Does anyone have experience with incorporating the actual physical scanning of documents via a web application? In other words, I want to allow the user of the web application to scan documents into the web application using hardware at their location WITHOUT creating a image file. I want to create a binary stream of the image and then load it into an image column in a SQL Server 2000 database. I looked on the web and found Atalasoft DotImageR 2.0 which is around $500 and TwainPROT v4 for around $200 to name a couple. I'm not sure if these apps can do what I want or if there is anything available that can. Can anyone shed some light on this requirement both pro and con? Also, suggestion of alternative approaches would be appreciated.