It is disturbing to think that the Windows WIA interface would be suggested as a better alternative to the TWAIN interface for importing scans.
WIA drivers have been much more stable. TWAIN drivers have been a huge problem, causing a lot of crashes that customers have a difficult time diagnosing.
WIA support works with my Epson Scanner with Photoshop CS6 (x64) which is more than the Epson drivers can. To use Epson drivers I have to use the 32 bit version - but it works very well and with none of the plug-in related issues I had in CS5
WIA support is very limited and as far as I can tell from testing only produces 8-bit BMP images from the scan, and really just suited for quick scanning of text and non critical images.
Whereas my interest is scanning at 48 bit, negatives or transparencies so the only road there to use the manufacturers driver software
I read the article and did not read it as a ringing endorsement of WIA but a method of getting images into Photoshop - but does not really detail the pros and cons of WIA
i have no problem about acquring images from cameras.
but i can't acquire images from scanners with bridge correctly..
Bridge does not have the function to acquire images directly from scanners. You would scan your images to file and store them in a folder and Bridge can display the scanned images in that folder.
Got it, thank you Gene.