VueScan

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 77 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.3.46
  • Total Downloads:
    95,378
  • Date Added:
    May 28, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase; $49.95 to buy

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1 stars

"NEW VERSION DOES NOT WORK AND NO SUPPORT"

April 23, 2015  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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2 stars

"Obnoxious developer with a semi-uesful product"

December 15, 2013  |  By Abundition

 |  Version: VueScan 9.2.23

Pros

When this software works it is very useful.

Cons

Hamrick provided absolutely no help for any of the problems that I've submitted to him. Instead his reply e-mail is accusatory. This is a I got your money and you get the shaft kind of person.

Continually I receive updates for this program. Somewhere on the order of one per week. The updates usually defunct the entire program. The latest one is classic for Hamrick. Now I can only scan in one page, and the .pdf is blank.

My frustration is that I, like most of you, have scheduled reports that I must submit. Scanning in receipts and such, and sending them via e-mail or via on-line websites is a must. I need a program that I can count on that performs when I need it and does what it is supposed to do.
You will not find it here.

Rather, I must use HP's rather crude utility to switch from print to scan, and scan to computer, and save as a .pdf. Sometimes I have to use Acrobat's ability to bundle several .pdf's into one file so I can attach only one file to my work.

Summary

Useful if it works but absolutely no customer service and no useful information from the developer. My impression is the developer will not provide any help at all for your questions. Do not waste your money on this product.

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2 stars

"Good software, nasty person to deal with"

November 30, 2013  |  By CorrectHorse

 |  Version: VueScan 9.2.23

Pros

The software *was* really is very good. I used it for years without a problem, and it bettered the software from HP in that it made good PDF files, whereas the "official" HP software made PDF files that most PDF software rejected as invalid.

Cons

V9.3 introduced pestering "you can update to a new version" messages (useless users who do not have administrative privileges) and then to 9.4, when it did not scan properly with our scanner. Dealing with the software author got me nowhere, and was very unpleasant. I just reverted back to V9.2, which worked perfectly.

Summary

It is common to expect that dealing with big corporations will be unpleasant and unproductive. Vuescan is developed by one or two people. However, dealing with Ed Hamrick has been the most unpleasant and unproductive "support" experience I have ever experienced, to the extent that he has explicitly said that he does not read email messages!

Final summary: Avoid!

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1 stars

"Hamrick needs to hire a customer care professional"

September 01, 2013  |  By gmatt3

 |  Version: VueScan 9.2.23

Pros

For almost what it costs to purchase a brand new scanner (with it's own custom software) you can buy this one size fits all "solution"?

Cons

Abysmal customer support- by the author himself! I see another review citing rude customer support. I can only echo this sentiment.

Summary

Yes, it works but why bother?

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5 stars

"I think it is great."

August 14, 2013  |  By jtarheel

 |  Version: VueScan 9.2.22

Pros

Easy to use and straight forward. Does a lot. Scanning pics, slides (if your scanner supports that), and OCR built it.

Cons

So much in it that it may take you some time to learn it all.

Summary

I use it a lot with scanning photos and making use of the OCR. I haven't used the negative adaptor on the new scanner, as yet.

My only problem with scanning in books (lately) is that Vuescan may be slowing down after a long session. Closing it out and starting over, that seems to correct it.

Also, I had an old Scanjet IIcx that I used with my old Amiga, which the scanner worked off the SCSI port. Then went to Macs, again using the SCSI port. After a while, I thought the scanner was kaput when Apple only had USB and Firewire, but with a SCSI card, the scanner was still of use. Along the way, HP stopped supporting the Scanjet IIcx, that is when I looked into Vuescan. THEN came the the time where the SCSI card would not work in the next new Mac. I was stuck, till I was led to FR1sx (Firewire SCSI adaptor). That lasted a long time. Then trouble with the Firewire buss, so bought a Canon Lidi 700F. Scans a lot faster than the old Scanjet, and Vuescan is still used since it was easier to use than learning new software. At 63, learning new stuff is getting harder to do.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.3.46
  • Improved automatic cropping
  • Fixed problem using "Input|Scan from preview"
  • Fixed problem reading .NEF files from NikonScan
  • Fixed problem pressing Abort button
  • Fixed problem with unsynchronized preview and scan tabs
  • Fixed problem with vuescan.dat not found on install
  • Fixed problem with calibration not working on install
  • Added support for A3 size in list of sizes
  • Added support for viewing infrared during scan
  • Added display of frame number when batch scanning
General
Publisher Hamrick Software
Publisher web site http://www.hamrick.com/
Release Date May 28, 2006
Date Added May 28, 2006
Version 8.3.46
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Sharing & Publishing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Download Information
    File Size 8.03MB
    File Name vuex3295.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 95,378
    Downloads Last Week 96
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    Price $49.95

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