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VueScan

$39.95
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5.18
  • Total Downloads:
    102,958
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited supported devices); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    91
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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You've got a scanner, but to scan images into your PC, you need software like VueScan from Hamrick Software. VueScan is compatible with most flatbed and film scanners, and their software, which means you can use it without making any changes to your PC or existing scanner software. VueScan's processing features can restore faded colors and perform other professional-type adjustments, but it's also easy to use. VueScan is free to try, though the trial version places a watermark on saved images. The free trial might also support fewer devices, though the list of supported devices is so long that we can't imagine what could be left off. VueScan supports Windows versions 2000 to 8.

VueScan automatically detected our USB flatbed scanner when it opened. It also displayed an optional tool tip, and the message box on the Input tab asked what we wanted to do, following up its question with specific examples and actions. These frequent on-screen explanations and other data showed VueScan's emphasis on ease of use and support. VueScan resembles many scanner utilities we've tried, with a main window showing Preview and Scan tabs and a left-hand navigation and control panel tabbed for Input, Crop, Filter, Color, Output, and Prefs. We had but one scanner, but VueScan lets you choose between multiple scanners and compatible image data sources, when available. The Scanner menu's Calibrate control automatically optimized VueScan's preview display, but the software offers many options for tweaking and fine-tuning images, color balance, and other parameters.

We loaded an image and pressed "Preview." VueScan's preview looked good, so we pressed "Scan," though we could also press "Guide Me" for more information or "Abort" to cancel the scan. A pop-up notified us about the output watermark; we pressed "OK." Our finished and saved scan opened inside Windows Photo Viewer with the watermark liberally applied, but otherwise a close reproduction of the original. Since you need a scanner to use VueScan, it's likely your scanner came with similar software. The full version of VueScan costs almost $40, so we'll stick with the utility that came with our scanner, but VueScan is a worthy alternative.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of VueScan 9.2.19.

 
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1 stars

"Don't buy, you'll loose your money"

December 11, 2015  |  By veronica-

2015-12-11 23:40:37  |  By veronica-

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.18

Pros

none, nothing works

Cons

We bought the product. It freezes the new PC with Windows 10 and the HP Officejet.

Summary

We spent hours to look over his website to solve the problem, but nothing worked. We wrote an email that it doesn't work for us and want our money back. Ed only did reply with a shortcut to the FAQ. We already went through this and told him we're too busy to go this over again. He replied in a very arrogant and sarcastic way. He seems a weird creature. I'm afraid I lost my money. Any one else with the same problem?

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1 stars

"dont waste your time"

December 11, 2015  |  By saytravel

2015-12-11 18:18:13  |  By saytravel

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.18

Pros

none...this is useless and not worth the time or interest

Cons

Junk software and requires id and numbers... useless

Summary

too many great apps and this is the worst.

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1 stars

"FREE TRIAL STILL PUTS WATERMARKS THROUGHOUT THE SCAN"

December 10, 2015  |  By somedaysoonish

2015-12-10 23:46:27  |  By somedaysoonish

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.18

Pros

Would have been great if it did what it promised.

Cons

Unusable. "Free trial" has tiny watermarks a few millimeters apart that cover the whole document. What is the point of a free trial if I can't actually use the software to produce a file I can use? Swindles like this are the reason piracy exists.

Summary

Don't waste your time downloading the free trial if you want a scanned file you can actually use.

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1 stars

"FREE TRIAL STILL PUTS WATERMARKS THROUGHOUT THE SCAN"

December 10, 2015  |  By AndThisIsProbablyWhy

2015-12-10 23:41:53  |  By AndThisIsProbablyWhy

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.18

Pros

Would have been great if it did what it promised.

Cons

Unusable. "Free trial" has tiny watermarks a few millimeters apart that cover the whole document. What is the point of a free trial if I can't actually use the software to produce a file I can use? Swindles like this are the reason piracy exists.

Summary

Don't waste your time downloading the free trial if you want a scanned file you can actually use.

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1 stars

"NEW VERSION DOES NOT WORK AND NO SUPPORT"

April 23, 2015  |  By azace

2015-04-23 19:59:34  |  By azace

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.08

Pros

NONE - updates are horrible

Cons

Everything. I had to go back to version 9.4.40 from 2014 to get a version that runs.
Ed Hamrick was contacted 3/18 after the last "update" failed, and as of 4/25 has NOT done anything to fix the issues. He persists in blaming my scanner and my network without doing a single thing to fix the issues. He at one time told me I was rude, and another time said he never sold me his software, in spite of his mistake in reading my email wrong. I have contacted him 26 times with no help. The very first version worked great - now he doesn't seem to want to help the people that paid him $80 for software that updates into junk... and as previously noted he refuses to refund what you paid. Guess he thinks just because you downloaded it you want to use it for free. It is NOT hard to issue refunds and deactivate a license.

Summary

I would ONLY recommend version 9.4.40 which is the last version of this program I used that worked, Don't waste your time and money on this version.

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1 stars

"ALL Sales are Final"

April 22, 2015  |  By anoll

2015-04-22 12:05:20  |  By anoll

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.08

Pros

None, none, none.

Cons

I bought VueScan under the impression that I would receive a free trial period. Less than 24 hours after purchasing it, I decided to buy a new scanner that would not require this software. I asked for a refund of my $80. Here was the software author, Mr. Hamrick's, response:

"It's a lot of work for me to process refunds. That's another reason I make it possible for you to test it before deciding whether to buy it. This is why there are no refunds and all sales are final."

It's hard work to process refunds? Isn't that part of having a business with customers?! The customer service is deplorable. I would not do any business with Mr. Hamrick again.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD! INFESTED WITH MALEWARE!"

January 04, 2015  |  By devkeough

2015-01-04 18:53:40  |  By devkeough

 |  Version: VueScan 9.4.42

Pros

VueScan appears to be a competent scanning program...

Cons

but the the download file is infested with malware viruses! It downloaded something called "PC Pro Cleaner" on my laptop, so now I'm gonna have to do a system restore... thanks a lot.

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1 stars

"BAD SOFTWARE"

December 12, 2014

2014-12-12 11:35:36

 |  Version: VueScan 9.4.42

Pros

Access almost all scanners...

Cons

Watermarks our scanned paper....... Makes it of no use....

Summary

Don't waste your time by downloading this...

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4 stars

"Better than AGFA software"

June 06, 2014  |  By LadyDogHaven

2014-06-06 06:20:50  |  By LadyDogHaven

 |  Version: VueScan 9.2.23

Pros

Easy to setup (< 5 mins)
Easy to use
Faster than original mfr software

Cons

Haven't found any

Summary

Recommended to friends and family.

I use VueScan 32x with an AGFA SnapScan 1212u and it works like a dream. Wish I had found this years ago.

Updated on Jun 6, 2014

Recommend VueScan to friends and family.

I use VueScan 32x with an AGFA SnapScan 1212u. Finding this driver was easier than sifting through scads of current scanners to find a new workhorse and determining a cost efficient disposal of the old working unit.

VueScan works like a dream. Wish I had it from the start.

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4 stars

"Easy to learn; produces fine results."

April 26, 2014  |  By illini1956

2014-04-26 18:27:10  |  By illini1956

 |  Version: VueScan 9.2.23

Pros

The contols seem to have been simplified from the version 8. There is flexibility to produce anything from a quick black-and-white scan to a fine color photo copy. It does not try to out-think the user as so many scan softwares do.

Cons

It took a bit of study to understand how my paid license applied to the forced conversion to Windows 7 on a new PC; however, when I understood, it was very fair. Older versions are downloaded from another source as compared to the latest version. This alternate vendor tried excessively hard to push unwanted additional software onto my PC. It took a while to get rid of it. This is not a problem with the new version.

Summary

I would be lost without this software. I have several other copy programs, but I don't use them.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.5.18
Version 9.5.18 added support for HP Color LaserJet MFP M277c and new Plustek scanners.
General
Publisher Hamrick Software
Publisher web site http://www.hamrick.com/
Release Date July 08, 2015
Date Added July 08, 2015
Version 9.5.18
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.04MB
File Name vuex3295.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 102,958
Downloads Last Week 91
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited supported devices
Price $39.95

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