However, there is a command-line scanning program available in the PET below. Here are the steps to run it.

Go to the folder where you want to save the scanned images.

Open a terminal window by pressing the back-tick key above the Tab key.

pxscan -l on

This turns on the scanner lamp. Wait a minute for it to warm up.

pxscan -d 2x3 -r 300 -n myscan.tif

This scans a 2 inch by 3 inch area of the document at a resolution of 300 dpi and saves the image using the TIFF format in the file myscan.tif. Scanning starts at the lower left corner of the glass.

To see all the options, type
pxscan -h

Filename  primax_pxscan-0.41.pet 
Filesize  27.32 KB 
Downloaded  304 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Sep 2010, 14:47    Post_subject:
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Hi rcrsn51,

You have cracked it!

I made a small DOS spreadsheet using DOSBox and Supercalc5, then made a pdf, then did a quick print and then scanned it using your excellent and detailed instructions to produce the above result.

My thanks are unbounded to your good self and to Aitch, Billtoo, ICPUG, Mobeus and ndujoe1. Without your expertise, time and kindness I could not have gone from DOSBox to scanning.

My regards

Even the how to use the back-tick key above the Tab key was helpful news to me.
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