Windows Image Acquisition Drivers
The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) programming interface is a Still Image (STI) architecture for Windows. This documentation explains how to develop a WIA driver that supports communication to imaging devices such as digital cameras and scanners.
WIA is a full-featured imaging architecture that has evolved from the Windows STI model. WIA provides robustness, reliability, a consistent user experience, and built-in driver support for industry standard protocols such as the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) for cameras.
For information about programming imaging applications, see the WIA Application Programming Interface.
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