I am trying to get my scanner working in ubuntu 11.04. The scanner is a HP officeJet Pro 8500 wireless a909g. From ubuntu, I can easily print. However scanning is another matter. I am trying to scan to pdf. I have been trying to use xsane, but when it scans here is what outputs to .pdf. Imagine a piece of paper on the scanner. Now divide that paper into vertical columns 1/10th of the actual width of the paper. The output is one 3/4 of one inch thick vertical column of the intended scanned image. I am not sure what is causing this. I was wondering if anyone would help me trouble shoot this problem?
I have only briefly looked into scanner warez for Linux, and am I correct that there is not a whole lot of good applications which will scan an image.... then allow me to crop that image to the correct size, then save that cropped image directly to .pdf? I think xsane in at least gimp should be able to accomplish this?
What do you recommend if there is something better?
If this is the best scenario, please advise how I might best troubleshoot the matter so that it scans the entire image, not only a 1/10th vertical strip of the image.
Thank you very much for reading!