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On-screen panel Sirs , I have recently got my scanner online and working --- I would like to be able to acquire a free Twain Dialog Box --on screen panel to pre-view my documents , my Users guide said it is available through " PHOTOSHOP " but I am unable to obtain this . My current on screen panel will scan only . can you please help/advise ? Thank-You N M Barrett-Cross ( offcut )

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    Steve Nordquist May 11, 2010

    Well, what kind of machine are you using it on, OS X or Windows XP?  In general the driver provides most of the scanning functions, and you're stuck with the interfaces provided ...what -model- are you even talking about?  This isn't that general... 

      You may be able to buy an excellent SilverFast driver if you use Mac OS X, but under Windows I expect you can watch Photoshop fake previews (it's really scanning each time) or try using IrfanView or the GIMP plus plugins.
      There are other free imaging programs too, of course....  Photoshop is a common generic name for image editing programs, though why people would pick a $400 application to call generic, other than it was used by tabloids to make fake hideous images, is terrible to contemplate.


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I have found technical support for my scanner @

Although the scanner is marketed as a pb diamond 1200 plus ,
it is a mustek bearpaw product .
To gain access to the support team, you must register your own details , your machine's serial No and model , date of acquisition etc ,
I am awaiting their reply .

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Posted on Jun 18, 2008

Dear team ,
my apologies-- my machine is a pb diamond 1200 plus --I run on windows XP SP3 now,. but I am looking for the Twain Dialog box to pre-scan my documents . My scanner works but my computer refuses to acknowledge it for scanning to e-mail etc .
The users guide recommended acquisition through " PHOTOSHOP " but I have not had any luck to date --can you please help?


N M Barrett-Cross ( offcut )

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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