Reference Guide


Scanner Software Introductions


TWAIN-compliant Applications

This product is controlled by your computer via a TWAIN-compliant driver called EPSON Scan.

EPSON Scan directly controls all of the features of this product. With this software you can scan images in color, grayscale, or black and white and obtain professional quality results. This program is the standard cross-platform interface between this product and most applications. You can access it from any application that supports the TWAIN standard.

Note for Mac OS X users:
Depending on your application, you may not be able to access EPSON Scan from the application.


TWAIN is a standard for the application program interface (API) between image input devices (such as scanners) and applications which control the image input devices.

Using a TWAIN-compliant application and a TWAIN-compliant scanner with a TWAIN-compliant driver enables users to operate any scanner in the same manner.

TWAIN-compliant Applications

This product is a TWAIN-compliant device. You can scan images using a TWAIN-compliant image processing application.

EPSON Smart Panel is a TWAIN-compliant image processing application that is included in this product's package. We recommend that you use this software.

You can also scan images using common TWAIN-compliant applications such as Adobe Photoshop.

While in a TWAIN-compliant application, when you select a scan command to scan an image, EPSON Scan starts and scans the image with the specified settings.



This product

Command for
scanning an image

an image

While the TWAIN-compliant application may appear to be controlling this product in the scanning process, it is EPSON Scan which is actually doing the job.

You can use the EPSON Scan screen to specify various settings for scanning.

You can operate EPSON Scan in the same way on both Windows and Macintosh. This guide explains the operation procedure using Windows examples.


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