CmdTwain 2.12 has been released and it produces better PDFs for multipage documents.
CmdTwain 2.11 provides a scan to PDF option. It works great for single page scans and it does support multiple pages. But, the two don’t work together quite as intended. People were reporting that the first page scanned was getting placed as the last page in the PDF.
The cause is due to how filenames (for the pages) are sorted within the program. It uses the whole filename including the extension during the sort. For backward compatability reasons, page one is always named (something).jpg and pages two on are named (something)-00002.jpg etc. The character ‘.’ is stored internally with a value of 46. The character ‘-‘ has a value of 45. This always puts "(something).jpg" after "(something)-(anything)" which is not how it needs to be.
CmdTwain 2.12 comes with an improved sort routine that handles these cases properly.
CmdTwain 2.10 was released a while ago and it has some really nice new features. The one that many of you will be interested in is the ability to scan multiple pages.
It has been able to scan multiple pages for a while now but, wow, was it hard! With version 2.10 that changed significantly. Here’s what happened …
Continue reading Scan Multiple Pages with CmdTwain
A new version of CmdTwain has been released. This one rolls back the move to Visual Studio 2013 so that those of you still using Windows XP can also still use CmdTwain. CmdTwain 2.03 has some new features too – but its main focus is on working with all of your existing installations. Continue reading CmdTwain 2.03 even runs on Windows XP
CmdTwain 2.02 has just been released. It is a minor tweak to 2.01 in that /SOURCE no longer accesses the default scanner (so if you don’t have one you should be able to see that and install or select one). You don’t get a “check cables …” message when simply choosing a scanner.
It also includes an optional GUI (graphical user interface). I suspect most of you get CmdTwain because you can just click on something and have it scan, or run a program from within your program to get a scan. That hasn’t changed. That’s all still there and it works exactly the same way as it always has. However, some people have been asking for a GUI so I’ve added an extra program that pops up a user interface, allows people to choose things, and provides a scan button. When they click that, it runs the normal CmdTwain program.
Continue reading CmdTwain 2.02
Okay. CmdTwain version 2 is now done and available. Just download it through the normal link on the product page.
Continue reading CmdTwain 2.01
We are all very used to using a graphical user interface (GUI) theses days. Continue reading The Best of the Command Line and a GUI
A while ago, I was doing a project where I needed to cut an image into small pieces so a user could click on different parts to trigger different actions. It was a fun little project but Continue reading Cut a picture into two
Sometimes scanners just make our lives difficult. They have silly defaults and, sometimes, no way to change them. I’ve heard of one scanner that always scans the same size regardless of what you tell it. Its view is, “you can fix that in software.”
I’ve heard of another where it always scans upside down. Probably there is a feeder or it’s installed somewhere where you can’t insert the paper any other way.
So, for the times where it really shouldn’t be this difficult, I’ve added a program to the GssEziSoft collection called FixPic. It will turn pictures around or flip them over if you need it to.
You could also use it to update a batch of pictures (if you have a stack of old sideways scans, or something like that).
People must like the width and height option (/WH w.w h.h) because some of you are using it.
That’s how I found out it was only doing squares.
Continue reading CmdTwain 1.06
CmdTwain 1.05 is for those of you using the scanner button.
Continue reading CmdTwain 1.05 Released