Torsten Rahn is ebullient about a
KDE program for scanning using
"This is a real
nice productivity-app proving that it's easy to create extremely useful
apps for KDE 2 with relatively little work."
Kooka is a raster image scan program for the KDE2 system.
PLEASE READ THE FILE "WARNING" FIRST !
Using kooka may damage your hardware !
It uses the SANE libraries and
the the KScan library,
which is a KDE 2 module providing scanner access.
KScan and Kooka are under construction. Don't expect everything to work
fine. If you want to help, send patches to [email protected].
The best way to describe an app is often with screenshots:
Kookas main features are:
- Scanner support using SANE. Kooka does not support all
features that SANE and its backends offer. It takes a small subset of the
- Kooka offers a GUI to change the most important scanner options like
resolution, mode, threshold etc. These options are generated on the fly,
depending on the scanner capabilities.
- Kooka offers a preview-function and the user can select the scan area
- Image storage
- Kooka provides an assitant to save your acquired images.
- Filenames are generated automatically to support multiple scans.
- Kooka manages the scanned images in a tree view where the user can
delete and export images.
- Image Viewing
- Scanned images can be viewed by clicking them in the tree view.
- The viewer has a zoom function.
- OCR: Kooka supports Joerg Schulenburg's
gocr, an open source
program for optical character recognition. Kooka starts the OCR program
and displays its output. Best results with bw-images scanned with ~150 dpi.
Kooka is being maintained by Klaas
Freitag and can be found in kdenonbeta together with KScan.