TWAIN SANE
TWAIN SANE
3.6

3.6

TWAIN SANE free download for Mac

TWAIN SANE for Mac3.6

23 August 2019

Scanner software works with large range of scanners.

What is TWAIN SANE for Mac

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.

I have tested it together with the GraphicConverter, Image Capture, OmniPage and Microsoft Word applications, but it should work with other applications using TWAIN as well. The TWAIN SANE Interface works with Image Capture starting with TWAIN SANE Interface version 1.0.

The TWAIN SANE Interface is provided as a binary package and as source code. To use the interface you only have to install the binary package. Before installing the TWAIN SANE Interface package you should install the libusb and the sane-backends binary packages.

There is also a optional SANE Preference Pane package available, which makes it easier to configure the sane-backends drivers. If you don't install this package you can still configure the sane-backends using a text editor in the Terminal.

What's new in TWAIN SANE

Version 3.6:
  • Compiled for OS X 10.9 or later

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MisterS
MisterS
Dec 26 2019
3.6
1.0
Dec 26 2019
1.0
Version: 3.6
Appears to have stopped working on any machine running Catalina.
James
James
Aug 23 2019
3.6
0.0
Aug 23 2019
0.0
Version: 3.6
Why is this listed as a new release now when according to the website, it was released in 2017 and is likely a 32 bit App?
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Oct 28 2018
3.5
4.0
Oct 28 2018
4.0
Version: 3.5
As others have said, it wasn't always the easiest to setup. But it was often the only thing that would support some of the older scanners, if you wanted to use them from within a graphics application. It is badly in need of an update. While the installer will NOT let you install on the recent OSes, it does often seem to still work, if it was installed prior to the upgrade.
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
May 26 2017
3.2
4.0
May 26 2017
4.0
Version: 3.2
I used to use it. And while it wasn't the easiest thing in the world to get setup, it would work. But now I'm on Sierra, which seems to be unsupported, and it has been a long time since updates.
Sichan
Sichan
Jan 4 2016
3.2
0.0
Jan 4 2016
0.0
Version: 3.2
This has been updated to version 3.5 now to be compatible with OS X El Capitan. However, with no graphical user interface available for Mac (it does not work in Image Capture since OS X 10.6), these drivers are completely useless. As others have mentioned, there is no way to uninstall most of the packages after they have been installed. I hate installing junk that I can't get rid of in the Systems folders of my Mac but now I have a bunch of useless junk files clogging up my machine. Horrible. Just buy a new scanner rather than try to get this to work, it will save you a lot of hassle.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Nov 5 2013
3.2
0.0
Nov 5 2013
0.0
Version: 3.2
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.
James
James
Nov 5 2013
3.2
0.0
Nov 5 2013
0.0
Version: 3.2
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.
jlist
jlist
Nov 10 2011
3.0
5.0
Nov 10 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0
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.
VictorPrijker
VictorPrijker
Nov 3 2011
3.0
0.5
Nov 3 2011
0.5
Version: 3.0
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.
Tsehov
Tsehov
Nov 3 2011
3.0
5.0
Nov 3 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0
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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