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sane-pixma(5)		 SANE Scanner Access Now Easy		 sane-pixma(5)

       sane-pixma  -  SANE  backend  for  Canon	 Multi-Function	 Printers  and
       CanoScan	Scanners

       The sane-pixma library implements a  SANE  (Scanner  Access  Now	 Easy)
       backend	that  provides access to Canon PIXMA / i-SENSYS	/ imageCLASS /
       imageRUNNER multi-function devices (All-in-one printers)	and the	 Canon
       CanoScan	Flatbed/TPU scanners.  The backend implements both the USB in-
       terface and network interface (using Canon's BJNP and MFNP  protocols).
       The network interface supports scanners over IPv4 as well as IPv6 (MFNP
       over IPv6 is untested).

       Currently, the following	models work with this backend:

	      PIXMA E410, E510
	      PIXMA G2000, G2010, G2100, G4000,	G4511
	      PIXMA MG2100, MG2200, MG2400, MG2500, MG2900, MG3000, MG3100
	      PIXMA MG3200, MG3500, MG3600, MG4200, MG5100, MG5200, MG5300
	      PIXMA MG5400, MG5500, MG5600, MG5700, MG6100, MG6200, MG6300
	      PIXMA MG6400, MG7100, MG7500, MG7700, MG8200
	      PIXMA MP140, MP150, MP160, MP170,	MP180, MP190
	      PIXMA MP210, MP220, MP230, MP240,	MP250, MP260, MP270, MP280
	      PIXMA MP360, MP370, MP390
	      PIXMA MP450, MP460, MP470, MP480,	MP490, MP495
	      PIXMA MP500, MP510, MP520, MP530,	MP540, MP550, MP560
	      PIXMA MP600, MP600R, MP610, MP620, MP630,	MP640
	      PIXMA MP700, MP710, MP730, PIXMA MP750 (no grayscale)
	      PIXMA MP800, MP800R, MP810, MP830
	      PIXMA MP960, MP970, MP980, MP990
	      PIXMA MX300, MX310, MX330, MX340,	MX350, MX360, MX370
	      PIXMA MX410, MX420, MX470, MX510,	MX520, MX530, MX700, MX720
	      PIXMA MX850, MX860, MX870, MX882,	MX885, MX890, MX920, MX7600
	      PIXMA TR4500
	      PIXMA TS3100, TS3300, TS5000, TS5100, TS6100, TS6200, TS8000
	      PIXMA TS8200
	      PIXUS MP10
	      imageCLASS MF634Cdw, MF733Cdw
	      imageCLASS MF3110, MF3240, MF4010, MF4018
	      imageCLASS MF4120, MF4122, MF4140, MF4150
	      imageCLASS MF4270, MF4350d, MF4370dn, MF4380dn
	      imageCLASS MF4410, MF4430, MF4570dw, MF4660, MF4690
	      imageCLASS MF5730, MF5770, MF6550, MPC200
	      imageCLASS D420, D480, D530, D570
	      i-SENSYS MF210, MF230, MF240, MF440, MF620, MF630, MF640
	      i-SENSYS MF645C, MF730, MF731/733, MF741/743
	      i-SENSYS MF3010, MF4320d,	MF4330d, MF4500, MF4700, MF4800
	      i-SENSYS MF6100, MF8030, MF8200C,	MF8300
	      imageRUNNER 1020/1024/1025, 1133
	      CanoScan 8800F, 9000F, 9000F Mark	II
	      CanoScan LiDE 300, 400
	      MAXIFY MB2000, MB2100, MB2300, MB2700, MB5000, MB5100, MB5400

       The following models are	not well tested	and/or the  scanner  sometimes
       hangs and must be switched off and on.

	      PIXMA MP760, MP770, MP780, MP790

       The  following  models  may use the same	Pixma protocol as those	listed
       above, but have not yet been reported to	work (or not).	They  are  de-
       clared in the backend so	that they get recognized and activated.	 Feed-
       back in the sane-devel mailing list welcome.

	      PIXMA E400, E460,	E470, E480, E500, E560,	E600, E610
	      PIXMA E3100, E3300, E3400, E4200
	      PIXMA G2020, G2060, G3020, G3060,	G7000, G7080
	      PIXMA MG4100, MG6500, MG6600, MG6800, MG6900, MG8100
	      PIXMA MP375R, MP493, MP740
	      PIXMA MX320, MX390, MX430, MX450,	MX490, MX710
	      PIXMA G3000, G3010, G4010, G6000,	G6080, G7000, GM4000, GM4080
	      PIXMA TR7500, TR7530, TR7600, TR8500, TR8530, TR8580, TR8600
	      PIXMA TR8630, TR9530
	      PIXMA TS3400, TS5100, TS6000, TS6130,  TS6180,  TS6230,  TS6280,
	      PIXMA  TS6330,  TS6330,  TS6380, TS6400, TS7330, TS7400, TS7430,
	      PIXMA TS8130, TS8180, TS8230, TS8280,  TS8300,  TS8330,  TS8380,
	      PIXMA TS9100, TS9180, TS9500, TS9580
	      PIXUS MP5, XK50, XK60, XK70, XK80, XK90
	      imageCLASS MF720,	MF810/820, MF5630, MF5650, MF5750, MF8170c
	      imageCLASS MPC190, D550
	      i-SENSYS MF110, MF220, MF260, MF410, MF420, MF510, MF520,	MF740
	      i-SENSYS MF5880dn, MF5900, MF6680dn, MF8500C
	      MAXIFY MB5300

       The  following  models  may use partly the same Pixma protocol as other
       devices listed above, but may still need	some work. They	 are  declared
       in  the	backend	 as  experimental  and	need  the environment variable
       PIXMA_EXPERIMENT=1 to get recognized and	activated. Snoop logs are  re-
       quired  to  further  investigate, please	contact	the sane-devel mailing

	      -- none --

       The backend supports:

	      *	resolutions of 75, 150,	300, 600, 1200,	2400, 4800,  and  9600
	      DPI (some	maybe buggy),
	      *	 color	and grayscale mode, as well as lineart on certain mod-
	      *	a custom gamma table,
	      *	Automatic Document Feeder, Simplex and Duplex.
	      *	Transparency Unit, 24 or 48 bits depth.	 Infrared  channel  on
	      certain models.

       The  device  name  for  USB devices is in the form pixma:xxxxyyyy_zzzzz
       where x,	y and z	are vendor ID, product ID and  serial  number  respec-

       Example:	pixma:04A91709_123456 is a MP150.

       Device  names  for  BJNP/MFNP  devices  is in the form pixma:aaaa_bbbbb
       where aaaa is the scanners model	and bbbb is the	hostname or ip-adress.

       Example:	pixma:MF4800_192.168.1.45 is a	MF4800	Series	multi-function

       This  backend, based on cloning original	Canon drivers protocols, is in
       a production stage. Designed has	been carried out without any  applica-
       ble  manufacturer  documentation, probably never	available. However, we
       have tested it as well as we could, but it may not work in  all	situa-
       tions. You will find an up-to-date status at the	project	homepage. (See
       below).	Users feedback is essential to help improve features and  per-

       Besides	"well-known"  options (e.g. resolution,	mode etc.)  sane-pixma
       backend also provides the following options,  i.e.  the	options	 might
       change in the future.
       The button status can be	polled i.e. with scanimage -A.
       Button  scan  is	disabled on MAC	OS X due to darwin libusb not handling
       timeouts	in usb interrupt reads,	but may	work when  using  the  network

	      This  option  enables and	sets the time in seconds waiting for a
	      document inserted	into the Automatic Document Feeder.  The maxi-
	      mum allowed waiting time is 3600 sec (= 1	hour).

	      This  option  can	 be  used by applications (like	scanadf(1) and
	      scanimage(1)) in batch mode, for example when you	want  to  scan
	      many  photos  or multiple-page documents.	If it is enabled (i.e.
	      is set to	true or	yes), the backend waits	before every scan  un-
	      til the user presses the "SCAN" button (for MP150) or the	color-
	      scan button (for other models). Just put the first page  in  the
	      scanner,	press the button, then the next	page, press the	button
	      and so on. When you finished, press the gray-scan	 button.  (For
	      MP150 you	have to	stop the frontend by pressing Ctrl-C for exam-

       button-update (deprecated)
	      (write only) In the past this option was required	to be  set  to
	      force  reading  of  the button status for	button-1 and button-2.
	      The sane-pixma backend no	longer	requires  this	option	to  be
	      used:  if	 no  fresh data	is available, it will be now requested
	      automatically from the scanner. This option is left for backward
	      compatibility reasons.

       button-1	button-2
	      (read  only)  These options will return the value	of the respec-
	      tive buttons.  value 0 means that	the button was not pressed,  1
	      is returned when the button was pressed. Some scanners with more
	      than two buttons send the	button number as target.

	      (read only) Returns the value of the type	or size	of original to
	      be  scanned  if  the scanner provides that data. Known values of
	      type: 1 =	document, 2 = photo, 5 = film. Known values of size: 1
	      =	A4, 2 =	Letter,	8 = 10x15, 9 = 13x18, b	= auto.	 Not all scan-
	      ners can provide this data.

       target (read only) Returns the value of the target of the  scan	opera-
	      tion if the scanner provides that	data. The values depend	on the
	      scanner type. Known values: 1 = save to disk, 2 =	save to	pdf, 3
	      =	 send to email,	4 = send to application	or 1 = JPEG, 2 = TIFF,
	      3	= PDF, 4 = Compact PDF.	For some scanners this value is	equiv-
	      alent  to	the number of the pressed button. Not all scanners can
	      provide this data.

	      (read only) Returns the resolution of the	scan operation if  the
	      scanner  provides	 that  data. Known values: 1 = 75 dpi, 2 = 150
	      dpi, 3 = 300 dpi,	4 = 600	dpi. Not all scanners can provide this

	      (read  only)  Returns  the  type	of the scanned document	if the
	      scanner provides that data. Known	values:	 1  =  Document,  2  =
	      Photo, 3 = Auto scan. Not	all scanners can provide this data.

	      (read  only)  Returns  the  status of the	document feeder	if the
	      scanner provides that data. Known	values:	1 = ADF	empty, 2 = ADF
	      filled. Not all scanners can provide this	data.

	      (read  only)  Returns the	scan orientation of the	medium scanned
	      from ADF if the scanner provides that data. Known	 values:  1  =
	      Portrait,	2 = Landscape. Not all scanners	can provide this data.

	      The static library implementing this backend.

	      The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
	      that support dynamic loading).

	      The  backend  configuration  file	 (see  also   description   of
	      SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

	      The  file	 contains an optional list of networked	scanners using
	      the BJNP or MFNP protools	(See below for datails	on  networking
	      support  for  scanners).	Normally  only scanners	that cannot be
	      auto-detected because they are on	a different  subnet  shall  be
	      listed  here. If you do not use Linux and	your OS	does not allow
	      enumeration of interfaces	(i.e. it does not support the getifad-
	      drs()  qfunction)	 you also may need to add your scanner here as

	      Scanners shall be	listed in the configuration file as follows:


	      where method indicates the  protocol  used  (bjnp	 is  used  for
	      inkjet  multi-functionals	and mfnp is used for laser multi-func-

	      host is  the  hostname  or  IP  address  of  the	scanner,  e.g.
	      bjnp://			  for			 IPv4,
	      bjnp://[2001:888:118e:18e2:21e:8fff:fe36:b64a]  for  a   literal
	      IPv6-address or bjnp:// for	a hostname.

	      The  port	 number	 is  optional  and  in normally	implied	by the
	      method.  Port 8610 is the	standard port for mfnp,	8612 for bjnp.

	      A	scanner	specific timeout value for the network protocol	can be
	      set using	the bjnp-timeout parameter. The	value is in ms.

	      Define scanners each on a	new line.

	      More  globally  applicable  timeouts  can	be set using the bjnp-
	      timeout parameter	as follows:


	      A	timeout	defined	using bjnp-timeout will	apply to the following
	      scanner  definitions  in	the file. If required the bjnp-timeout
	      setting can be defined multiple times, where each	 setting  will
	      apply  only  to  the  scanners that follow the setting. The last
	      setting is used for the auto discovered scanners.	  If  not  ex-
	      plicitly set, the	default	1000ms setting will apply.

	      Setting timeouts should only be required in exceptional cases.

       If so desired networking	can be disabled	as follows:

	      -	     If	 the  first  non-commented line	contains networking=no
		     all networking will be disabled.	This  will  cause  all
		     further  statements  in  the configuration	file to	be ig-

	      -	     A line that contains auto_detection=no will  cause	 auto-
		     detection to be skipped. Explicitly defined network scan-
		     ners will still be	probed.

       USB scanners will be auto-detected and require no configuration.

       The sane-pixma backend supports network scanners	using  the  so	called
       Canon BJNP and MFNP protocols.

       Canon  seems to be dropping support for these protocols in recent scan-
       ners.  To verify	if your	scanner	supports one of	these protocols, check
       the  content  of	 the _scanner._tcp service entry in mDNS/DNS-SD	(using
       for example avahi-discover(1)).	If that	does not  list	port  8610  or
       8612 your scanner probably does not support the mfmp or bjnp protols.

       Both  IPv4  and	IPv6  are  supported, but IPv6 is as yet untested with
       MFNP. Please report your	results	on the mailing list.

       Configuration is	normally not required.	The  sane-pixma	 backend  will
       auto-detect  your  scanner if it	is within the same subnet as your com-
       puter if	your OS	does support this.

       If your scanner can not	be  auto-detected,  you	 can  add  it  to  the
       sane-pixma configuration	file (see above).

       The  sane-pixma	backend	 communicates  with port 8610 for MFNP or port
       8612 for	BJNP on	the scanner. So	you will have to allow outgoing	 traf-
       fic TO port 8610	or 8612	on the common subnet for scanning.

       Scanner	detection is slightly more complicated.	The sane-pixma backend
       sends a broadcast on all	direct connected subnets it can	find (provided
       your  OS	 allows	for enumeration	of all network interfaces). The	broad-
       cast is sent FROM port 8612 TO port 8610	or 8612	on the	broadcast  ad-
       dress  of  each interface.  The outgoing	packets	will be	allowed	by the
       rule described above.

       Responses from the scanner are sent back	to the computer	TO port	 8612.
       Connection  tracking  however does not see a match as the response does
       not come	from the broadcast address but from the	scanners own  address.
       For automatic detection of your scanner,	you will therefore have	to al-
       low incoming packets TO port 8612 on your  computer.  This  applies  to
       both MFNP and BJNP.

       So  in  short:  open the	firewall for all traffic from your computer to
       port 8610 (for MFNP) or 8612 (for BJNP) AND to port 8612	(for both BJNP
       and MFNP) to your computer.

       With  the  firewall  rules above	there is no need to add	the scanner to
       the pixma.conf file, unless the scanner is on a network that is not di-
       rectly connected	to your	computer.

	      If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
	      vironment	variable controls the debug level for this backend it-
	      self.  Higher value increases the	verbosity and includes the in-
	      formation	printed	at the lower levels.
	      0	 print nothing (default)
	      1	 print error and warning messages (recommended)
	      2	 print informational messages
	      3	 print debug-level messages
	      4	 print verbose debug-level messages
	      11 dump USB traffic
	      21 full dump USB traffic

	      If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this en-
	      vironment	 variable  controls  the  debug	level for the BJNP and
	      MFNP network protocols for this backend. Higher value  increases
	      the  verbosity and includes the information printed at the lower
	      0	print nothing (default)
	      1	Print error and	warning	messages (recommended)
	      2	Print high level function tracing information
	      3	Print more detailed protocol tracing information
	      4	Print protocol headers
	      5	Print full protocol contents

	      Setting to a non-zero value will enable the support for  experi-
	      mental models.  You should also set SANE_DEBUG_PIXMA to 11.

	      This environment variable	specifies the list of directories that
	      may contain the configuration file.  On *NIX systems, the	direc-
	      tories are separated by a	colon (`:'), under OS/2, they are sep-
	      arated by	a semi-colon (`;').  If	this variable is not set,  the
	      configuration  file  is  searched	 in  two  default directories:
	      first, the current working directory (".") and then in  /usr/lo-
	      cal/etc/sane.d.	If  the	value of the environment variable ends
	      with the directory separator character, then the default	direc-
	      tories  are searched after the explicitly	specified directories.
	      For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would re-
	      sult in directories tmp/config, ., and /usr/local/etc/sane.d be-
	      ing searched (in this order).

       sane(7),	 sane-dll(5),  scanimage(1),  scanadf(1),  gamma4scanimage(1),

       In  case	 of trouble with a recent Pixma	model, try the latest code for
       the sane-pixma backend, available in the	Sane git repository at:

       You can also post into the Sane-devel mailing list for support.

       Wittawat	Yamwong, Nicolas Martin, Dennis	 Lou,  Louis  Lagendijk,  Rolf

       We  would  like to thank	all testers and	helpers. Without them we could
       not be able to write subdrivers for models we don't have. See also  the
       project homepage.

				  15 Aug 2020			 sane-pixma(5)


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