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sane-gphoto2(5) 								  sane-gphoto2(5)

       sane-gphoto2 - SANE backend for gphoto2 supported cameras

       The sane-gphoto2 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the digital cameras supported by gphoto2.  THIS IS EXTREMELY ALPHA CODE!  USE AT
       YOUR OWN RISK!!

       The  current  version  of  the backend only allows one camera to be connected.  The device
       name is always "0".

       The contents of the gphoto2.conf specify the characteristics of the  camera  to	be  used.
       Resolutions  (high resolution, low resolution, and thumbnail size) are required since they
       are needed by the sane frontends, but can't be obtained	through  the  gphoto2  interface.
       Valid  ports  and cameras can be obtained by "gphoto2 --list-cameras" and "gphoto2 --list-

       The dumpinquiry line causes some information about the camera to be printed.

       Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored.  A  sample  configuration
       file is shown below:

       The  "topfolder"  line  specifies  the "fixed" part of the file path.  For example, on the
       Kodak DC-240, files are stored in the directory /DCIM/100DC240.	The /DCIM portion is con-
       stant,  but 100DC240 will change and must be read from the camers.  In this case, the line
       would read "topfolder=/DCIM"

       Some cameras don't implement a file structure and store all pictures in the "/" directory.
       This is indicated by setting "subdirs=0" with "topfolder=/"
	      camera=Kodak DC240
	      # this is a comment

	      The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

	      The static library implementing this backend.

	      The  shared  library  implementing  this	backend  (present on systems that support
	      dynamic loading).

	      This environment variable specifies the list of directories that	may  contain  the
	      configuration  file.   Under  UNIX, the directories are separated by a colon (`:'),
	      under OS/2, they are separated by a semi-colon (`;').  If this variable is not set,
	      the  configuration  file is searched in two default directories: first, the current
	      working directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d.	If the value of  the  environment
	      variable	ends with the directory separator character, then the default directories
	      are searched after the explicitly  specified  directories.   For	example,  setting
	      SANE_CONFIG_DIR  to  "/tmp/config:"  would result in directories "tmp/config", ".",
	      and "/etc/sane.d" being searched (in this order).

	      If the library was compiled with debugging support enabled, this environment  vari-
	      able  controls the debug level for this backend.	A value of 128 requests maximally
	      copious debug output; smaller levels reduce verbosity.


       Peter S. Fales

       The manpage was largeley copied from the dc210 manpage.


       More general comments, suggestions, and inquiries about frontends or SANE should go to the
       SANE Developers mailing list (see http://www.mostang.com/sane/mail.html for details).  You
       must be subscribed to the list, otherwise your mail won't be sent to the subscribers.

					04 September 2001			  sane-gphoto2(5)
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