Canon LIDE 25 - Win7 64-Bit

 I recently bought a Bosch Fridge Freezer. Bosch are doing cash back at the moment and I needed to scan or photograph my proof of purchase. I managed to photograph it, but really I needed a scanner. So I hit the ebays and won an auction on a Canon LIDE 25. According to the matrix Mile High Guy posted on technet it is a supported scanner in Windows 7 64-Bit. It is, but not in the way you think. If you first download and install the drivers from Canon UK, then attach your LIDE 25. It will detect the scanner then apply the drivers. The only downside? it doesn’t support WIA, only Twain 32. So Twain apps are fine (Photoshop Elements Organiser), WIA apps will ignore it (Windows Live Photogallery). For Photoshop you have three options: If you have a suitably old version, just use it no problems, for CS5 or Elements Editor in 32-Bit pickup the twain32 plugin & finally for 64-bit like CS6 Beta download a free copy of VueScan. VueScan Free has nag screens, but in concert with Twain32 for Photoshop Elements 9 Editor and complete compatibility in Organiser it all works now.