VueScan for Mac

VueScan for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 934 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.11
  • Total Downloads:
    182,749
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 07, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited supported devices); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    7.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    213
  • Platform:
    Mac
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3 stars

"Works, but no better than OEM software does."

January 09, 2011  |  By grtgrfx

 |  Version: VueScan 9.0.11

Pros

Has level adjustments, can save to file or output directly to your printer. (Presumably) works with many scanners, including my 8-year-old Epson Perfection 1200U.

Cons

Line art scans (BW instead of grayscale) looked very coarse even at high DPI compared to my EpsonScan output. Cannot automatically open Photoshop to review/edit after scan, which I miss. Pricy for a one-note utility. Adds watermarks to demo scans.

Summary

My scanner drivers are now too old to use with Photoshop CS5 under Snow Leopard, so I downloaded VueScan to see if I could use it instead. While it does do what it is supposed to do, at least with grayscale and color images, it does not do what my OEM utility does, which is open an image editor of one's choice after scanning an image.

Also, when I scanned some forms in black and white, even at 300 and 600 dpi, they looked like low-resolution (72 dpi) scans in Photoshop. That's unacceptable. At those resolutions, text clearness should be pretty close to how you'd see it in a newspaper, especially when magnified to actual size. Color scans were pretty uneventful, and there are some capabilities for adjusting tone and contrast before scanning, as one would expect.

All in all, it's a workmanlike product but not a step above what you'd get with a scanner purchase, and if it does nothing beyond what you'd get for free anyway, what incentive is there to buy it?

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5 stars

"Simple, quick, flawless"

January 07, 2011  |  By bradbunnin1

 |  Version: VueScan 9.0.11

Pros

Great interface, fast, accurate, flexible

Cons

No problems at all

Summary

I've been using this wonderful app for years, with never a problem. It does what it's supposed to do, without drama.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.11
  • Improved scan speed with some scanners
  • Reduced CPU utilization while scanning
  • Fixed problem with some Minolta scanners
  • Fixed problem with some older HP 8.5x14 document feeders
General
Publisher Hamrick Software
Publisher web site http://www.hamrick.com/
Release Date January 07, 2011
Date Added January 07, 2011
Version 9.0.11
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Scanner Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.55MB
File Name vuex3294.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 182,749
Downloads Last Week 213
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited supported devices
Price $39.95

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