Question about web based twain scanning using coldfusion
Posted on 2004-08-18
I have an app that is an image viewer, using the java advanced imaging API to read a TIFF from a remote server and output it as a .png and serve it to my end users. I would really like to add scanning capability to this app, so the end user can directly add images.
My first thought was to setup the end users PC's to scan to a single folder, and upload to the server using a batch file. Then they could open up as web-based app and have CF pull up each image in a sequence and allow them to add index information to each image, and hit enter. This would add it to the DB and move the image to a set location. This would work, but would be cumbersome to the users.
What I want to really know is: Is there any way to (cross-browser, mostly IE 6+ or firefox latest build) access TWAIN on the local system and allow the user to index the images from the browser as they scan them?
Thanks for any advice or idea's you guys have!
edit: I have tried a product called DotTwain, but I was unable to get that working the way I wanted too. :(