MiraScan, the driver of a scanner, is TWAIN-compliant and designed to be user-friendly with its iconlized user interface. Besides, MiraScan implements all the functions such as color-enhancement, descreen and built-in self error detection that improves scanning quality and speed.
The following window appears when the MiraScan TWAIN driver is invoked.
contains the File menu, the Settings menu, the Image menu and the Help menu.
contains six buttons that you can click on. These buttons include Invert, Mirror, Brightness/ Contrast, Color Adjustment, Tone/Histogram and Remove Film Color. Tooltips pop up to explain the button function when positioning the mouse on a button.
contains Image type, Original, Scan Mode, Resolution, Scale, Color Wizard and Descreen. You can select appropriate items from each combo box.
contains Preview, Zoom, Scan and Cancel. To get a whole view of your document, use Preview. To get a close-up look of the scanning area, use Zoom. To begin scanning. use Scan. And to cancel the preview, zoom or scan process, use Cancel.
Preview Picture Area
The preview picture area is where you can see your image in rough quality and point each individual pixel that you want to read the value from. You can also set the scanning area to see an instant preview of the effects caused by parameter changes from those Image functions. There are two rulers to help you set the scanning area.
contains the process indicator and status bar. The process indicator shows the completed scanning job. The status bar shows dimensions of the scanning area and the scanning status.
The following sections of this chapter are detailed guidance of all the MiraScan driver functions.