VueScan is a scanning program that works with most flatbed and film scanners in place of software supplied by the equipment manufacturers. It is claimed to produce scans of excellent color fidelity and color balance and save them in any of several file formats, including optical character recognition (OCR) of text. It provides a number of features not available with many manufacturer-supplied packages, and provides a single consistent user interface for all scanners (and digital cameras) under Linux, Mac OS 9 and OS X (10.2 through 10.5), and Windows (95 through Vista). Older non-Windows systems may require downloading discontinued versions, which are still available.
VueScan communicates with the hardware directly rather than through the standard TWAIN interface; this often improves scanning speed.
In addition to reading images from a scanner, files generated by scanners, digital cameras, or any other source may be read and processed with VueScan's graphic editing tools. However, VueScan does not claim to be a general-purpose image editor.
Thinstall is an Application Virtualization Platform that enables complex software to be delivered as self-contained EXE files which can run instantly with zero installation from any data source. The core of Thinstall VS is the Virtual Operating System, a small light-weight component which is embedded with each “Thinstalled” application.