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Just wanted to say Thanks for the information and update you on my progress.
I have taken the plunge and made some progress in my quest to ” Keep thinks Simple “
Since my original message, I have done some research and came across a wealth of information and resources. I have worked with several methods and even learned a few things in the mean time.
I am now somewhat knowledgeable on terms such as: DS, DSM, API, and am slowly picking up on the meaning of TWAIN Wrappers.
Some of the methods I used were from Dosadi EZTwain, another was a Generic DS called GenDS. This was quite helpful to test my application/s as it provided a Virtual Scanner.
I am still trying to decide what is the best way to provide an Easy To Use interface for Basic Scanning and am trying to determine how to keep the Windows Twain32.dll so not to modify my system so much.
I have gotten close with EZTwain, but found it is a mere Wrapper and will eventually require payment, but I like what it can do and being it is in Visual Basic, made it easier for me to make changes.
C++ is still a bit of a struggle for me ( As is VB ) but, what better way to learn something, than to just Jump In.
I like the HP Scanner, it is an Officejet Pro L7580 and is well designed as far as the Mechanical Systems, ADF is Sturdy and Reliable, Duplex WOW and seems to be a keeper.
As Far as the Software, they are as bad as Microsoft !!!
Some people like it Simple, but yet are Forced to have it all.
My biggest complaint and the reason I am forced to do what I am doing is all because of Auto Crop.
There is nothing more frustrating than having full size pages come out as smaller fragments, because the feature misidentified the image and saw the blank space as a void. I am faced with having to check each page and resize it accordingly. This is a big deal on hundreds of pages.
Seems like HP thinks everyone scans pictures of the grandkids, one at a time, even if an ADF is included.
I am certain there is not work around and looked at every possible way to shut this down and force a fixed page size.
Also, there are soooo many other settings that are just overkill.
This is something I have always disliked about HP, but yet they keep on getting carried away with their software.
I tried asking them for an alternative, they responded with something I was already aware of and it was for IT departments as a Basic Driver, but again Overkill.
A Simple interface is all I want.
Thanks again for your response and Happy Holidays.