Digital still cameras that stream video while tethered must have WDM stream class drivers as defined in "Still Image Devices" in the Windows DDK.
B184.108.40.206.1 Vendor provides a WIA driver or supports Picture Transfer Protocol (PIMA 15740) in camera firmware.
Scanner vendors must provide a WIA driver. Digital camera vendors can implement one of the following solutions:
Provide a camera-specific WIA driver.
Ensure the camera firmware adheres to the mandatory commands in the PTP (PIMA 15740) standard.
Implement support compliant with the USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only or CBI specification and use the Microsoft Usbstor.sys storage driver.
Still image devices are supported under WIA architecture or PIMA 15740. For the Windows Logo Program, the scanner vendor must provide a WIA driver. For digital cameras, however, vendors have theses options:
Provide a camera-specific WIA driver.
Ensure the camera firmware adheres to the mandatory commands in the PIMA 15740 standard.
Implement support compliant with the USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only specification and use the Microsoft Usbstor.sys storage driver.
These choices are available because Windows provides a WIA driver for PIMA 15740 and USB Mass Storage Class devices, accomplishing the same functional purpose.
Note: Optimal user experience is seamless integration of the imaging peripheral with the Windows environment. The operating system detects hot-pluggable WIA devices such as digital cameras, providing a seamless interface with the device. For persistent-connection devices, such as scanners, implementation of device events via buttons and sensors will deliver this functionality after initial installation.
See "Still Image Drivers" in the Windows DDK.
B220.127.116.11.3 Driver supports TWAIN 1.7, if TWAIN support is implemented.
For devices with a TWAIN data source, the device driver must support the TWAIN Specification, Version 1.7, ensuring that the device can run without a hardware-specific user interface and download n number of images at a single time.
B18.104.22.168 "Color Management for Still Image Devices" in the Windows DDK
See related background information at http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/tech/color/.
Note: This list provides complete titles and web locations for references cited. The listing of a reference here does not imply that complete compliance with that reference is a Windows Logo Program requirement.
B22.214.171.124 Photographic and Imaging Manufacturers Association (PIMA) 15740, "Requirements for communication with digital photography devices"
B126.96.36.199 USB Still Image Capture Device Definition, V.0.9 or later
A digital still camera must use either USB or IEEE 1394 port connections. Other port connections may be present on the device, if these port connections meet Logo Program requirements.
It is possible to create a camera that appears to the operating system to be a storage device (and not a camera) by supporting the USB Mass Storage Class specification in camera firmware. In this case, the device is a storage device and must adhere to storage specifications. However, Microsoft will not grant a "Designed for Windows" logo to cameras that only appear as hard drives to Windows. The reason for this exclusion is that such a device is specifically not designed for Windows, and it loses functionality when attached to a Windows-based PC. A camera that is designed for Windows retains camera functionality when attached, so the user can take advantage of the imaging feature sets in Windows.
Devices that create sRGB output must associate the "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm" Windows default ICC profile with the device.
Devices using a vendor-supplied ICC profile or profiles must associate this profile or profiles with the device.
Windows supports using color profiles that comply with the Specification ICC.1:1998-09 File Format for Color Profiles. The ICM APIs and functionality for Windows are defined in the Microsoft Platform SDK and the Windows DDK. For more information, see the Color Management web page at http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/tech/color/
For color-capable devices that do not default to sRGB output, the vendor must install and associate one or more ICC profiles for ICM. Devices that are sRGB compliant do not need to provide an ICC profile. The sRGB profile is distributed in Windows.
The requirements for sRGB are defined in IEC 61966-2-1 Multimedia systems and equipment – Colour measurement and management – Part 2-1: Colour management – Default RGB colour space – sRGB.
A digital still camera must provide the user with the option to store images in a JPEG-compressed format.
B188.8.131.52 Asynchronous imaging device with an IEEE 1394 interface uses SBP2Port
SBP2Port.sys is the IEEE 1394 transport driver in Windows. It provides transport services for SCSI-like commands over IEEE 1394. Scanners must use SBP2Port to communicate over IEEE 1394 if converting the device from a SCSI or SCSI-like interface. Implementation details for bus-specific transfer protocols are defined in the “Storage Drivers” section of the Windows DDK.