NOTE: This is tested with XDR 3.2.16. Lately XDR keeps changing stuff with TWAIN. I used to be able to create a mount with Tiles and could set Orientation options but none of that is working. XDR is my least favorite program to deal with Twain. But this version seems better then the last. One thing interesting, if you import about 20 to 30 5MB Jpeg Images into XDR, the entire program just crashes. I decided when sending images to XDR from Twain, the Twain driver will cut the resolution of photos in half to prevent crashing if someone takes a lot of images not inside a mount, but only if the calling executable is XDR.exe. I highly recommend storing images in a layout, even if the layout doesn’t have tiles.

1. Install the IOC Snapshot software. If you need a link for the download it is:


Enter in the license key when you see this window. If you would like to use a trial key, this one is good for 2 weeks.


2. Open XDR and and click on Fast Image and then click Scanner.

3. Now you may start taking images with the IOC Snapshot Twain driver.

  • If you want to take images from an iPhone or Android camera via Wifi, click the Phone and DSLR Button and start taking images. If the Windows Defender Firewall asks, checkmark all the buttons and click the Allow access button. Be sure to use the Private Wifi for the office and NOT the guest Wifi. It also helps to use the 5GHz spectrum instead of 2.4 GHz for faster transfer rates between the PC and Phone.

Open the IOC Snapshot app on the phone and choose a computer from the list. Now take an image.

  • If you want to take images from a Canon EOS Camera, connect a USB cable to the Camera or pair the camera in the Canon EOS Utility that comes with your camera for Wifi. The USB cable method is more reliable.
  • If you want to take images from an intraoral camera, choose your camera from the dropdown list. Your camera should have been configured in the blue camera program and you can also enable Still Pin acquisition if your camera has the capability.

3. When you are finished, click the Acquire button and then close the Twain window.

4. Now we have to assign the images to a patient. Click on Assign to Patient.

5. Find the patient, highlight the patient and click Get Patient.

6. Click on Put Into Layout.

7. Normally you could choose a layout and be finished. But since we don’t have a Layout for this lets create a new layout without any tiles. Click on Create Layout.

8. Give the layout a name (I called this iPhone) and click on Save Layout.

9. Now that we have a layout to put images to, click on iPhone and Start Selected Layout.

10. Now click Back to Layout.

11. You will be present with this Caution warning. Click Acknowledged. All done.