It’s amazing how quickly manufacturers abandon support for older hardware devices. This is nowhere more evident than when it comes to scanners. The gradual shift from 32- to 64-bit computing threatens to leave even more perfectly serviceable scanners in the box marked “obsolete”, but there may be a future for your old machine yet – at a cost.
VueScan works with just about every computer out there, supporting Linux, Mac and all versions of Windows up to Windows 10. More importantly, it supports 1,500 flatbed and film scanners, even if drivers are no longer available for the computer you’re running. Consequently, it enables you to dust down your trusty old scanner and continue using it despite the manufacturer’s attempts to force an upgrade.
It’s incredibly simple to use, with a neat wizard-based approach to scanning for the novice, and an Advanced button for those with a bit more experience. The results are impressive, and it’s worth considering even if your scanner is currently supported by Windows. You can output to JPEG, TIF, PDF and even access OCR-capabilities for extracting text from scanned images – English is provided by default, download other language files from here. VueScan can also output your scan directly to your printer, effectively turning your existing equipment into a serviceable photocopying machine.
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The trial version is fully functional, although watermarks are placed across any scanned images, so you’ll have to buy it before you can get the most out of it. A four-computer licence costs US$40 for the Standard Edition or US$80 for the Professional Edition.
VueScan is compatible with the Brother DCP-L2540DW on Windows x86, Windows x64, Windows RT, Windows 10 ARM, Mac OS X and Linux. If you're using Windows and you've installed a Brother driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver. Explore the best All categories software for Mac. Browse our catalog of over 50 000 mac apps. MacUpdate is serving app downloads since 1997. VueScan is a simple tool that is compatible with most flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is quite handy because, you can use it without making any changes to your computer or any existing scanner applications you may already have. It can read the file systems HFS (Mac OS.
Version 9 introduces both 32- and 64-bit builds, and promises to be faster and more responsive than previous versions. The user interface has also been revamped to make it easier to use, giving up more screen space for the scanner preview and consists of a single file, which can be copied on to USB flash drive for running as a portable application if you wish.
An essential purchase if your scanner is no longer supported by the manufacturer and you can’t get it to work on your new computer.
MIAMI, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Many vendors have chosen not to update their old software to be 64-bit or include the new code-signing which has orphaned thousands of models.
VueScan 9.7 from Hamrick Software enables macOS Catalina users to continue using their existing scanners.
Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan - the world's most widely used scanning software – is rapidly increasing its customer base (already above 800,000) as people are turning to VueScan to ensure their scanner still works.
Tried and trusted for 20 years, the developers at Hamrick Software have recently released VueScan 9.7, which enables Mac OS Catalina users to continue using their existing scanners.
Ed Hamrick, President of Hamrick Software, says 'One of the main things that Apple has done in Catalina is remove support for running 32-bit programs. Scanners don't wear out and people like to use their scanners for a long time, sometimes for 10 or 15 years. However, most vendor-supplied scanner drivers are 32-bit programs on Mac OS and don't work on Catalina. VueScan lets people to continue using their scanners on Catalina, saving the environment and saving money.'
Some notable scanners that work with VueScan 9.7 and don't work with the vendor-supplied software on Catalina are most Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanners, most Canon DR-series document scanners, many older Epson flatbed and film scanners, many older Canon scanners and most PIE and Reflecta film scanners. Support for Plustek OpticFilm film scanners on Catalina is almost ready to release and will be available in the next month.
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