Old Scanner

I use an old HP Scanjet 4100C on Yosemite 10.10.5 with Sane.
So I wrote a GUI for it (for my needs)
With tesseract (brew install tesseract --all-languages) you can extract the scanned text.

Maybe it’s also useful for other

Download Xojo Project

Download App


impressive work, Alex, as always …
is there any chance to get a windows version ?

I think there is no official Sane Windows version.


only this


and I have only Windows XP on an old Notebook … (I prefer OS X & Linux)

that’s the first time I see something ported to so many platforms and not for windows !!!

After my 4100C died the Hardware death, I invested 4€ in a used scanjet 2300C.

a new version (OSX and Linux)
Download Xojo Project

Download OSX App
Download Linux App


  • detect available resolutions
  • detect maximal scan area
  • disable Interpolation
  • adjust scan area

Hello Axel!
I want have a look into your scanner project file. I’ve loaded the zipped project file. But the file can’t be unzipped.
If I type in the terminal at the prompt “file SaneScannerXojo.zip” the answer is “SaneScannerXojo.zip: HTML document text, UTF-8 Unicode text, with very long lines”. But it should by some like “SaneScannerXojo.zip: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract”.
I think the link is rotten.

During the great dropbox purge of 2017 many files were to be lost and a lone warrior set out to collect them all. The lone warrior did his best, but apparently all of Axel’s links got fubar’d up somehow. I blame Axel :stuck_out_tongue:

Anywhoo, link is fixed.

Great. The link is working. Thanks!

You can also find it at Github