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Im sorry for the bafflingly stupid question. But the title says it all. I need to scan a document and save it to disk instead of printing it out (isn't that actually COPYING and NOT scanning??).

Please help and sorry for the really dumb question. I'm obvoiusly not a SuperUser ;-)

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You need to use a software that is able to access your scanner. I personally use Photofiltre.

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Click on the small blue scanner icon, scan your document and it will appear in Photofiltre. Then save it to disk!

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Do you know of anything similar for linux (Fedora 13)? – Ramy Nov 19 '10 at 14:15
    
Tried to upvote but idont have the rep yet. – Ramy Nov 19 '10 at 14:35
    
@Ramy: you can use Gimp (gimp.org/unix). – gulbrandr Nov 20 '10 at 12:07
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Found XSane (based on Sane) for Fedora 13:

yum install xsane
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