Answer: An image capture API for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. The standard was first released in 1992, and is currently ratified at version 1.9 as of January 2000. TWAIN is typically used as an interface between image processing software and a scanner or digital camera.
The word TWAIN is from Kipling's "The Ballad of East and West" - "...and never the twain shall meet...", reflecting the difficulty, at the time, of connecting scanners and personal computers. It was up-cased to TWAIN to make it more distinctive. This led people to believe it was an acronym, and then to a contest to come up with an expansion. None were selected, but the entry "Technology Without An Interesting Name" continues to haunt the standard. "
ok im asking this for a friend..this person has uninstall and reinstall his scanner its a epson RX 600, copier, printer and scanner..sames to work fine when using the printer and copier but not on the scanner, he has tried to update the drivers but nothing, says cant connect and bout the twain
i dont know if this is true but you only need the twain driver if you wont to scan the image and print with the program that came with your scanner program if you just wont to scan to disk i dont think you need the twain driver,as i said i dont know if its true,but i havent got or loaded a twain driver for my scanner unless xp did it for me but i dont scan/print i scan to disk then print with another app,and xp has a default twain driver built in as far as i know,but as usual i most likly am wrong lol.
lol..he uses windows xp and not finding the driver for it, ive been over to his house to try it myself and i had no luck finding it..ok..umm.. when i got to System Properties then Device Manager double click on CD Rom then it says SAMUNG DVD..sc rom umm says this device is not working properly then i try to update the driver but nothing ..