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    Default Scanlite with SuSe 13.1 and KDE Scanlite add on's.

    Scanlite is simple and easy to use. Is there an add on to export the scan as a PDF? Also I sometimes would like to print directly from the scanner. I'm not doing color graphics but rather documents.

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    AFAIK no. I scan pages in and let Scanlite number them as it saves them to a folder. Then I open a new document in LibreOffice and import each image followed by a Manual Page Break after which I export to PDF and close the LibreOffice document without saving. You may think it is a bit tedious but I have found it takes slightly less time than the dedicated PDF producer I used to use.

    Note: GScan2pdf is supposed to be able to do this but, the last couple of times I tried to download it, it had a missing dependency.

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    On 2014-09-26 20:26, trap4570 wrote:
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    > Scanlite is simple and easy to use. Is there an add on to export the
    > scan as a PDF?


    I think that xsane can scan to pdf, but my scanner is currently powered
    off and xsane refuses to start, so that I can check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trap4570 View Post
    Scanlite is simple and easy to use. Is there an add on to export the scan as a PDF? Also I sometimes would like to print directly from the scanner. I'm not doing color graphics but rather documents.
    I use simple-scan. It allows this and can concatenate multiple scanned documents into a single PDF if desired.

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    On 09/26/2014 05:35 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2014-09-26 20:26, trap4570 wrote:
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    >> Scanlite is simple and easy to use. Is there an add on to export the
    >> scan as a PDF?

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    > I think that xsane can scan to pdf, but my scanner is currently powered
    > off and xsane refuses to start, so that I can check.
    >


    xsane does indeed scan to PDF.

    Kwn

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    I use simple-scan. It allows this and can concatenate multiple scanned documents into a single PDF if desired.
    I found that simple-scan creates relatively large sized PDFs, which was a problem for me because it significantly increased the amount of space I needed for the archive I was creating. But, if file size is not a problem, simple-scan is a good solution.

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    On 2014-09-27 23:16, john hudson wrote:

    > I found that simple-scan creates relatively large sized PDFs, which was
    > a problem for me because it significantly increased the amount of space
    > I needed for the archive I was creating. But, if file size is not a
    > problem, simple-scan is a good solution.


    IMO, pdf is an improper format for scanned documents; instead, you
    should be using djvu.

    What pdf basically does is integrate images, I think as jpeg, in a
    document with pages. The size depends on how those images are actually
    created, handled and inserted.

    One strategy would be to create very compressed jpegs, and insert them
    as they are, unchanged. But as the PDFs are generated by a program, and
    you do not control the steps, you get what you get.

    DjVu, on the other hand, was designed as a multipage format for storing
    and distributing scanned documents. But generating DjVu is not trivial,
    and support is limited.

    (you can also annotate pdfs with some readers).


    Even when I'm required to generate pdfs, I scan to jpeg, and then I
    generate the pdf with a script that I control, adjusting to get the
    quality and size I require, without scanning again the whole batch.

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    Default Re: Scanlite with SuSe 13.1 and KDE Scanlite add on's.

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    I found that simple-scan creates relatively large sized PDFs, which was a problem for me because it significantly increased the amount of space I needed for the archive I was creating. But, if file size is not a problem, simple-scan is a good solution.
    Yes, I do experience that, and my solution is simple. I use Okular to view and print the document to file (PDF again). In the process, the resulting .pdf is a significantly smaller size with no obvious change in quality.

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    Default Re: Scanlite with SuSe 13.1 and KDE Scanlite add on's.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    What pdf basically does is integrate images, I think as jpeg, in a
    document with pages.
    Certain standards permit this but normally it integrates an image into a compressed image stream: see the Raster images section of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_document_format.

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    Default Re: Scanlite with SuSe 13.1 and KDE Scanlite add on's.

    On 2014-09-29 22:46, john hudson wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2666829 Wrote:
    >> What pdf basically does is integrate images, I think as jpeg, in a
    >> document with pages.

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    > Certain standards permit this but normally it integrates an image into a
    > compressed image stream: see the Raster images section of
    > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_document_format.


    Anyway, the method described in that section are still standard image
    compression: fax, jbig2, jpeg 2000, and some others.

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