VueScan for Mac User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "On my Mac for years; keeps getting better"

    October 29, 2011  |   By allenkelson--2008

    Version: VueScan 9.0.60

    Pros

    Frequent updates, even for older scanners. Beats the pans off the often impossible-to-follow needlessly iconified Canon software with those I have now. Works fine in "idiot mode'" but encourages user growth by simple-to-understand optional features. Gets better results than manufacturers' software and when you've bought it, you're a customer for life, with good tech help even if you've changed machines. I love it!

    Cons

    It does what I can't do with any other software, even the manufacturer's, and it's updated much more often.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still the very best scanning program for Mac."

    October 28, 2011  |   By hugohunter--2008

    Version: VueScan 9.0.60

    Pros

    Intuitive and easy to follow. Many variations available to utilise.Far and away better than any other scanning program I have used.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    Far and away the best scanning program I have every used.

    Updated on Oct 28, 2011

    Far and away the best scanning program I have ever used.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "new version got worse"

    October 2, 2011  |   By macnerd10

    Version: VueScan 9.0.58

    Pros

    Works well with most if not all scanners

    Cons

    Microtek ArixScan M1. VueScan was great on ScanMaker 8700 but now:
    1. Default output way too light. Needed to tweak luminosity.
    2. Software makes the scanner calibrate on preview and before scanning. Way too long. Microtek software did not do it.

    Summary

    For certain scanners tweaks are needed, like for some Microtek scanners. Was very fast, got very slow. Probably, the issue is scanner-specific.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Made my Epson 1600 Pro still useable"

    September 19, 2011  |   By ppatilla_dotmac

    Version: VueScan 9.0.57

    Pros

    Good range of settings; easy to use; works with all three of my scanners ( two Epsons and a Canon)

    Cons

    Cannot think of a real down side

    Summary

    One of my better software buys

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Solid performer with no glitches"

    September 19, 2011  |   By anfearrua

    Version: VueScan 9.0.57

    Pros

    It keeps on performing with several of my scanners and operating systems. IT worked better than the Epson software on my mac and better than the HP software with windows XP on my networked HP photosmart all-in-one.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get to know it.

    Summary

    I have been using Vuescan for years. The software from the scanner manufacturers always has something that does nor work and you can spend a lot of time trying to make it work. While you are doing this you can still work with your new scanner using Vuescan. I paid for the licence once and I am still using all the upgrades on that original licence.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very nearly worthless"

    September 18, 2011  |   By ratanchamber

    Version: VueScan 9.0.57

    Pros

    It got my scanner to operate after my Epson driver went south and inexplicably the downloadable Epson driver no longer works with OS10.6.x

    Cons

    Where to start? Too many to summarize here. See "Bottom-line" summary. The short version: this is not for professionals.

    Summary

    1) Quick-start mode gives no controls for your scan.
    2) "Advanced" mode has too many controls that are of dubious use and not enough practical ones.
    3) final scan parameters bore no relation to the ones I had set, e.g. I would set a scan for 300% magnification @ 300dpi and would get a scan of 100% @ 300dpi or 300% @ 100dpi. Things like that.
    4) Image controls are terrible bordering on useless.
    5) Attempts at tech support were very time-consuming and insufficient.

    I am very sorry I paid the doubled price for the profession version. I haven't a clue what I got for that either (which is just as much a knock on myself, to be honest) but hey, when you have a massive scanning deadline hanging over you and your scanner driver dies, you have to act fast. Tho I met my deadline it's time to find another driver.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No tech support & couldn't register software to use it."

    September 13, 2011  |   By mrdunham

    Version: VueScan 9.0.57

    Pros

    None could not use the software

    Cons

    There is no tech support to assist with trouble. While I got a serial # and a customer #, the system would not recognize it to allow me to register the software and use it.

    Summary

    Unless you can identify a source for tech support, do not buy the software.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Buy it now!"

    September 11, 2011  |   By ToreT

    Version: VueScan 9.0.57

    Pros

    Very reliable, I know only one small bug.

    Cons

    Just missing ability to combine other documents when scanning multiple pages to pdf.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best scanner software available for the Mac!"

    August 29, 2011  |   By larry88--2008

    Version: VueScan 9.0.55

    Pros

    Works with almost any scanner, including film scanners. Easy to use and straightforward but contains all the functionality required by most users. Excellent support.

    Cons

    A comprehensive operating manual would be nice but this is available from 3rd parties at additional cost. Not essential for the basics.

    Summary

    Don't buy any other scanner software until you've tried VueScan. Better than scanner manufacturers own software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wow! Still alive and living large."

    August 3, 2011  |   By Steveg_VA

    Version: VueScan 9.0.52

    Pros

    Got so fed up with HP's lousy support of its all-in-one scanning capability that, in desperation, I gave VS a try. Surprise-my old OS 9 registration still worked! And, VueScan did a superb job of running the scanner on my HP 6500 AIO on MacOS Lion.

    Cons

    none for me.

    Summary

    GREAT scanning software. Much, much, better than HP's own scanning software.

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