While the paperless world isn’t here quite yet, more and more people are getting rid of paper by scanning documents and photos. Having a scanner isn’t enough to do the deed, though. You need software to drive that scanner.
But the catch is many scanner makers don’t have Linux versions of the software they bundle with their devices. For the most part, that doesn’t matter. Why? Because there are good scanning applications available for the Linux desktop. They work with a variety of scanners and do a good job.