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

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.

New in version 1.0.0.:

  • 1.0.0.RC1
  • Image edit/filtering functions added
  • Scan multiple copies (Poor Man's ADF) added
  • Gammacorrection, Shadow- Highlight Selection added
  • Histogram added
  • Adapter settings moved to Adapters/Correction page
  • Disable opening scanned image in preview
  • Transparent bubble-help
  • Settings windows cleared
  • Extended logging added
  • Updated and corrected Scanner.dat
  • Pr1util.dll removed for obvious reasons.
  • All parameter buttons act now as reset to default
  • Usage of one unified 'message' window for all actions
  • Resolve and display even more dependencies
  • 'Pause' for images in queue
  • Scan to queue reworked
  • 1.0.0.RC2
  • Printgraph replaced by FaxView
  • FaxView again as default viewer added (Thanks to Harald Pollack)
  • User selectable Viewer in setup added
  • Sane 1.0.13 builds with Intel byte-order for Tiff (Thanks to Franz Bakan >and Maeda Haruyuki)
  • Histogram for orginal and edited scan added
  • Vanishing child-windows fixed
  • Shadows for bubble-help added
  • Updated and corrected Scanner.dat
  • Hide windows when scanning in setup added
  • Close/open Selection Info window added
  • Updated drusctr016.dll (Thanks to Chris Wohlgemuth)
  • Updated rxmmio.dll (Thanks to Arnim Schwarz) currently unused.
  • Keep temporary files added in setup
  • Limit printable scansize to 40MB replaced by warning screen
  • 1.0.0.RC3
  • Nconvert updated to 4.16 (Thanks to Pierre e Gougelet)
  • Faxview updated to 1.13d (Thanks to Harald Pollack)
  • Bugs (e.g. overwriting first line in config.sys) in TameInst.exe fixed
  • Bug with very small pictures and drctrl016.dll (Thanks to Chris
  • Wohlgemuth) fixed
  • Bug in Tame.exe when 'print' is pressed first fixed.
  • 1.0.0.GA
  • 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
  • Scriptgeneration 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)
Send your comments and suggestions to the authors of Tame/2:

Klaus Staedtler

Research, database and documentation

Goran Ivankovic

Authors of SANE ports to OS/2:

Franz Bakan (Home page)

Maeda Haruyuki USB

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
Microtek Scanmaker 630 **
Microtek Scanmaker 330 **
Microtek Scanmaker 636 **
Microtek Scanmaker V6USL **
Microtek Scanmaker X12USL **
Microtek Scanmaker X6 **
Agfa Studioscan IISi **
Microtek Scanmaker E3
Microtek Scanmaker E6
Microtek Scanmaker II
Microtek Scanmaker III
Highscreen Perfectscan
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.
HP 3+ **
HP 3P **
HP 3C **
HP 4C **
HP 4P **
HP 5P **
HP 6100C **
HP 6200C **
HP 6250C **
HP 6300C **
HP 6350C **
HP 6390C **
Mustek MFC600S *
Mustek MFS6000CX *
Mustek Paragon 1200A3Pro *
Mustek SE12000SP *
Mustek SE12000SP Plus *
Trust 19200 *
Medion MD9890 ***
Mustek SE6000S ***
Umax Astra 1200S
Umax 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 *****
Canon FB620S
Canon FB1200S
Canon FS2710 *****
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


* 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.
** Additional parameter (with HP only sometimes) required :bntnln
*** Parallel Port Scanner.
**** 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.
***** The Canon FS2710S does no preview and scans only in PNM.
****** Only Color and Flatbed are working.



Tame prn.png

Tame queue.png


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.

This program is Copyright by Goran Ivankovic and Klaus Staedtler


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.