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Version 1.0.5 Repack (2008-04-26)
Author Paul Smedley, Goran Ivankovic‎, Klaus Staedtler
License Freeware
Download [1]
Website Paul's Site

Tame/2 keeps the promise of easy scanner access. You no longer must fight with non-mnemonic command lines to produce scans or to get the most out of your scanner (as far as SANE supports it).

Tame prn.png
Tame queue.png

It is nothing more and nothing less than an bridge between your scanner, SANE, MMOS/2 and your preferred picture painting/drawing/publishing application. Beyond simply controlling the scan process, Tame/2 supports printing and faxing from scans, uses an OS/2 "light table" to facilitate handling your scanned images, scanning from a queue, and scanning over a network.

Tame/2 is not a drawing or picture painting tool, therefore no picture editing capabilities are built in.

Tame/2 should work with every SANE release and with every Scanner supported by an OS/2 port of SANE. This is done using database of the specific settings for the scanners supported by SANE.

Version History

  • Scan Multiple Copies now works with Real ADF too.
  • Fax and PDF as output options for 'Scan multiple copies' added
  • Bug when no printer is installed fixed
  • Bug when default is pressed without selected scanner fixed
  • Settings for external programs added
  • Settings for keyboard shortcuts added
  • Script generation added
  • WPS-Integration when WPS-Wizard is installed added
  • Settings for OCR added
  • Faxview updated to 1.19c (Thanks to Harald Pollack)
  • Updated and corrected scanner.dat
  • Sane 1.0.14 builds with Intel byte-order for Tiff (Thanks to Franz Bakan and Maeda Haruyuki)
  • tame101c.zip Tame/2 version 1.0.1c - Tame v1.0 executable and bundled Sane v1.0.16]

List of verified and supported scanners:

(It is quite possible that many more scanners are working. But as long we have no verification you won't see them here.)

Scanner Model Backend.conf to use Notes
  • Microtek Scanmaker 630
  • Microtek Scanmaker 330
  • Microtek Scanmaker 636
  • Microtek Scanmaker V6USL
  • Microtek Scanmaker X12USL
  • Microtek Scanmaker X6
microtek2.conf Additional parameter required :bntnln
  • Agfa Studioscan IISi
  • Microtek Scanmaker E3
  • Microtek Scanmaker E6
  • Microtek Scanmaker II
  • Microtek Scanmaker III
  • Highscreen Perfectscan
microtek.conf Additional parameter required :bntnln
  • Epson 1200
  • Epson 1640
  • Epson FS200
  • Epson GT5500
  • Epson GT7000
  • Epson GT8500
  • Epson GT9500
  • Epson GT9700
  • Epson 1240
  • Epson 1640USB
  • Epson 1650
  • Epson 1660
  • Epson 640U
  • Epson 636U
  • Epson 610U
  • Epson 2400 PHOTO
  • Epson 3200 PHOTO
usbscan$.conf and epson.conf. A SaneUSB build is required, it should include the file.

Due to a workaround for the Epson 610U and 640U scanning with PNM as format maybe broken. Problems with SIS chipset (and/or USBOHCI.SYS) and 2400/1650 reported, we guess USB scanning with SIS chipset doesn't work with any USB scanner. We also recommend to make sure that either no IRQ's are shared for USB, or use the latest OS2LDR (for Warp4 FP13 and up) to avoid problems with shared IRQ's.

  • HP ScanJet IIP
  • HP ScanJet 3+, 3P, 3C
  • HP ScanJet 4C, 4P
  • HP ScanJet 5P
  • HP ScanJet 6100C
  • HP ScanJet 6200C, 6250C
  • HP ScanJet 6300C, 6350C, HP 6390C
hp.conf Additional parameter (with HP only sometimes) required :bntnln
  • Mustek MFC600S
  • Mustek MFS6000CX
  • Mustek Paragon 1200A3Pro
  • Mustek SE12000SP, SE12000SP Plus
  • Trust 19200
mustek.conf The mustek backend differs in certain aspects from the other backends so it is quite possible that you won't get all scanner/sane possibilities with Tame/2.
  • Medion MD9890
  • Mustek SE6000S
mustek_pp.conf Parallel Port Scanner
  • Umax Astra 1200S, Astra 1220S
  • Umax Astra 2200
  • Umax 12S
  • Umax S6E
  • Umax PowerLook III
  • Linotype Hell Jade
  • Plustek Optic Pro
  • Avision AV 620
  • Avision AV 630
  • HP 7400C, HP 7450C, HP 7490C
avision.conf Only Color and Flatbed are working.
  • Canon FB620S
  • Canon FB1200S
  • Canon FS2710
canon.conf The Canon FS2710S does no preview and scans only in PNM.
  • Rios RI 600
  • Sharp JX250
  • Sharp JX330
  • Agfa Snapscan 1236S
  • Agfa Snapscan 300
  • Acer 310S
  • Epson 1670 PHOTO
  • Nikon LS20
  • Nikon LS1000
  • Nikon LS2000
  • Nikon LS2000
  • Dewcom Blackwidow 9636 PRO


Tame/2 is free software but it is not public domain. The authors retain all copyright to the application and all files within it. You may use Tame/2 yourself and you may distribute it to others so long as all files are left unchanged. You may not distribute Tame/2 in any way which leads to your making a profit from it. This means that you can only charge enough to cover the costs of media, postage etc. involved in distribution. Also you may not use it as an incentive to buy something else. If you are in any doubt you should contact the authors. The author's permission must be obtained before Tame/2 is included on a magazine disc and P.D. libraries. You should, as a matter of courtesy, inform the authors when you are planning to distribute the application and send one copy of magazine disc to the authors.


The authors make no representations about the accuracy or suitability of this material for any purpose. It is provided "as is", without any express or implied warranties. The authors will assume no liability for damages either from the direct use of this product or as a consequence of the use of this product.

  • OS/2 is Trademark of International Bussines Machines Corporation
  • DrDialog is Copyright of International Bussines Machines Corporation
  • drctl016.dll is Copyright of Chris Wohlgemuth (Home page)
  • fastini.dll is Copyright of Dennis Bareis (Home page)
  • FaxView is developed by Dr. Harald Pollack
  • Nconvert.exe is Copyright of Pierre-e Gougelet (Home page)
  • Rxxmio.dll is Copyright of Lone Peak Automation, LLC.



  • Franz Bakan (Home page) - Authors of SANE ports to OS/2.
  • Maeda Haruyuki - UBS

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