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SuSE 11.3 - man page for sane-gphoto2 (suse section 5)

sane-gphoto2(5) 		   SANE Scanner Access Now Easy 		  sane-gphoto2(5)

NAME
       sane-gphoto2 - SANE backend for gphoto2 supported cameras

DESCRIPTION
       The sane-gphoto2 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the digital cameras supported by gphoto2.  This backend  has  only  been  tested
       with a handful of cameras so far.  Patches to support other models are welcome.

       Because	 of   the   limited   testing	of   this   backend,   it  is  commented  out  in
       /etc/sane.d/dll.conf by default.  Either the comment character  must  be  removed  or  the
       backend must be called explicitly.  E.g. `scanimage -d gphoto2' or `xscanimage gphoto2'.

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

CONFIGURATION
       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-ports".

       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 camera.  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=/"

	      port=usb:
	      camera=Kodak DC240
	      # this is a comment
	      high_resolution=1280x960
	      low_resolution=640x480
	      thumb_resolution=160x120
	      dumpinquiry

FILES
       /etc/sane.d/gphoto2.conf
	      The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

       /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-gphoto2.a
	      The static library implementing this backend.

       /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-gphoto2.so
	      The  shared  library  implementing  this	backend  (present on systems that support
	      dynamic loading).

ENVIRONMENT
       SANE_CONFIG_DIR
	      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).

       SANE_DEBUG_GPHOTO2
	      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.

       GP_DEBUG
	      Set to 1, 2, or 3, to  enable  various  levels  of  debugging  within  the  gphoto2
	      libraries.

SEE ALSO
       sane(7)

AUTHOR
       Peter S. Fales

       The manpage was largely copied from the dc210 manpage.

BUGS
       Many, no doubt.

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

					   11 Jul 2008				  sane-gphoto2(5)


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