[sf-perl] Writing a perl program for windows.

Thomas Brightbill thomas at brightbill.net
Sat Feb 19 13:22:26 PST 2011

If I understand your post, it sounds like the program needs to actually 
do the scanning.  If that's really the case, I'm wondering if TWAIN 
might be the way to go.  I found Win32::Scanner::EZTWAIN in CPAN.

SANE might be an alternative to TWAIN and it looks like there are a 
couple of modules for that in CPAN as well.

If the users are sophisticated enough to do their own scanning, then it 
would seem that they should be able to upload the scanned image via a 
web form or attach it to an e-mail.


On 2/19/2011 7:30 AM, Richard Reina wrote:
> I have been asked to write a program that makes it very easy for our
> contractors in the field to scan and email us documents from the
> field. Something that the user can download and install with a few
> clicks and that  assumes no more user proficiency than being able to
> plug the scanner into the computer and follow prompts. Since 99% of
> our contractors use windows I have to write it for windows. I am an
> intermediate perl programmer at best but and willing to roll up my
> sleeves and do whatever it takes. I was wondering however, if anyone
> had any advice on where to start?
> Thanks,
> Richard

Thomas Brightbill
thomas at brightbill.net

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