Anyone have suggestions on solving this issue?
Using Xsane to scan photos, I am seeing the following problems:
First I run a preview scan and select in the preview window the area to be scanned. When I next run a full scan, instead of scanning the selected area, the area scanned is displaced slightly to the right and down.
Also, the scan area shown in the preview window is only about 8.3" wide, when it should be 8.5" wide.
Other than the above, the scans work as expected. I have tried the following:
- numerous configuration settings
- uninstalled and reinstalled the MFC-440CN scan driver
- deleted the .drc file in the .sane directory, and recreated it
As a work-around, I have been using GIMP to run the scans by selecting an area in the preview window larger than needed, and then using GIMP to crop to the right size - this works but takes a lot of extra time.
Edited to add: I also tried another Brother printer-scanner I have, and had the same issue, so I think this rukes out a hardware problem.
Using Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit)
Printer/scanner: Brother MFC-440CN (USB connected)
Edited to add: My scanner is using the Brother brscan2 driver.
Edited to add: Tested with an HP Photosmart printer/scanner and XSane. Did not see any of the above issues. Seems likely there is a problem with the Brother brscan2 driver, but this is not yet confirmed.