Integrate scanning functionality into applications

Registered by Robert Ancell on 2010-04-28

We have the first step of better scanning support working with a stand-alone scanning application that is easy to use (Simple Scan). The next step is to better integrate scanning into applications.

This requires essentially completing the goals of GnomeScan (http://projects.gnome.org/gnome-scan/). The steps are:
- Providing a central API for scanning in GLib "GScan"
- Modifying Simple Scan to use this API
- Making a GTK+ widget for scanning "GtkScan"
- Patching GTK+ applications to use this widget

GScan and GtkScan will probably involve taking code from both GnomeScan and SimpleScan.

Applications that need good scanning integration:
- GIMP
- Inkscape
- OpenOffice
- ...

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Result of session:

Candidate applications for scanning integration:
- gnucash
  - receipt scanning
  - perhaps not wanted by upstream due to being too large for databases

(only one person turned up, so assuming the current level of scanning support is sufficient for most people).

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Work Items

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