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I have an hp deskjet 2050 printer. How can I scan and have

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I have an hp deskjet 2050 printer. How can I scan and have the scan transferred to my computer so that I can attach it to a e-mail?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
What version of windows or mac is on the computer?
What email service do you use?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
i have a linix not a mac or windows
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
Ok how do you currently scan?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
i scan to print by just hitting tri-color or black button
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
That's a copy, I actually meant what program do you currently use to scan the image into the computer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
that may be the problem. idonot know what program to use or i do not haqve one
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
Have you scanned into the computer before?
Can you print from the computer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
ihave not scanned into the computer before b but i can print from the computer
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.

Install sane software

scanimage and xscanimage can be installed by typing following command:
$ sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils
Where,

  • sane-utils: API library for scanners -- utilities
  • sane: scanner graphical frontends including GIMP plugin

How do I find out if my scanner detected and driver is installed?

Simply type the following command at a shell prompt to get a list of devices:
$ scanimage -L
Sample Output:

device `hpaio:/net/Photosmart_C5100_series?ip=192.168.0.4' is a Hewlett-Packard Photosmart_C5100_series all-in-one


device `v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname Pinnacle PCTV 40i/50i/110i (saa virtual device

How do I scan an image from a shell prompt?

To scan with default settings to the file scan-file.pnm, enter:
$ scanimage >scan-file.pnm
Note: You may need to add sudo command to get privileges to scan an image.
To scan 100x100 mm to the file image.tiff (-x and -y may not be available with all devices):
$ scanimage -x 100 -y 100 --format=tiff >old-photo.tiff
To scan with ADF (Auto Document Feeder), you must use "batch mode":
$ scanimage -b --batch-scan=yes > scanned-file.pnm

xsane: Graphical User Interface

Type xsane at a shell prompt:
$ xsane

Fig.01: xsane - Select Device

Fig.01: xsane - Select Device


Select your scanner and you will see main screen with tons of options:
Fig.02: XSane on My Ubuntu Linux Desktop

Fig.02: XSane on My Ubuntu Linux Desktop


Set options such as DPI, brightness etc and click on Scan button:
Fig.03: Sample image scanned with my HP scanner hardware

Fig.03: Sample image scanned with my HP scanner hardware

Other software such as GIMP and OpenOffice.org provides an option to scan and import images directly for editing purpose.

Under GIMP visit File > Acquire > XSane > Device Name to scan images.

Under OpenOffice.org wordprocessor visit Insert > Picture > Scan > Request... to scan images.

 

Now that you have scanned the image click on file and save as then save it to your desktop.

Once saved to your desktop write/compose a new email and click on the attachment or paper clip simple and pint it to that file.

 

 

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