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Developer(s) Kåre Särs
Platform KDE Platform
License GPL v2

Skanlite is a simple image scanning application, based on the KSane backend.[1] In KDE 4 Skanlite replaced Kooka of KDE 3 as default KDE scanning application.[2]

Skanlite is based on libksane, an interface provided by KDE for SANE libraries to control flat scanners.[3] It also works with networked scanners.[4]


Skanlite can save images in the following formats:[4]

  • jpeg, jpg, png, bmp, ppm, xbm, xpm.

Skanlite can open a save dialog for every image scanned or save the images immediately in a specified directory with auto-generated names and format. T

If only portion of image is needed, user can first scan quick preview, select wanted area and then scan the wanted area in high quality.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Skanlite,, retrieved 2012-08-23
  2. ^ Kooka,, 2012-06-10, retrieved 2012-08-23
  3. ^ Skanlite handbook,, 2011-11-29, retrieved 2012-08-23
  4. ^ a b Skanlite,, 2011-11-29, retrieved 2012-08-23