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Date Posted: 07:07:22 07/16/02 Tue
Author: Michel
Subject: Re: twain driver for camera in XP
In reply to: andy dyble 's message, "Re: twain driver for camera in XP" on 16:37:20 07/15/02 Mon

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the info on this. Did the resolution indicated solve the problem in your case?

Best regards,


>Seems like this (below) is the reason.
>Some Programs May Not Work with a Scanner or a Camera
>When You Upgrade to Windows XP (Q300462)
>The information in this article applies to:
>Microsoft Windows XP Professional
>Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
>Some programs (that are supplied by hardware
>manufacturers) that support imaging devices, such as,
>scanners and cameras, may not work when you upgrade
>computer to Windows XP and use Windows Image
>(WIA) drivers.
>This problem can occur because the operating systems
>existed before Windows XP do not have any signed WIA
>drivers that are related to still imaging devices. When
>Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium
>Edition (Me), or Microsoft Windows 2000 is upgraded to
>Windows XP, the technology without an interesting name
>(TWAIN) drivers that had been previously installed are
>removed because WIA drivers are available.
>NOTE : The TWAIN drivers are produced by independent
>hardware vendors (IHVs). TWAIN is an image capture
>application programming interface (API) that is used by
>Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating
>WIA drivers are signed drivers that enable the
>detection and installation of still imaging devices.
>To work around this problem, remove the WIA driver and
>reinstall the IHV driver as the WIA drivers can provide
>less features than the previously installed IHV
>To return to the full functionality that is provided by
>third-party programs that are available when you use
>drivers you must:
>Remove the program.
>Remove the WIA driver by using Device Manager.
>Install the IHV driver by using Device Manager.
>Reinstall the program.
>Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the
>Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of
>this article.
>WIA drivers provide more stability than the previous
>TWAIN and Still Image (STI) drivers, which had been
>created for the previous Windows operating systems.
>However, after you upgrade your computer to Windows XP,
>you may have problems with your imaging devices because
>the IHV drivers that had been removed (during the
>process) had previously enabled you to use the full
>functionality of the software that came with the
>WIA data sources use the Scanner And Camera Wizard as
>primary tool to obtain and alter images. Only when you
>use a WIA driver is the Scanner And Camera Wizard able
>detect (and use) the data source. Also, some
>programs have limited functions that are available when
>they are used with WIA drivers. In most situations, the
>imaging device is not recognized by the manufacturer-
>supplied program when you use WIA drivers. The Scanner
>And Camera Wizard and the MSPaint.exe program are
>currently the only programs that can natively enable
>to obtain pictures from a still imaging device when you
>use WIA drivers.
>NOTE : There are a limited number of devices that have
>WIA drivers that are automatically available after the
>installation of Windows XP. Additional signed WIA
>are going to be produced by hardware manufacturers for
>Windows XP.

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