sane-kodakaio man page

sane-kodakaio — SANE backend for Kodak aio printer / scanners


The sane-kodakaio library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend which provides access to Kodak aio printer / scanners, like the ESP and Hero series.

This document describes backend version 2.4, which is the first candidate for incorporation in sane-backends.

Supported Hardware

This version should support models of the Kodak ESP and Hero series, and possibly some Advent AiO scanners. The ESP 5250 and Hero 9.1 were used to develop the backend,  but other models may work. Please see the desc file.

If you have a model not on that list, or reported as 'untested': the best way  to determine level of support is to test the scanner directly.

Configuration File

The configuration file "kodakaio.conf" is used to tell the backend how to look for scanners, and provide options controlling the operation of the backend. This file is read each time the frontend asks the backend for a list  of scanners, generally only when the frontend starts.


The backend uses a single environment variable, SANE_DEBUG_KODAKAIO, which enables debugging output to stderr.

Known Issues

Most hardware options are either not supported or not exposed for control by  the user, including: multifeed detection, image compression etc.


P. Newall

Referenced By


17 Jun 2012 SANE Scanner Access Now Easy