Morena is Image Acquisition Framework for Java Platform - a bridge between the image acquisition hardware (scanners, cameras) and Java world. To communicate with the hardware, it uses standard interfaces - Twain for Mac OS X and Windows, and Sane for number of Unix platforms (AIX, BeOS, Darwin, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS2, Solaris, Unixware). It offers to developer an intuitive, unique and efficient API.
To incorporate scanning capability into your application, you can use very simple API instead of studying hundreds pages of specifications. In the simplest case you need to call just one method to acquire an image, but you can also set contrast, brightness, image frame or many other parameters if necessary.