12 04, 2013

What’s WIA

April 12th, 2013|Categories: General, PaperScan, Tips & tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Hi folks, After having presented previously the basic idea about scanner drivers as well as the bottom line on TWAIN, today we will try to shed some light on WIA. Wikipedia definition reads: "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA; sometimes also called Windows Imaging Architecture) is a [...]

5 04, 2013

What’s TWAIN

April 5th, 2013|Categories: General, Tips & tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Hi folks, Today we are going to try to explain as simple as possible what TWAIN is all about. Some time ago one could operate a scanner by using manufacturer's software only. That happened because, following a general pattern in software history, each producer attempted [...]

29 03, 2013

A Few Words On Scanner Drivers

March 29th, 2013|Categories: General, Tips & tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Hi folks, Today we are going to briefly describe some basics on how the scanners are driven by software. Like all hardware, a scanner is a pile of "dead" electronics and mechanics; it needs software to "bring it to life". From a logical point of [...]