Gimp - the free & open source image editor on Linux Mint. In any distro of Linux Mint you installed the Gimp by default. If for any reason you do not, then you can install it using the command: sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-gutenprint. All sorts of modules you can install from the Software Manager. Gimp - the free & open source image editor on ...

As the backend is SANE, I doubt it would make much difference, if any, but I would be interesting in trying to scan directly into The GIMP. However, it would appear the most recent version of The GIMP no longer supports scanning as the "acquire" option has disappeared. I know Windows users may be able to use TWAIN drivers but that was the way it used to be done under Linux in earlier versions, and still works with compatible plugin executables. I'm using Gimp 2.10.12 under Ubuntu 18.04, from the snap install in Ubuntu Software.