Scanning operations and the drivers used will differ depending on the operating system you are using. As default, the machine uses a TWAIN compliant driver when scanning documents from your applications.
For Windows® XP/Windows Vista™
Two scanner drivers are installed. A TWAIN compliant scanner driver (See TWAIN compliant) and a Windows® Imaging Acquisition (WIA) driver (See Scanning a document using the WIA driver (For Windows® XP/Windows Vista™)).
Windows® XP/Windows Vista™ users can select either driver when scanning documents.
Note Note
For ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE, see Using ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE with OCR by NUANCE™.
If your PC is protected by a firewall and is unable to network scan, you may need to configure the firewall settings to allow communication through port number 137 and 54925. For more information, see Firewall settings (For Network users).
When you scan a document, you can either use the ADF(automatic document feeder) or the scanner glass. For more information on loading the documents, see Using the ADF(available for ADF models) and Using the scanner glass in the User’s Guide.

Scanning a document using the TWAIN driver

TWAIN compliant

The Brother MFL-Pro Suite software includes a TWAIN compliant scanner driver. TWAIN drivers meet the standard universal protocol for communicating between scanners and applications. This means that you can not only scan images directly into the PaperPort™ 11SE viewer that Brother included with your machine, but you can also scan images directly into hundreds of other software applications that support TWAIN scanning. These applications include popular programs, such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® PageMaker®, CorelDraw® and many more.