Would Scandoc be somthing for Extragear?

Nate Graham nate at kde.org
Wed Nov 9 19:22:08 GMT 2022

Hello TObias,

Have you checked out Skanpage? It does PDF scanning, including creating 
multi-page PDF documents out of the scanned files. It also integrates 
with the Purpose framework to offer a simple "Share" menu that lets you 
email scanned documents very quickly.


On 11/9/22 06:32, Tobias Leupold wrote:
> Hi all!
> Nowadays, sending PDFs of scanned documents via email or uploading them
> somewhere has become a recurring task. For years, I was using shell scripts to
> kind-of automate scanning, doing some post-processing and conversion -- after
> a fashion. But I thought that there should be some more straightforward tool
> for this.
> The known general-purpose scanning applications we have didn't do what I
> wanted to. So, at the beginning of the year, I started to write a quite
> specialized scanning program whose only purpose is to make scanning documents
> and turning them into a PDF file as easy as possible.
> The result is Scandoc. It currently lives at
> https://invent.kde.org/tleupold/scandoc
> The Readme contains a description of what it is. It uses KSaneCore to access a
> scanner and runs (by default well-known) helper programs to post-process the
> scanned pages and save them as a PDF file. By default, ImageMagick's convert
> tool is invoked for the colour/sharpness/gamma post-processing and TeX Live's
> pdfjam is used for the PDF conversion. However one can use any CLI helper
> program or script for those tasks. E.g. the repository contains an example
> script to output searchable PDFs by using the Tesseract OCR engine.
> Scandoc has been used for half a year in production now in my (dentist's)
> office, and -- from what I heard from the (of course by now only few) users --
> it makes this very task of creating PDF files from documents a lot easier and
> can be used quite conveniently.
> I thus wondered if this would be something we could need in Extragear.
> At least, I wanted to share this with you, maybe, someone may find this useful
> :-)
> Cheers, Tobias

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