An acquire or import interface, developed as a standard for communications between scanners, imaging devices, digital cameras and the computer software. TWAIN allows you to import (acquire) an image into your software. This is generally the interface of choice for the Windows platform.bhphotovideo
A protocol for exchanging information between applications and devices such as scanners and digital cameras. TWAIN makes it possible for digital cameras and software to talk with one another on PCs
Toolkit Without An Interesting Name - The software equivalent of a travel plug adapter permitting a TWAIN-compliant digital camera or scanner to bridge or communicate with, for example, an image-editing program on a computer.
A small file thats dropped into the acquire folder of programs such as Photoshop. Then you would go to Twain>Acquire and the computer would connect to the scanner or frame grabber and operate it from within the program.
(Technology Without An Industry Name). Protocol for exchanging information between applications and devices such as scanners and digital cameras. TWAIN makes it possible for digital cameras and software to communicate with each other on PCs.