Simple Scan

A word of praise for “Simple Scan”, the new scanning app in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04. Turn on your scanner, start the application, press “Scan”, watch the image appear before your eyes, drag some borders to crop, and press “Save”. It’s that simple. Great work.

Even more noteworthy: the interface they implemented is even simpler than the one in the spec, which is still option-heavy. Most commonly, when you try and implement a UI it ends up more complicated than the spec due to unforeseen edge cases.

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