File Extension DS

File type: TWAIN Data Source File

About the DS file type:

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The DS file extension is used by the Data Source of the imaging standard TWAIN. Actually, TWAIN is an Application Program Interface (API) specification and is not an acronym although some developers have playfully associated it with the meaning Technology Without An Important Name (TWAIN). This technology provides the communication link between the computer system and the image capture device normally identified as TWAIN compliant applications. This implementation omits the requirement of having distinct drivers or API deployments for the device and the accessing software. Every camera, scanner, and similar image capture device is supported by one TWAIN driver which can communicate with virtually any type of program intended for the manipulation and storage of images. The layers of the TWAIN architecture supported by the DS file extension functions with adjacent layers to transmit image files from the input device to the running application. Under the Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System platform, the TWAIN source manager is incorporated by default. This manager provides a list of possible imaging data sources like specific camera or scanner types.

Detailed information for file extension DS

Category: Executable Files
File format: Open-Source
Open with Windows: Adobe Photoshop or any TWAIN compliant Image Editing software
Open with Linux: TWAIN compliant Image Editing software
The DS file extension adheres to the architectural layer of TWAIN where each delivers a distinct functionality in the image transfer process. The Application Layer focuses on the particular program executed by the user for retrieving the image from the capture device. This application facilitates the request for an image to send instruction to the TWAIN Data Source. This Data Source represented by the DS ile extension is the software component which was developed by the hardware vendor specifically for the bundled device. This translates the commands between TWAIN and the device drivers. A dialog box may be displayed by the data source depending on the application being run by the user. Normally, the DS file extension is responsible for requiring user input in terms of hardware device setting selections. The Device Driver is the recipient of the commands issued by the DS file extension and passes it on to the device to accurately test its status and initiate the image capture process. The last layer is the Still Image Device represented by the physical device like a digital camera or scanner that is used for image capturing.