Scanner Database

This database stores detailed information regarding scanners, their drivers and Libinsane's support of those.

Libinsane allows programs like Paperwork to use scanners on many platforms (Linux, *BSD, Windows, etc). However, many scanners and scanners' drivers have their own quirks. This database helps identify them. It also helps figuring out which scanners are already correctly supported, and which ones need improvements.

This database can also be of help when looking for a new scanner: It can give you a good hint at what scanner manufacturers and models are best supported by third-party applications on both GNU/Linux and Windows.


A test program has been created to collect data quickly and automatically: IronScanner.

You just have to run the program, select the scanner, define some basic test settings, and run a test scan. It will then send the results to this database.

Beware of the paper you will use for testing. The scanned paper will be published here.
If you don't know what paper to use, you can simply print and then scan one of those test pages: A4 / Letter

Test scan reports are published under the license WTFPL v2. By submitting a report here, you accept to publish it under this license.


This scanner database can also be accessed through a REST API (read-only).

Statistics - Success rates


Freebsd Linux Unknown Windows
0% 84% 0% 58%

Per manufacturer

Manufacturer Freebsd Linux Unknown Windows
Agfa 100%
Avision 100%
Brother 88% 76%
Canon 0% 80% 0% 45%
Dell 0%
Epson 78% 75%
Fujitsu 75% 77%
Hp 0% 92% 52%
Kodak 0% 50%
Konica Minolta 0%
Lexmark 66%
Neat 0% 0%
Oki 50% 100%
Plustek 0%
Ricoh 0%
Samsung 100% 16%
Xerox 100%