Chapter 22. Kooka — A Scanning Application

Table of Contents

The Kooka Window
The Preview
The Final Scan
The Menus
The Gallery
Optical Character Recognition


Kooka is a KDE application for scanning. This chapter explains the user interface and the functionality of the application.

The Kooka Window

Start Kooka from the main menu or enter the command kooka. When started, Kooka opens a three-frame window with a menu bar to the upper left and a toolbar directly below it. All windows can be freely readjusted or rearranged with the mouse. It is also possible to completely detach single frames from the Kooka window for deliberate placement on the desktop. To move the frames, click and drag the thin double line right above the frame. Any frame, except the main window, can be placed within any other frame aligned to the left, right, top, bottom or centered. Centered windows have the same size, are stacked, and can be brought to the foreground with tabs.

The Image Viewer and the Scan Preview frames share a window by default. Tabs allow switching between them. The left frame provides the gallery. This is a small file browser for accessing the scanned images. The frame to the lower right is shared by the OCR (optical character recognition) and the thumbnails, which can be loaded into the image viewer with a simple click of the mouse. See Figure 22.1: “The Kooka Main Window”.

Selecting Show Scan Parameters in the Tool Views subentry of the Settings menu creates a third tab labeled Scan Parameter next to the already existing Image Viewer and Scan Preview tabs in the main window. This is where the actual scanning parameters are set.

Figure 22.1. The Kooka Main Window

The Kooka Main Window