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    Apr. 02, 2015
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    Free to try (Limited supported devices); $39.95 to buy
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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


April 23, 2015  |  By azace

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.08


NONE - updates are horrible


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.


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

 |  Version: VueScan 9.5.08


None, none, none.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.5.08
Version 9.5.08 is a bug fixing release.
Publisher Hamrick Software
Publisher web site
Release Date April 02, 2015
Date Added April 02, 2015
Version 9.5.08
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 8.03MB
File Name vuex3295.exe
Total Downloads 95,849
Downloads Last Week 106
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited supported devices
Price $39.95

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