Review: Simple Scan

Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 and all its derivatives now come ready-equipped with a useful little application called Simple Scan.

Position it in your mind as F-Spot is to Gimp, so Simple Scan is to X-sane. This is the one-window, simplified scanning interface you've been waiting for.

If you have even a moderately recent scanner this should work off the bat for you.

The main window is sparsely populated with New, Scan, Save, Stop, Rotate clockwise or anti- and Crop. An a scan preview. That's it.
Preferences only contains drop-downs for scan source, text resolution, image resolution, scan sides and page size.

Save provides choice of selected image formats with a quality setting. Done.

Err... simple.  RC