After the user has established a TWAIN session, selected a TWAIN source, and set the desired capabilities of the TWAIN source, he or she is ready to acquire images or image data from that source. LEADTOOLS provides the following functions for acquiring images and image data from a TWAIN source:
The L_TwainAcquire function acquires one or more images from a TWAIN source. If an LTWAINBITMAPCALLBACK function is defined and a pointer passed to this function to L_TwainAcquire, the callback function will receive each image acquired from the source. This makes it possible to process each image as desired.
If only one image is acquired, and a callback function is not supplied, the pBitmap parameter of L_TwainAcquire is updated with the acquired image.
Within the LTWAINBITMAPCALLBACK function, call the L_TwainGetExtendedImageInfo function to get extended image information that is included if the TWAIN source is a barcode reader or a digital camera.
L_TwainFreeExtendedImageInfoStructure will free the TW_EXTIMAGEINFO structure that the L_TwainGetExtendedImageInfo function retrieves.
For more information about TW_EXTIMAGEINFO, refer to the TWAIN specification.
The L_TwainAcquireList function acquires one or more images from the TWAIN source and stores them in the specified LEAD bitmap list.
The L_TwainAcquireMulti or L_TwainFastAcquire function acquires one or more images from a TWAIN source and saves the image(s) to one or more files. If the file format used does not support multipage files, then the images will be saved to a series of files named by appending the image number to a base file name. If the file format used does support multipage files, then the image(s) will be saved to one or more files based on the bMultiPageFile parameter. If this parameter is FALSE, then images will be saved to a series of files named by appending the image number to a base file name. If this parameter is TRUE, the image(s) will be saved to one multipage file named using only the base file name.
The L_TwainAcquireMulti function takes an optional parameter a pointer to an LTWAINACQUIRECALLBACK callback function. This callback function is called twice for each page scanned using the L_TwainAcquireMulti function. It is called the first time when the Twain source begins scanning the page. It is called the second time when the Twain source has finished scanning the page.
The functions listed above can acquire images in the following transfer modes:
|Native||Gets the bitmaps being scanned into the memory as a whole.|
|Memory Buffered||Gets images from the source as strips of data. These strips can be merged to get the whole image.|
|File||Gets the images from the source to a disk file.|
Also, to stop the acquire process, call L_TwainCancelAcquire inside LTWAINACQUIRECALLBACK for an acquire process started by the L_TwainAcquireMulti function.
To stop acquiring images only from the feeder of the TWAIN source using the L_TwainAcquire function, call the L_TwainStopFeeder function in the LTWAINBITMAPCALLBACK callback function when it is fired.
To stop acquiring images only from the feeder of the TWAIN source using the L_TwainAcquireMulti function, call the L_TwainStopFeeder function in the LTWAINACQUIRECALLBACK callback function when it is fired.