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Umax VistaScan is driver software for use with the Umax USB line of scanners. This software is only to be used with the Vista line of scanners from Umax; it will not work with other models.

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Vista line of Scanners from Umax.

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What are Mac OSX graphic designers choosing instead of Umax? I got rid of my umax scanner because I couldn't get the proper upgrade and purchased an Epson which I hate. Somebody please help me. What should I buy next?

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Version 4.0
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Bad news and good news in my futile search for an OS X driver for my Umax Astra 2100u...

bad news: The driver doesn''t exist

good news: I can shop without guilt for a new scanner, and never be embarrassed again because my scan got unfavorably compared to a superior HP scan.

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Version 4.0
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Originally I was horrified by the driver interface but it worked so I used it until I updated to OS9. I had to pay for an updated driver on a CD and that has just expired! "timed out" apparently - what's that all about?

EPSON, HEIDELBERG or however it's spelt, CANON, MICROTEK, AGFA etc. there's plenty of choice out there...

Forget UMAX as they forgot you.

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Version 4.0
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At the time of this post (9/14/04), you can download old versions of VistaScan (for Mac OS 9) at ftp://ftp.umax.com/scanners/vscan/

There are versions from 2.4 to 3.7.5 to 3.8.1 for both Macs & Windows.

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Version 4.0
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UMAX SUCKS!!! Why after years no support for my UMAX 2100U at MacOS X. I have never seen a company that so major sucks as UMAX.

WARNING DON'T BUY UMAX!!!

R. McDonald
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Thanks for the tip but the URL will not download for me.

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Anonymous
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I can't open the URL either.

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Anonymous
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Thanks for the tip! For some reason umax.com does not allow me to download but the ftp works!

In OS 10.3.9, when I put the URL ftp://ftp.umax.com/scanners/vscan/ into Safari, it opens a network volumn on desktop called "vscan." The drivers can then be copied to your own drive.

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Unbelievable. This company must be run by morons. DONT BUY UMAX

http://www.canon.com/
http://www.epson.com/

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Version 4.0
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Anonymous
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IS THE COMPANY SO STRAPPED FOR CASH THAT THEY CANT MAKE A SIMPLE OSX PANTHER DRIVER THAT SUPPORTS THE UMAX SERIES?

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Version 4.0
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Anonymous
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no, they could do it. they just don't care about their Mac business.

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The actual cost of my Umax Astra 4000 is small to the hours of utter frustration I spent trying to import a scan through Adobe Photoshop CS on my Mac OS X. I failed.

To some extent I also pass blame to Adobe for advising consumers "plug-ins originally intended to work on Mac OS 9 won't appear." What it should have said was "they have never and will never work."

With regard to Umax, I have emailed the Company of my disappointment for its lack of client services and gross contempt for its previous customers. I shall never again buy any its product. The email addresses are: professional@umax.com and marketing@umax.co.uk

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I suggest filing a complaint to UMAX corporate. I believe an email is professional@umax.com

I was equally disappointed and actually shocked at their customer service. I believe you CAN order the 1220U driver for OSX. Here's the catch: You have to pay $14.50 for a 9MB file!

Hoping that this company someday...realizes that their customers have other options.

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Version 4.0
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Eldert Smolders
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I have a UMAX 1220U, and my question is: Is there any driver for this scanner on MAC OSX system. So yes where can i find it or can you e-mail me the file.

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Version 4.0
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I applaud your fearless postings of mail from irate users, but sadly, they hit all the nails on all the heads. No MacX support on drivers leaves me with a useless scanner. It (VistaScan and VistaScan DA 3.5.2) freezes during the "scan" mode using MacOS9.2 and 10.2.8. What's a poor Mac user to do? I have a UMAX Astra 2200/Dual 450 G4/1.25Gb memory/VistaScan 3.5.2.

Tank you veddy veddy much.

jc

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Version 4.0
Joel Mueller (developer)
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Use Vuescan:

http://www.macupdate.com/vuescan

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We found that using the VueScan (v. 8.02) produced CRAPPY results with this scanner. We have the Astra 2200 (USB) on an iMac running Panther and we just couldn't get the colors right no matter how we played around with the color settings in VueScan. The contrast was way off ... even to the point that Photoshop couldn't fix the image.

Any other driver options??? And where do we send a complaint about unbelievably poor customer service from UMAX?

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Anonymous
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UMAX has definitely got to look into this matter,
its been years and they have yet to provide a driver for osx. make u wonder what the COMPANY PLANS ARE FOR MACS!! Really regret buying a UMAX Scanner.

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Version 4.0
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Downloads 35,341
Version Downloads 5,728
Type Drivers / Printers
License Free
Date 10 Aug 2001
Platform OS Classic / PPC 32
Price Free
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