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TWAIN SANE is a TWAIN datasource for Mac OS X that acquires images using the SANE backend libraries. The SANE backend libraries provide access to a large range of scanners connected through SCSI or USB. For a complete list see the documentation on the SANE project homepage. It works with my HP SCSI scanner, and many people have reported success with a large number of different scanners. The feedback from users have helped the SANE developers to fix problems with various backends, so with each release of the SANE backends more of the Mac OS X specific problems have been solved.

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What's New

Version 3.2:
  • Release for OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Requirements

OS X 10.8 or later

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ylluminate Member IconComment+285
ylluminate
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Really excited to see this update! I am curious of some recommended TWAIN scanner packages for document scanning if anyone has any input. VueScan has been hitherto the only option I've had for my Xerox DocuMate 152, but it frequently inverts colors only (blacks and whites are fine) and hangs in communication with the scanner so I have been hoping to shift to another option that will both be less problematic and more functional for document capture.

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Version 3.2
Jimw Member IconComment+455
Jimw
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Followed installation procedure exactly but made no difference and eventually disabled usage of an Epson 1240U. Tried to uninstall manually which completely disabled my scanner. Spent the next 6 hours tracing issue to something in my user library folder and completely replacing it with a version before installing TWAIN SANE from Time Machine. Advice: unless your scanner will not work with Mavericks default drivers, stay away from this product or risk corruption of your system, especially if you try to install it. If you do try to use it make sure you have a solid backup of your user folder.

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Version 3.2
Jlist Member IconReview+1
Jlist
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even tho MU says that TWAIN SANE v3.0 has been discontinued… it is downloadable on Mattias Ellert's website . He had a server HD crash recently and is now back up and running as before.

I'm running the SL version with no problems.

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Version 3.0
VictorPrijker Member IconReview+27
VictorPrijker
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Dont'use it if you don't have to. It's beta soft, with buggy drivers and strange non-regular windows.
Before installiong it, you must install the usb libs and backends.
And there is no uninstall option, for none of it.

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Version 3.0
Tsehov Member IconReview+27
Tsehov
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Excellent scanner software. My old Canon scanner has worked several years without any problems with TWAIN SANE.

I wanna thank mr. Mattias Ellert for making this great software and for giving it free.

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Version 3.0
TigerJohn
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Any idea why it's discontinued?

Pyle129 Member IconReview+25
Pyle129
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Finally got it back on Lion, and I got the TWAIN GUI in Image Capture as well.

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Version 3.0
Bolobar Member IconComment+13
Bolobar
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Lion 10.7 not supported.

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Version 2.9
Stephenej
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The developer site just updated:

TWAIN SANE Interface version 3.0, 2011-11-01
First version compiled for MacOS X 10.7 Lion
This version no longer supports ppc
Packages compiled using the following SDKs: 10.6, 10.7

SANE Preference Pane version 1.0, 2011-11-01
First version compiled for MacOS X 10.7 Lion
This version no longer supports ppc
Packages compiled using the following SDKs: 10.6, 10.7

sane-backends version 1.0.23-git, 2011-10-30
First version compiled for MacOS X 10.7 Lion
This version no longer supports ppc
New backends: kvs1025, kvs20xx, kvs40xx, magicolor, p5
Packages compiled using the following SDKs: 10.6, 10.7

libusb version 0.1.13 beta, 2011-10-29
First version compiled for MacOS X 10.7 Lion
This version no longer supports ppc
Packages compiled using the following SDKs: 10.6, 10.7

gettext version 0.18.1.1, 2011-10-29
First version compiled for MacOS X 10.7 Lion
This version no longer supports ppc
Packages compiled using the following SDKs: 10.6, 10.7

Shieladixon Member IconReview+71
Shieladixon
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Excellent - just worked first time and is very easy to use. I found installation a bit of a faff, I had to go to the developer's site and download and install several packages, but it all went without a hitch.

I decided to give this a go rather than the manufacturer's own software, and definitely prefer this. Thank you for this software and for making it available for free.

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Version 2.9
Anapat Member IconReview+12
Anapat
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I totally agree with Dokter Mac. Everything works in the same way for my Agfa Snapscan e50 from 1998. It is my oldest pretty and it works with TWAIN SANE on PPC Mac OSX Leopard, Intel Snowleopard and even X11 ! In Gimp 2.6.8 p1 for example just go to File : Create : Scanner/Camera : SANE and it will import your scan directly into Gimp without using Preview or Image Capture ! It is just incredible software ! Thank you so much Mr. Ellert ! This software, like Vuescan, protects the environment, without it, my old Agfa scanner would have been replaced already.

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Version 2.9
Dokter_mac Member IconReview+104
Dokter_mac
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I'm so happy this software excist! This solved all my issues with outdated scanner drivers in just a few minutes!
With SANE I can now use my first Agfa Scanner again on my newest Intel iMac or my PowerMac G5! This scanner was one of the first USB devices that I bought for my rev.a iMac back in 1998 ;-). The scanner is still in very good shape but the drivers and software where never updated since 10.1 or so... With SANE all this is solved. And for free!!!

Thank you so much for this great work of art! I'm using the software on Tiger, Leopard and now Snow Leopard and it never let me down. It just works everytime. Talking about great support, this is great support! Always up to date since it already runs fine without any issues on Snow Leopard!!!

I can use SANE with VueScan or my latest Agfa Scanner software from 2002. The Agfa software recognizes my scanner again and is simple to use, like I used to do for years...
VueScan also recognizes my scanner and works great with SANE.

5 starts from me for this great software that never let me down on three OS X versions and two architectures. And it's free!

With regards.

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Version 2.8
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--marc
Version 3.0
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AndyJah
Version 3.0
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OSX-FTW!
Version 2.9
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Downloads 70,529
Version Downloads 5,621
Type Drivers / Scanners
License Free
Date 04 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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