If you’re a software developer automating a document scanning system there’s a chance you’ll need to deal with multiple document scanners. Allowing someone to choose a scanner by clicking a choice in a window works fine for most cases; but sometimes you need to make the choice for them. It is supposed to be an automated system after all.

Now, this won’t be needed by most people. It becomes useful if you need to switch programatically between document scanners. It is how to get a program to select a scanner.

There are other solutions around that rely on certain settings in the Windows registry. They do work in many cases. However, if you need the solution to match the pure TWAIN specification, this one’s for you. It talks to the TWAIN Source Manager and has it select the active device.

One of the advantages of this is that it can also list information about all of the scanners that the Source Manager knows about. Other solutions such as popping up the "Choose Scanner" window, give your program no information at all about what choices are being presented.

The benefits of having a program choose a predetermined scanner include:

  • the right choice is always made,

  • it’s done with fewer clicks, and

  • it skips the delays associated with the user realizing s/he needs to make a choice and figuring out which one it should be.

If speed and accuracy are important then ScanSet will give them to you.

If you need to check things, like the correct document scanner is present before committing to a potentially expensive or time wasting activity, then ScanSet is for you.

A few dollars up front can save many more in the long run. It just makes good business sense.

What Does It Cost?

It’s $5 USD. You should be able to recover the cost of that in workflow savings over a very short period of time. It should also be affordable for most people. Developers can even include it in their own software.

Where Do I Get It?

Right here:


Get It For Free

I know you don’t want to buy it if it doesn’t do what you need. How can you be sure?

There are some things that annoy me about "trialware" but they really are the best way to see if something works for you. So, please download a copy of the real thing and try it for free.

If it doesn’t suit, you’ve lost a few minutes but then you’ll know.

If it is what you’re looking for, it is pretty easy to buy a copy that’s yours forever.

The free download is the full product with all features intact and no limitations at all. The free license key simply lets you use it for up to 30 days to see if it is what you want.


Requires Windows (XP/Vista/7/8/10).

More Information

Read the frequently asked questions: FAQ.

Read the documentation: Documentation

Old Versions

You can find older versions of the program on the ScanSet Download page.

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