Imaging for Windows Professional Edition Version 2.6

 

This document contains additional or updated information for Imaging for Windows which supercedes information included in the regular documentation.

DOCUMENTATION

Readme File

 

The Readme file is Readme.txt (this file). This file may be found in the Imgpro folder on the CD containing the Imaging for Windows Professional Edition software. During installation, it is copied to the Imaging Professional folder where your software is installed. Read this file carefully before attempting to install the Imaging Professional software. Directions for installing the Software are included in this file. See below.

 

Getting Started Guide

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After installation, the Getting Started Guide, gstrtman.pdf, is located in the Documentation folder where you installed Imaging for Windows Professional Edition. To view and print the Getting Started Guide, download Adobe's Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or later) from www.adobe.com.

 

Online Help

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Imaging for Windows Professional Edition contains extensive online help support. From the main application window, selecting the help menu or pressing F1 displays the help contents.

All the other dialog windows in the Imaging Professional application have context-sensitive help. Click the mouse on the question mark (?) icon on the right side of the dialog's title bar, then click on any field in the dialog for help.

 

OCX Help

 

After installation, the Imaging Professional OCX help file,imgocxd.hlp, is located in the folder where you installed the Imaging for Windows Professional Edition.

 

Developers Guide and Update

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The Imaging Professional Developer's Guide, DevGuide.pdf, and an update to the Developer's Guide, DevGuideUpdate.pdf, may be found on the root level of the CD and are not installed by the installation program.

 

Installing the Software

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Imaging for Windows Professional Edition may be installed on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000. In Windows NT 4.0 environments, make sure that operating system service pack 5 or greater is installed.

On an NT system, the software installer must be a local administrator.

Close any running applications to avoid possible file conflicts.

Insert the software CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive.

After a few seconds, the Imaging Professional 2.6 Installation screen appears.

If it does not appear, click Start and then point to Run. Locate and run the file named Install.exe in the root folder of the Imaging for Windows Professional Edition CD.

Select the Install Imaging Professional button. Follow the installation prompts on the screen.

After the software is copied to your system, the Setup complete screen appears.

Click Finish to return to the Imaging Professional 2.6 Installation screen. Install the other options or press the Exit button to end the installation.

If you select the Imaging 1.x Server Access option, you will need to know the Imaging Name Server's IP address and port number.

If you select the Enterprise Imaging Server Access option, you will be prompted to run the Enterprise Imaging setup program, i4wsupp.exe, located in the Imaging for Windows support folder (I4WSUPP) on the Enterprise Imaging Client API installation CD. The Flow Enterprise Imaging and Workflow Output tool requires the installation of the Enterprise Imaging and Workflow Client Components.

 

Installation Notes

 

Imaging Professional 2.6 installs in its own directory. Files are no longer installed to the Windows and Windows System directories. A silent mode install exists. If setup.exe is invoked with the "-s" switch, then install will execute without prompting the user.

An OCX only installation is supported from a separate install location than Imaging Professional 2.6. It is in the "OCXs Only" folder on the CD.

Enterprise Imaging software is not supplied with Imaging Professional. However, the Imaging Professional installation allows you to browse/locate the Enterprise Imaging installation component to run from the Enterprise Imaging CD. Imaging Professional 2.6 works with Enterprise Imaging 3.22 and above.

Changes made to the Standard training file (standard.trn) are lost when installing Imaging Professional. Changes made to custom training files are retained. Before installing, the user should copy or rename the standard training file, and restore it to the Imaging directory after the install completes.

User-defined defaults for Imaging for Windows are lost when installing Imaging Professional. If the user has defined rubber stamps, for example, they are lost and must be recreated in Imaging Professional.

The Setup program may underestimate the amount of space available if you choose to install Imaging Professional on a Novell NetWare drive.

Upgrading a Windows 98 system with Imaging Professional installed to Windows 2000, requires a re-installation of Imaging Professional. Some components may appear to operate, but some of the Imaging Professional functionality is inaccessible.

 

Uninstalling the Software

 

In Windows NT environments, you must log on as a local administrator to uninstall the software.

Open the Windows Control panel by clicking Start, and then point to Settings, Control Panel.

Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. The Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box appears.

Select the Install/Uninstall tab. A list of currently installed software appears.

If present, select Imaging for Windows Server Access.

Click Add/Remove. The Confirm File Deletion dialog box appears.

Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the program.

Select Imaging for Windows Professional Edition 2.6.

Click Add/Remove. The Confirm File Deletion dialog box appears.

Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the program.

 

Un-install Notes

 

On Windows NT, the uninstall procedure only clears the Imaging preferences and settings for the user who uninstalls Imaging Professional. The uninstall will not remove Registry keys that may be used by other Kodak Applications. On Windows NT, the uninstall does not delete the HKCU\Software\Kodak\WOI\ANNOTATION_TOOL_PALLETTE key, and keys under the Security ID (SID) for the current user.

 

WHAT'S NEW!

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Windows 2000

The Imaging for Windows Professional Edition Version 2.6 supports the installation and operation on Microsoft Windows 2000. TIFF JPEG Support

When saving images in the TIFF file format with JPEG compression, it is now optional to save the data following the TIFF 6.0 specification Technical Note #2. This TIFF JPEG format is part of the preliminary TIFF 7.0 standard. TIFF JPEG 6.0 without Technical Note #2 remains the default format.

Image Bookmark File Support

The Imaging for Windows Professional Edition Version 2.6 Image Bookmark file format, additionally supports IBK files embedded in 3.x Documents.

Server Access Object

The Server Access Object (SAO) has some additional methods.

CopyDocument - Copies the document.

GetDocumentDates - Gets the document's creation and modification dates.

GetKeywords - Gets the document's keywords.

SetKeywords - Puts the document's keywords.

GetNameServer - Gets the address of the 1.x NameServer from the registry.

PutNameServer - Puts the address of the 1.x NameServer into the registry.

GetVersion - Gets product version number of the Server Access Object.

LoginToServer - Logs the user onto the 1.x UNIX server.

LogOffServer - Logs the user off the 1.x UNIX server.

 

Image Edit OCX

 

The Image Edit OCX has additional properties methods for setting file options and the image color management options.

GetICMOptions - This method gets the current output option to save or convert the Color Management profile associated with an image. The color management functionality is only applied on the following operating systems: Windows 98 and above, and NT 5.0 and above.

SetICMOptions - This method sets the option to save or embed the Color Management profile attached to the image.

ForceTiffSingleStrip - This property sets or gets the option to output only single-strip TIFF pages, regardless of image size.

ShowFileOptionsDialog - This property displays the File Options dialog box which contains the ability to set the color management and TIFF settings described above.

 

Scan OCX

 

The Scan OCX has some additional methods for communicating with the TWAIN scanners:

ShowScannerSetup - This method was obsoleted in Pro 2.0, but has been updated to support the new features in TWAIN 1.8. This method displays the data source's UI.

SetCustomData - This method sets the custom data source data.

GetCustomData - This method gets the custom data source data.

GetScanCapability - The method now returns two new capabilities:

CAP_SCAN_ENABLEDSUIONLY  Does the data source support

the DG_CONTROL/DAT_USERINTERFACE/MSG_ENABLEDSUIONLY triplet?

CAP_SCAN_CUSTOMDATA  does the data source support the DG_CONTROL/DAT_CUSTOMDSDATA /MSG_GET and MSG_SET triplets?

 

Flow

 

Flow supports some additional tools:

Delete Pages - This process driver deletes specified pages from the documents being processed.

Flow - This output driver selects and runs another flow on the current image document.

WFX - This output driver output of captured documents to new WFX work folders.

Enterprise Imaging and Workflow - This output driver indexes documents to the Enterprise Imaging and Workflow system.

 

Install

 

The Imaging for Windows Professional Edition Version 2.6 now Supports a silent mode installation process for the Imaging 1.x Server Access component. This is in addition to the silent mode installation process for the base Imaging Professional component added in version 2.5.

 

Imaging 1.x Server Access

 

The Imaging 1.x Server Installation has been changed to require installation only once per system. On an NT system, this must be by a person with Administrator rights. As a result of this change, all users on a system will access the same 1.x server(s).

 

WFNT or Enterprise Imaging Server Access

 

References to WFNT (Imaging 3x Server for NT) are updated to Enterprise Imaging and Enterprise Imaging and Workflow (EIW) to reflect the updated product name.

 

NOTES

 

For the latest information and/or updates please refer to the eiStream web site, www.eiStream.com. From the Technical Support and Services page, select Imaging for Windows Professional Edition to view product information in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), download patches, and search the Tech Notes section for helpful details.

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