Unfortunately installing only the CansScan Toolbox software will not get your scanner working. You also need the driver files, which I couldn't find anywhere on the Canon website. On Mac OS X 10.8, the software on the original CD doesn't install any longer, it hangs in the middle of its installation.Solution: there is an excellent site called drivers collection.com which seems to have the driver files for many scanners and other equipment.
I just use CS3 Photoshop in order to use my 8400F scanner. It's the only thing that works. I tried half a day to get the correct driver and toolbox and gave up on that.Who else is frustrated that you can't change star ratings once you choose them? That's just crazy. MAC Update folks should fix that.
Yes, it works just fine with CS3. But I have CS4 and have upgraded to Lion and my 8400F scanner definitely won't work with this software. I'm brassed off that I have to go looking for software that WILL work.--software that I have to pay for when I should be able to go to Canon's site and download something free that will work.
My 8400F works fine in Lion. I use Canoscan Toolbox X very 184.108.40.206
I have a Canoscan 9950 also and so far have not been able to get it working with Lion. VueScan is supposed to support the scanner. I have not been able to get VueScan to recognize the scanner. Any help is appreciated.
I have continually had problems using my 9550F with Leopard and Snow Leopard over the past few years. At one stage I was able to use it with Graphic Converter even when the ToolBox did not recognise the hardware.I recently moved house again, and on installing the scanner found myself completely locked out. So I followed the steps here and downloaded the 4.9.3 software, but still had no driver. Canon US no longer has the driver mentioned on their website as far as I can see, but i found one here : http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/contents/SG/EN/0900336501.htmlDownload that, plus the new Toolbox 4.9 and you'll be in business again. And if you use Graphic Converter (much nicer to use than the Toolbox) you'll find it recognised there too. I'm running 10.6.8, by the way. Thanx to all who paved the way to my solution.
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I hope my ratings get updated, because there is really no way that I would rate it as anything other than mediocre. I have to use this software with my aged scanner, but it's only because I only use the scanner once in a blue moon.
I am using a Cannon LiDE 35 Scanner with:
Mac OS X 10;8.4, lide35osx7721en, and cstbosx4512ej4
The lide35 driver and cstosx (toolbox) were downloaded today, Sat Aug 21, from:
2. CanoScan Toolbox for OSX (4.512)
5. ScanGear CS (7.721X)
I have only used the 'File' 'button'. Once setting this up from the toolbox window, and scanning once, one is then able to use the 'File' button on the scanner to scan a document into MyPictures folder on my MacBook Pro.
Canon software leaves something to be desired, but for my purposes it is satisfactory.
Absolutely no way to use it with my CanoScan 9950F: is it so old? But when I PAID for it it was NEW! Canon, plz...
Agreed. If you have an older scanner, stick with the original driver. Like Umax before them, Canon does a poor job of supporting their older, but still functional, scanners. Is my Canoscan 8400F really that old? I, too, will not buy another Canon scanner. They show no loyalty to their customers. How can they expect us to be loyal to them?
Yes, my LiDE 80 really only works with the original software and just barely. There were a couple of updates specifically for the LidDE 80 and they worked, that is CanoScan Toolbox 220.127.116.11 and ScanGear CS 7.2.5, nothing later works.
It is a shame that Canon abandons old but good products so quickly.
I have used VueScan and even though it is Universal, you must use Rosetta because VueScan uses the driver ScanGear CS 7.2.5, which is not Universal and hence requires Rosetta.
Would it kill Canon to write a new driver?
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