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TWAIN Plugin

Jul 11, 2011 8:10 AM

I'm trying to use photoshop CS 5 or 5.5 to scan an image, but I'm discovering that apparently the TWAIN Plugin doesn't work.  I've downloaded the latest one on Adobe's site which is listed as being for CS 5 and I've tried installing it and/or placing the Plugin in the plugins > import/export folder just as the instructions on Adobe's site said but when I go to "file > import" there is no twain option at all.  I've tried using Photoshop CS5 and CS 5.5 in both 32 and 64 bit modes.  I've also tried restarting the computer and starting Photoshop again in both 32 and 64 bit mode, but with no success.  What did Adobe not include in the instructions that I'm missing?  Is there any possible way to even get TWAIN working in Photoshop as it's suppose to?

 
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    Jul 11, 2011 9:38 AM   in reply to sperry1975

    On addition to twain, you may need a driver for your scanner.

     

    http://www.twain.org/drivers.shtm

     

    Best to post what model you have in the title next time, as someone else may spot your post better that has that model?

     

    By not working I assume your scanner is not found, or let us know if you experiencing application quits.

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 11:17 AM   in reply to sperry1975
    but I'm discovering that apparently the TWAIN Plugin doesn't work

    as youve discovered CS5 is not "installed standard" with twain anymore... (my english)

     

    twain crap (32 bit and all)! goto this site:

     

    http://www.hamrick.com

     

    download VueScan... works wery well

     

    G

     

    Edit: make sure you download the 64 bit version...

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 12:05 PM   in reply to sperry1975

    if you stuck on using the twain plug in (presuming its installed correctly) you must start up Photoshop in 32 bit mode.

     

    G

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 12:23 PM   in reply to Grant H

    The plugin is not limited to 32 bit addressing -- but most scanner drivers are.  I've only seen a few drivers from Canon supporting 64 bit addressing.

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:46 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    i meant twain driver...

     

    G

     

    but most scanner drivers are.  I've only seen a few drivers from Canon supporting 64 bit addressing.

    edit: thats also why i suggested the driver/s from hamrick

     

    G

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 2:55 PM   in reply to sperry1975
    "I've tried using Photoshop CS5 and CS 5.5 in both 32 and 64 bit modes."It's NOT working in 32 bit or 64 bit mode

    oops...

     

    anyway why don't you try VueScan as I suggested.... it works well!

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 3:09 PM   in reply to sperry1975

    If you can't see your scanner in 32 or 64 bit mode - then something is missing.

     

    You may not have the TWAIN plugin installed with Photoshop, or the scanner driver may not be installed.

     

    But if both are installed, then it will show up in at least 32 bit mode (and 64 bit if it's a recent driver).

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 3:21 PM   in reply to sperry1975

    OK,  if the scanner driver is working outside of Photoshop, then you need to double check the TWAIN plugin.

     

    Is it in the Plug-Ins folder for the right version of Photoshop?  Is it uncompressed?  Does it show up in the Photoshop -> Help -> System Info list of installed plugins?

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 3:50 PM   in reply to Grant H

    VueScan is not a free application.

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 3:51 PM   in reply to sperry1975
     
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    Jul 12, 2011 1:51 PM   in reply to sperry1975

    OK, so the TWAIN plugin is installed and working.

     

    But there are no scanner drivers installed, or you are running in 64 bit and your scanner driver doesn't support 64 bit.

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 5:23 PM   in reply to sperry1975

    I explained the possibilities.

     

    Now you need to get your scanner driver installed.

     

    There is no TWAIN option in the menu because you have zero TWAIN drivers installed.

    It doesn't show up as TWAIN, just with the name of the scanners installed.

     
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