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I have a Sharp AR5220d - I've downloaded and installed correctly the TWAIN driver from Sharp's website.

Everything works smoothly but I'd like to use this scanner with a free application (better) or a small paid one like VueScan.

It works perfectly but since I'm unable to force the TWAIN driver utilization - I get fewer options and mainly I'm not able to use duplex.

Any hints on how to force the TWAIN driver?

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windows? linux? osx? – Nifle Dec 10 '10 at 12:47
Aw! Sorry for being dumb... Windows 7 32 bit :) – Pitto Dec 14 '10 at 16:04
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Take a look at IrfanView.

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This submenu contains one item: From Scanner or Camera. This allows you to create a new image that is acquired from either a scanner or camera attached to your computer. The scanner or camera must support Windows Image Acquisition 2.0 (WIA).

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Paperscan works with a TWAIN driver for scanners on the system.

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