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ImageCaptureDriverType

Description

Returns or sets whether to use a TWAIN driver or the Native Scan of Mac OS X document scanning.

Data type

<short>

Syntax

.ImageCaptureDriverType = ...;

Remarks

This property only works on Mac OS and its default value on Mac OS is 3.

The allowed values are:

Allowed Values Description
0 It uses the installed TWAIN driver for document scanning on Mac OS.
1 Mac users can directly acquire images from USB connected scanners via native scan (without installing a TWAIN driver).
3 Mac users can directly acquire images from USB connected scanners & network scanners via native scan (without installing a TWAIN driver).

Native scan is the image capture core of Mac OS X. It can directly communicate with scanners, acquire images and transfer them to TWAIN applications like Dynamic Web TWAIN.

The benefits of using native scan are -
1) no need to install a TWAIN driver for your scanner on Mac OS X.
2) Generally, native scan - which comes with Mac OS itself - is more compatible with scanners on Mac OS X.