Solved

Optimal Scanner

Posted on 2001-07-10
3
215 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I know it isn't the best place for posting this question.
But i would like to know if anybody of you have tried to scann for delphi and which experience you have made.
The scanner i would like to buy should have some buttons (for scanning in black/white, color, copy ...) these buttons should be programmable
And the scanner should have an optional ADF.
0
Comment
Question by:Andi4553
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:robert_marquardt
ID: 6268188
The only scanner independent API is TWAIN which handles the image aquisition. All scanners come with a TWAIN DLL.

Project JEDI has a TWAIN API conversion at http://delphi-jedi.org page 'API Library'.

The quality of the scanner is mainly a question of the amount of money you are willing to pay.
The 50 to 100$ class is for scanning of photos from idiots.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Andi4553
ID: 6268258
Yes, but which scanner is best for my needs ?
I have seen some Epsons - look very good, but have only one button, some realy cheap scanners have many buttons (three or more) but have no quality.
I don't need to know how to scan, i need from which is best to scan !
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
robert_marquardt earned 50 total points
ID: 6268379
Then it is definitely not a question for this forum.

Anyway,
The amount of buttons etc does not tell anything about the quality of the scanner.
Data aquisition goes through TWAIN. The buttons normally simply trigger an application to read the data.

For a description of what a good scanner is, please check your computer magazines. You should easily find recent tests of scanners.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction The parallel port is a very commonly known port, it was widely used to connect a printer to the PC, if you look at the back of your computer, for those who don't have newer computers, there will be a port with 25 pins and a small print…
Creating an auto free TStringList The TStringList is a basic and frequently used object in Delphi. On many occasions, you may want to create a temporary list, process some items in the list and be done with the list. In such cases, you have to…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question