We already have a well-established web based application that runs on php and mysql. Recently, we thought of moving it to desktop application because we need the application to access newly bought scanners. we need to take scan of documents and associate them their respective data/record.
before it is moved to desktop application, is there a possiblity that PHP could access the scanner, take snap shot and save the pictures in JPG or PNG format? can it even communicate with any hard ware at all?
already programmed classes would be appreciated.