VueScan
VueScan
9.7.33

4.3

VueScan free download for Mac
15 September 2020

Scanner software with advanced features.

Overview

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is available here.
The list of supported digital camera RAW files is available here.

What's new in VueScan

Version 9.7.33:
Improved:
  • Options in Filter tab, especially 'Filter | Infrared clean'
  • Support for some older Canon flatbed/film scanners
  • Scan area for Plustek OpticFilm scanners to 28 mm high
  • Preview speed on Canon 5600F
Fixed:
  • Lamp warmup on some older Genesys Logic scanners
  • Document feeder on Brother MFC-J6945DW
  • Brother HL-L scanners
  • Some Avision document scanners
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661 Reviews of VueScan

5
jbacon
22 January 2020
Version: 9.7.20

Most helpful

It works perfectly on my Scan Snap S1500M. No issues at all. Plug and play.
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5
Almana
15 September 2020
Version: 9.7.33
It works perfect
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otters2233
02 September 2020
Version: 9.7.32
Will this work with an HP Scanjet G4010? I cannot find it on the list of scanners supported. Thanks!
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neal-11
22 July 2020
Version: 9.7.29
Bought a professional upgrade right before VueScan stopped supporting my scanner. Money was wasted and upgrade was never used. Asked for a refund and Ed Hamrick, the notoriously miserly owner of the company was incredibly short and rude with me. The software works until it doesn't. The owner is an ass and not worthy of your money.
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2
markxt
20 June 2020
Version: 9.7.28
Could be a great app but it is rather buggy. Writing for support does not produce a reply and online documentation is lacking in detail and specifics. Batch scanning is poorly implemented and unpredictable. OK - it supports a lot of scanners, but it has to work properly as well.
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1
BillF5312
19 June 2020
Version: 9.7.28
App is OK. But you're on your own if you have a problem. Support is done by author and he is one rude dude. You have to send him a vuescan log file that allegedly provides only diagnostics. Who knows what else it provides? He stubbornly will not provide support unless he gets his log file. There are other scanning apps that are supported properly.
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5
mmreview-1
08 June 2020
Version: 9.7.28
In an update to my previous review... I use this software with more than one scanner and it is always better than the software provided by the manufacturer. I use a Plustek 8200i film scanner and now use VueScan rather than the Silverfast 8 that came with it. I recently had a problem after the latest update 9.7.28. This is understandable because VueScan works on a wide variety of scanners. Ed Hamrick stayed in frequent communication until he could fix the problem. You will not get better customer service than that from anyone! I'm glad I bought the Pro license. It makes sense if you do any scanning on any machine.
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5
Sqrl007
05 May 2020
Version: 9.7.27
I have been using the Professional version for about twenty years now, through at least a dozen scanning devices on Mac and Windows systems, and have never -- n-e-v-e-r -- been let down by this app or developer. If I ever have a question, I invariably find the answer in a careful reading either in the software or at the website. Recommended as essential.
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5
mmreview-1
17 April 2020
Version: 9.7.27
This is essential software. I am using it to control a Brother MFC-L27000W because Brother's software is inadequate. All I wanted to do was a multi-page pdf. I don't think the Brother software can do this, but I KNOW that VueScan does, because it was easy and intuitive. I use it to control an Epson Perfection 2450 for large format negative film. The results are good and easy to achieve. I use the VueScan to control a Plustek 8200 film scanner. Again the results are go and although there is a bit a trial and error learning curve, (if your preview is a little dark you are good to go with Tri-X), the results are consistently good. My one quibble is that there is no film setting for Tri-X and Plus-X, but good results are easy to attain with a little experimentation. I had been using SilverFast for this scanner, but I am finding it easier to get good results with VueScan. I really appreciate that I don't have to make separate software purchases for each scanner.
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1
craigagardner
26 March 2020
Version: 9.7.26
I similarly have a Scan Snap S1500M, and found the software difficult to navigate, unable to retain settings, and would inconsistently scan multiple pages, often scanning and saving just one page. Moreso, however, I had a very bad experience with the owner, Ed Hambrick. When I inquired for a refund, I had to email three times just to get a response. When I did, the owner was unbelievbly terse and rude, essentially telling me to f*** off. Obviously I can't give a good review to someone who can't show an ounce of respect to a customer. I recommend in the strongest of terms, avoiding this software and this business altogether. I found ExactScan is far better, cheaper and more professional option (and company).
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5
jbacon
22 January 2020
Version: 9.7.20
It works perfectly on my Scan Snap S1500M. No issues at all. Plug and play.
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3
pl-svn
13 January 2020
Version: 9.7.20
Works but... terrible UI and... a new bugfix version every single day for weeks? Has developer any clue or he just goes by attempts? :-/
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5
MJVS
30 December 2019
Version: 9.7.16
Love this application. Never had an issue.
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teacup62
27 December 2019
Version: 9.7.15
I have the lastest version of Mac IOS and this latest version of VueScan works. Before it would not recognize the scanner, now it does!
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5
Pafka
24 December 2019
Version: 9.7.14
Using this app over ten years. Best one ever!
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5
dwp-1
22 December 2019
Version: 9.7.13
I have been using VueScan software for over 10 years. There is not any software on the market that supports the number of scanners that Vue scan does. In most cases it performs better than the factory software that came with your scanner. It is simply the best.
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5
mkkarnold
19 December 2019
Version: 9.7.13
This is a great application! When Fujitsu, in their immense stupidity, decided to drop support for my scanner, I was left with either finding a software alternative or spending hundreds on a new scanner. Vuescan not only works better than the Fujitsu app, but the scanner works better with the application as wel. No more failed scans, frozen software, etc. I would absolutely recommend this application!
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zlazkow
13 December 2019
Version: 9.7.12
Turns out this version is called "standard" and the updates are free only 1 year. Thereafter you have to pay for each update/upgrade(which are quite frequent). Is that correct ? Only the professional version has the "advanced" features and unlimited updates, and it is around $80-$90. Any comment please ?
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5
Frankp
12 December 2019
Version: 9.7.12
Have used it for years and wouldn't want to scan using anything else. The only time I had a problem it was traced to the printer itself, and Hamrick helped me track it down.
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5
SamHoss48
30 November 2019
Version: 9.7.10
Best scanning app on the market! Have been using it from day one when I had an old Apple scanner that was no longer supported. Even the pro version is well worth the money.
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4
Maddogiam66
29 November 2019
Version: 9.7.10
Great app. My s1500M went kaput when I updated my os to Catalina. That was my fault - I should have did my research before updating my os. Don't really want to get a new scanner since this one still works fine. Found VueScan and it was able to save the day.
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2
dpdelly
17 October 2019
Version: 9.7.04
BEWARE IF YOU HAVE A DOCUMENT SCANNER. I have a simple Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M. I happily paid for the standard VueScan at $39.00, delighted I could sustain my ScanSnap. I then loaded a single black & white Word document and scanned it. Immediately a pop-up window appeared saying "Document Feeders Require the Professional Version of VueScan." And if you don't upgrade for another $50 to the "Professional" version, you get a nice large watermark across your simple Word document. This is CLEARLY A BAIT AND SWITCH. BEWARE!
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5
Radus
03 October 2019
Version: 9.7.01
Best App of its kind. It works perfectly on my old Scan Snap S1500M.
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Macmuser
29 August 2019
Version: 9.6.47
I'm pleased to be able to keep using my Epson Perfection 3200 Photo scanner after Epson and Apple chose to forget it. I wish I'd kept some of my older, better scanners, such as my Agfa Arcus and Nikon Cooscan because Vuescan still supports them as well. However, Vuescan is just not as good as the software that came with my scanners and the interface is the stuff in the last century. For me it's a love/hate relationship with Vuescan and memories of far better, more productive (and better scans) times. Ed gives good support.
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0.5
drnoel
19 August 2019
Version: 9.6.46
I have not been able to update MacUpdate, had to to this on my own.
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Umbe42
30 June 2019
Version: 9.6.43
I had a problem with my scanner not able to scan to PDF so I sent a support request to the developer: in 1 hour time I had the answer that solved the problem. Bravo Hamrick!
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glrooney
14 April 2019
Version: 9.6.38
MY SCANNER DOESN'T WORK WITH VUESCAN SOFTWARE. THE OWNER AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT PERSON (THE SAME PERSON) HAS BEEN CONTACTED BY ME 12 TIMES, AND AFTER PAYING $50 FOR THE UPGRADE AND TRYING THAT, IT STILL DOESN'T WORK. HE, (THE OWNER), ED HAMRICK, KEEPS TELLING ME THAT MY SCANNER DRIVER HAS TO BE DELETED BECAUSE VUESCAN CANNOT ACCESS THE SCANNER. AFTER THE SUGGESTION THAT I CALL HP AND ASK THEM, I DID SO. HP TOLD ME THAT THE SOFTWARE ONLY WORKS WITH MAC 10.8 AND I HAVE 10.14. THIS GUY, HAMRICK REFUSES TO REFUND OUR MONEY. HE IS A VERY UNCOOPERATIVE AND DOES NOT STAND BEHIND WHAT HE SELLS.
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David-Losada-Soler
21 February 2019
Version: 9.6.32
Does not work with Xerox WorkCentre 6515 through Ethernet in macOS 10.13.6. Using ExactScan now.
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5
Electronman
18 February 2019
Version: 9.6.31
Get professional scans from prints, negatives, and transparencies at whatever resolution and bit depth your scanner can handle. This is the best I have worked with in this price range. The next step up should be Silverscan for much more money however, I cannot see any difference in the scan quality. Also, the developer Ed Hamrick, works on this program all the time, adding new scanners and making improvements. I have been using this program for years. My only complaint is that it does not keep the pre-scan in memory, so for scanning multiple slides or negatives you need to do a time-consuming pre-scan after every scan. That is one of the only obvious advantages of Silverscan over VueScan for my work.
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5
Svenster
10 January 2019
Version: 9.6.26
Oh such an excellent product. Just resurrected a perfectly good scanner. Love this software.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
26 October 2018
Version: 9.6.20
VueScan is generally a good program. Though I've had some issues with it. The latest one is the suggestion above that it installs a Photoshop plugin. It, in fact, does not. The plugin does exist, but you have to install it manually, as you do the application itself.

To find the plugin, right-click/Option-click on the application and select Show Package Contents; inside you'll find only the Contents folder; open this and you'll see the Plugins folder; wherein you'll find the Vuescan.plugin file. The easiest way to move this to the Photoshop Plug-ins folder is to select it and copy it to the clipboard (Command-C). Then open the Photoshop folder, navigate to the Plug-ins folder; open this folder, and paste the file (Command-V) to the folder. Thereafter it should (it did for me) show up in the Photoshop File>Import pop-out menu. I found very few items in the CC2019 plugins folder. No Import/Export folder as in past versions. Nevertheless, VueScan showed up in the File>Import pop-out menu in Photoshop. Over the years Photoshop has often changed the way it does things. To use it you have to adapt to those changes. That's another reason people don't upgrade. They don't want to learn new sh*t.

FYI: here the plugin is specified for Photoshop CC 2019, but it also works, in my testing, in Photoshop CC 2018, which the installation of 2019 did not replace. It also works in Photoshop CS6, though you should remove any other VueScan plugins you find there, including the TWAIN plugin. It also works in Photoshop CS5.5, for whatever that's worth. The point of replacing any old VueScan plugins is so that you can be sure of launching this latest version of VueScan in Photoshop. When you scan an image it will open in Photoshop, as it should do, for editing purposes.

By the way, I did not get this solution from VueScan tech support. They insist that VueScan installs the plugin, which it does not. Perhaps it once did—I found a VueScan plugin in Photoshop CS6; I don't remember how it got there. But I figured this out on my own and tested it. Hopefully this solution will work for you, whatever version of Photoshop you're using. You might also try it in other applications, like Adobe Photoshop Elements, and any other app that has a plugins folder or capability. Just a suggestion, if you like VueScan.

I though to give VueScan a lower score because of how disputatious their tech support turned out to be. But for the most part I think reviews should restrict themselves to the quality of the app, which is what I've done here.
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5
Camille-C-Laflamme
22 October 2018
Version: 9.6.20
For me it is the best scanner application, works flawlessly with any of my scanners. I recommend it to all Mac user who are looking for scanning. works great with my 17" scanner software.
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5
Aaronk
02 August 2018
Version: 9.6.13
Ressurects an old scanner from the dead when the scanner vendor stops supporting it. Using with a Fujitsu Scansnap S510. Developer releases regular updates, well documented. I wish the software had an auto update feature. The GUI isn't the prettiest, but the software just works. Love it! Another review mentions the subscription. If you pay the ~$100 cost for the software at the developer's website, unlimited free updates are included. Well worth it to stop me from replacing my $400-500 scanner.
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5
ben-marko
15 July 2018
Version: 9.6.12
This is an awesome bit of software. It gets frequent updates and is very easy to use. Bear in mind that it does use subscription licensing - but this is one of the VERY few applications that I would say is well worth 40 bucks a year.
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orsobou4
15 July 2018
Version: 9.6.12
Sorry, but this time, the most recent update, the 9.6.12, did not even open, so I had to return to the previous version, the 9.6.11! Usually, this software works very well with my scanner.
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Phylo
04 July 2018
Version: 9.6.10
Long-time user, working as a doctor on different places, working as politician too, this is my preferred applications to use the different scanners I may encounter during my day, keep the job done. For special photography slides, I use a most powerful application, but it needs time and is for a dedicated scanner. Do you need one all-round application? This is it!
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5
selizabethwebb
14 May 2018
Version: 9.6.08
I've been using this for quite some time now and I can say that it is really amazing.. Highly recommended!
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4.5
Eric•Woehler
01 May 2018
Version: 9.6.07
Long-time user, recommend this software. Remarkable set of options for scanning, talks to Photoshop and generates excellent scans. Talks to the scanners and often provides more preferences/settings than the scanner manufacturers' software. No doubt in my mind the best 3rd party scanner software and well worht the investment.
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Thinking-Differently
24 October 2017
Version: 9.5.89
Looking for something that can take a 2-up document, and convert it to separate pages. Or to say it differently, we are looking for something that can undo imposition. Can VueScan do this, or should we look elsewhere?
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4
Electronman
01 October 2017
Version: 9.5.87
An excellent program for the money. Will scan B&W at up to 16 bits or color at 48+ bits with whatever resolution your scanner can handle.

One weak spot however is: Every time you open the program, you have to do another pre-scan, which means scanner lamp warm-up and full scan time. This is VERY time-consuming if you have a number of slides or negatives in a holder in your scanner. They could easily solve this problem by holding the previous pre-scan in memory. I expressed this to the developer, Ed Hamrick, but he didn't seem to understand what I was talking about. If you are only scanning one print, slide or negative per session, it won't matter to you. But when I have a large number of images to do it does! I now have to use SilverScan for multiple scans, which does hold the pre-scan in memory and thus, takes far less time to get my job done. After all these years and all the other improvements he has made, I wish the developer would make tis one simple improvement that would save so much time and make the program an A+ for pros. Are you listening Ed?
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ben-marko
17 May 2017
Version: 9.5.76
VueScan has to be Force-Quit now, it gets hung up with a spinning beach ball when I try to quit it normally. Software still works fine.
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5
Mr-Mike
23 April 2017
Version: 9.5.74
Simple to use, great results and constantly updated. Best utility app purchase.
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Meitnik
12 April 2017
Version: 9.5.73
Love the app, but seriously He can't support umlauted characters in the saved folder path without crashing!!! I have become deeply disappointed in the testing of the app. For 10 yrs it worked just fine, now I have to be careful to keep an older version around.
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2.5
orkavaal
05 February 2017
Version: 9.5.68
Hello I already have buy the program to use the Damage Scan Dual i4 some time ago. Due to a computercrash I lost the figures from my account. Could you please help me to be able to use it again.
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1
Ecmarco
17 January 2017
Version: 9.5.65
This version seems to have an issue with my HP Envy 100. Looks like it is scanning but never gets out of the opening image set in the app.
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5
Steinarh
16 January 2017
Version: 9.5.65
Have used it for years because it´s reliable, fast and meet all my needs. Recommended.
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3
ben-marko
24 November 2016
Version: 9.5.60
Very handy utility, it works well and has features that similar software does not. Plus it has frequent updates which tells me that the dev is active in ensuring that the But the price for what you get is awfully steep. And if you buy it, bear in mind that the $50 you pay only gives you a year-long license. That's it! Then you have to fork over another $50 for continued use...for another year.
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pl-svn
01 August 2016
Version: 9.5.53
could someone, please, tell the developer to make it so a Dock shortcut is *not* added again every time an update is released and launched for the first time? :mad: (already tried doing it myself but he never cared to reply :rolleyes: )
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5
MJVS
18 July 2016
Version: 9.5.52
I have been using this application for years. Of all the applications I have purchased, this has been the most reliable on both Windows and Mac platforms.
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5
RebeccaA
16 June 2016
Version: 9.5.51
My friend has recommended this app to me. So, I've installed it and feel myself very glad. VueScan has an excellent color balance. When I tried it for scanning even old faded photos of my parents, it gave me a great result - photos are clear and saturated. Great app, I won't regret any cent for it. Many thanks to developers!
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Quad
14 May 2016
Version: 9.5.48
I am looking forward to version 10.x which, hopefully, will bring an updated and modern interface, on par with current Mac OS X design. :)
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Joe-Porter
13 May 2016
Version: 9.5.48
Used this for years. Has driven everything from high-end devices to cheap USB junk. Not a single issue. Ever. The Pro licence isn't free but is very cheap compared to SilverFast. And I've paid once in the last more than ten years.
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Mikeymike
07 May 2016
Version: 9.5.47
Lovely. Just ran ClamXAv and it reported the VueScan installer.dmg is infected with Osx.MalwareAgent-1396095. [Yet no US Presidential candidate is saying anything about creating a tough national pro-consumer security policy.] Thanks, MacUpdate (and/or Hamrick Software), for hosting malware infestations. I haven't renewed my paid subscription and this just dissuaded me from doing so any time again soon.
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mikomeryl
15 April 2016
Version: 9.5.44
MacUpdate Desktop says I need to update to version 9.5.44 but the downloaded file is for 9.5.42, which I already have. I went to this website page for MacUpdate and it says the updated version is 9.5.44 so I downloaded that. I got version 9.5.45 instead. I am hoping that is the correct version but you guys need to clean up the version information in your MacUpdate website and the Desktop.
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0.5
Mike B.
30 March 2016
Version: 9.5.43
Great software but confusedor misinformed developer. A few years ago, I purchased the PRO version using a "no spam" address (@bugmenot) and Mr Hamrick decided that I was a "fraudster", canceling that registration without giving me a refund or even any credible explanation. Since the product is so good, I now decided to waste another $80 and purchased a Pro registration AGAIN, this time using PayPal. Mr Hamrick now also cancelled that new registration but at least I got a refund this time, along with an offensive accusatory email. Apparently because I once used an email address that would shield me from spam email, I can't buy Vuescan and will have to scour the dark corners of the net for a "pre-registered" version. There is a "fraudster" in there, but it's not the customer. Ridiculous!
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4.5
Phylo
04 January 2016
Version: 9.5.35
When did I buy it 16? 20 years ago? Working in different environments, this one of the most useful software I bought, connecting at all scanners I met on my work. The only point is that it is maybe not equal at Silversoft' Silverfast for detailed and true pictures, but on an every day use, it is faster and easier to use (I own both)
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5
Me2
19 December 2015
Version: 9.5.33
Wrote a comment. This is by far one of the most effective and reasonable and worthy apps I've ever purchased.
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Me2
13 December 2015
Version: 9.5.32
Luckily, I saw quality and purchased a 'PRO' license several years ago: always with free upgrades. Now works with not only my Epson, and HP scanners, but also with my new Plustek slide scanner. Not sure what all the negative comments are about as I don't need to read them: I bought it, it works fantastically, it was and is ahead of its time, and I appreciate good workmanship. Thank you for such excellent software for my Mac. Patrick w MacOvation
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0.5
mac-v
11 December 2015
Version: 9.5.30
Unusable. "Free trial" has tiny watermarks a few millimeters apart that cover the whole document. What is the point of a free trial if I can't actually use the software to produce a file I can use? Swindles like this are the reason piracy exists.
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0.5
del-st
11 December 2015
Version: 9.5.30
Unusable. "Free trial" has tiny watermarks a few millimeters apart that cover the whole document. What is the point of a free trial if I can't actually use the software to produce a file I can use? Swindles like this are the reason piracy exists.
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5
umaromc
08 December 2015
Version: 9.5.29
This software is great and I'm glad I bought a license years ago to support development and it was the only option for scanning on the fairly new OS X using an unpopular USB scanner (most were still SCSI). Other than that I highly suggest NOT DOWNLOADING THIS VIA MACUPDATE as you'll end up installing MacUpdate's software directly rather than a direct installer of VUESCAN! http://www.hamrick.com/download.html **DOWNLOAD DIRECTLY FROM THE DEVELOPER UNLESS YOU WANT TO INSTALL MacUpdate's SOFTWARE.** When downloading the page states "DOWNLOADING VUESCAN 9.5.25" but you're actually downloading the MacUpdate software installer, NOT VueScan!
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Ced
04 December 2015
Version: 9.5.29
I'm wondering why MacUpdate doesn't provide the original installer from the developer. Instead there is an "MacUpdate Installer". I don't like this...
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Jeffsters
02 December 2015
Version: 9.5.29
Something is VERY strange. How can it be that VueScan has 1,231,529 downloads? Really? Not even Chrome has broken 1,000,000 here! Scanner software? Hmm...manipulation to get it on the coveted "Red" listed updates?
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anonymous-camel-2414
02 November 2015
Version: 9.5.28
Something fishy going on here, when I download version 9.5.28 I get a disk image called VueScan Installer but when I open it there is only a MacUpdate installer app. Malware tactics from MacUpdate?
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Ashley-Hunter
31 October 2015
Version: 9.5.28
BEWARE!! this update comes in a MacUpdate installer that will install other software if you are not careful!
VueScan gets a 5 star review
MacUpdate a 0 star review for packaging other software in an installer.
This is the kind of thing Windows users are plagued with. Mac users should not put up with this!!
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umaromc
31 October 2015
Version: 9.5.28
BEWARE! MacUpdate have pulled a SourceForge (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/) and are tricking downloaders with the MacUpdate Installer PKG file instead of the VueScan update directly which they expect, which is available here, directly from the dev's site; http://www.hamrick.com/download.html
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Fra
30 October 2015
Version: 9.5.28
The fucking installer from macupdate. Eat your shit !
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5
Robpaterson
07 October 2015
Version: 9.5.27
This is my first review on MacUpdate. I feel compelled to leave a review for this software for a variety of reasons, but mostly because this software just rocks. Not only that, the customer service is fantastic, and the software designer himself (apparently) emails back, at least he did for me. I am incredibly grateful for this software. It's always irked me that obsolescence is built into so much of the tech world, and I really don't like the idea of trashing a perfectly good scanner just because a driver or software is outdated. It makes me happy that I can continue to use my scanner because of this software. My highest recommendation.
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1.5
Kunta-Kinte
08 August 2015
Version: 9.5.22
It's true, it works with many scanners, but the GUI is such a mess it is unusable. I worked with some pro SW and HW combos in the past (Linotype, Creo, ...) and now I'm using Epson Scan and Silverfast 6.6 at home with Epson 4870. Can't stand newer version of Silverfast either. But at least they both have normal interface for tweaking a scan (histogram controls) and you know what you are doing. This is not true for Vuescan; developer is not capable to produce normal scanning GUI environment or maybe he tries to invent hot water, so to speak. Anyway, this software is much too expensive for what it is: unfinished product. I will be more that happy to review my statements if in the future GUI and the process becomes usable and logical. Right now it is horrible and I would rather throw my scanner out the window than use it with Vuescan as it is. At the moment Epson Scan is maybe the best solution, even with it's quirks and limitations.
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David-Losada-Soler
03 June 2015
Version: 9.5.13
The new Text / Text in color option causes problems with an EPSON Perfection Photo 2480 under Yosemite 10.10.3. When the input setting is Text, after tweaking the threshold value, any new preview or scan shows a red curtain while scanning and the result is a blank image. To be able to scan again, you have to change to Color and do a new preview. This did not happen in 9.5.11. Back to 9.5.11
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0.5
jack2001
21 May 2015
Version: 9.5.11
applicazione pessima. con il mio vecchio ma ottimo scanner hp scanjet g4050 non ha mai funzionato.
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ZachP3614
05 May 2015
Version: 9.5.09
When I first bought OSX, maybe back in 2001 or 2002, my scanner wouldn't work, and I got tired of rebooting into classic to scan a page. I bought a Pro licence of vuescan back then, and have used it ever since, without another cent spent, or a single issue needing troubleshooting. 100% in all departments.....
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BobbyBobby
14 April 2015
Version: 9.5.08
This is the most buggy, under supported scanning software out there. There has been a multi scan bug in Vuescan for YEARS. I've contacted the author and documented the bug fully (I'm a Mac tech) and only received 1 very cryptic eMail in response, and almost 2 years later, the bug still exists. I need the software to work flawlessly for scanning hundreds of slides and negatives. And it just doesn't work, consistently or reliably. I'm not the only one complaining about this bug, nor this software. I've spent too much time trying to work around this bug. And having spent the money many years ago for the Pro version, I feel the customer service of Hamrick is severely lacking. I'd advise you to buy something else ... anything else!
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gaiamie
16 March 2015
Version: 9.5.07
I have used this a lot for the last couple years and find it to be reliable, simple tool that does everything I need it to do - very happy with it!
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CS2530
03 March 2015
Version: 9.5.06
Great program, great support, great price! All software and all support should be this good. Thanks, and keep up the good work, Ed.
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Mreg
22 February 2015
Version: 9.4.66
I have been using Vuescan for years. It is far superior to every native scanner diver I have ever used on both Windows and Macs, it is reliable, incredibly full of features and options, is constantly being updated, works on every scanner imaginable, or will soon after a device is on the market (I use it with my 15-year old Minolta Scan Dual I as well as my new Canon Multifunction), works on both Windows and Macs, and its author is responsive. Yes, it's not for idiots, which is likely where the rare negative reviews come from. This is one of the best pieces of software I have ever owned or used. Easily worth double the price, especially considering the constant updating and support.
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Mhoutman
22 February 2015
Version: 9.4.66
Dear Hamrick family, Please implement Sparkle update. http://sparkle-project.org You happy users :)
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Johnnyr
19 February 2015
Version: 9.4.65
If it wasn't for VueScan my Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 and 9000 would be junk. Nikon doesn't support these excellent film scanners anymore, which is a damn shame as they are some of the best scanners ever produced. With VueScan I'm still able to scan all my Kodachromes and 6x6 slides for years to come. Thanks Ed Hamrick for keeping your software up to date!
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Polak
19 February 2015
Version: 9.4.65
Frequently updated and very good support. You get for what you payed.
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Jim-Leff
16 January 2015
Version: 9.4.59
One really annoying interface issue. You need to hit the "last page" button before you save your scan (which is not at all intuitive with one-page scans). If you hit the "save to disk" icon, nothing happens. I've begged the author to fix this (i.e. if you hit that "save to disk" icon, which is the intuitive thing to do, you should at least get some guidance)
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Jim-Leff
16 January 2015
Version: 9.4.59
Spent the afternoon surfing for ways to revive the scanning function on my old Canon Pixma. Much frustration. Stumbled upon VueScan. $39.95 seemed steep, but I discovered it's perma-discounted to $29.95 on it's own site (see https://www.hamrick.com/reg.html ). What a joy to simply run the program....and it works. No hassle with printer drivers, compatibility issues, downloading lots of worrisome little open source apps and such (required by Twain Sane). And, as a bonus, it's a much, much, much better user interface than Canon's old scanner software. Some problems need to have money waved at them. And this sure beat paying $150 for new hardware.
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RogerKatz
21 December 2014
Version: 9.4.56
VueScan 9.4.57 was released on December 20, 2014
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
05 November 2014
Version: 9.4.52
This place is getting more like CNet every day. And that's not a good thing. Now when you click Download you're diverted to another page that tries to sell you MacUpdate Desktop and you have to click another link to get the download started. They seem to be trying to find ways to annoy their readers. If I wanted the desktop app, I'd get it. I don't need, and I don't appreciate deceptive tactics and the hard sell. Get a clue, guys. People come here because, in the past at least, you were not CNet, with it's confusing blizzard of ads. You seem to no longer value that distinction and are ruining your site as a result. If you need money, charge a fee for an ad free version of the site. But be honest about it.
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Mrelcee
24 October 2014
Version: 9.4.49
I paid for the pro license in April 2003 roughly. Vuescan has been continuously updated.. New scanners and features have been added and anything I've ever used it on has been or would be supported with a tech support email. Never once have I needed to pay for an upgrade. This app is an investment and seemingly future proof if you buy the pro license, which I recommend. I've done thousands upon thousands of scans, with film scanners and flatbeds. Vuescan has paid for itself many times over, without a doubt. I don't even bother installing new scanner drivers when they come out, I just use Vuescan.
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Stephen-Fry
28 September 2014
Version: 9.4.45
Must have tool when you use scanners. Continual updates keeps this app alive. Great value.
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smk-1
18 September 2014
Version: 9.4.44
What happened to the multiple page handling and the way it saves documents is completely different now. I loved this program until this version, now it's too convoluted to use.
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4.5
Dmnelson
13 August 2014
Version: 9.4.39
I purchased because my scanner is not supported by Image Capture and the official software doesn't work in 10.9. I realize I could have probably found a newer scanner secondhand for what VueScan costs (or maybe even less), but my scanner still works fine and I'd rather not add more stuff to the landfill. Can't give it a full 5 stars because the UI is a little clunky, but it has all the functionality I want and works great! It's also nice knowing I could plug in just about any scanner I come across in my wanderings and be all ready to go without loading any additional software.
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Robertcoogan
03 August 2014
Version: 9.4.37
Great scanner software, I purchased it a year ago and it has never failed me. Until today. When I got a popup window saying I had to purchase another license unless I wanted to upgrade to the pro version for $40. Pretty sneaky...nothing about this expiration date in the original receipt. I feel like I have been ripped off, honestly. I don't mind paying for upgrades to new versions, but expiration dates are dishonest. It is why I dropped Adobe PS and moved over to GIMP. I cannot in good conscience recommend this to anyone as long as the developer does this to his customers. Better to just let people use the software that they paid for, rather than yank the rug out from under them.
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sjk
25 July 2014
Version: 9.4.36
Not happy that VueScan is now adding itself to Dock again (and restarting it) when updated.
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Liselotte
21 July 2014
Version: 9.4.35
Great unmissable tool when you use scanners. Frequently updated and good support.
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Idjster
19 July 2014
Version: 9.4.34
I recently changed my scanner from a dedicated Epson scanner to an HP Officejet wireless all-in-one as I've found my scanning needs dwindling rapidly in recent years. I've a long-time user of VueScan, and the moment I removed the Epson scanner and connected the HP Vuescan recognized it and started working with it immediately. Vuescan has far more features than I'll ever need, but it can do all the scanning I need, with marvellous results, and support is second to none. Like other users, when I've had to contact Ed (only once) his reply was prompt and courteous. Terrific app and service!
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Aapple
19 July 2014
Version: 9.4.34
What happened to the 32 bit links which used to be on this page?
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mrcndc
25 May 2014
Version: 9.4.31
For what it's worth. I recently changed from a ScanSnap S300M to a ScanSnap ix500EE (Evernote Edition). At first VueScan was not recognizing the ix500EE even with the ScanSnap Manager Evernote Edition closed. It turns out that the old ScanSnap Manager was still loading, blocking VueScan's access. Once I updated the ScanSnap Manager to the ix500 standard (deleting old ScanSnap Manager files) everything worked. In sum: for VueScan to recognize an ix500EE the ScanSnap Manager Evernote Edition and if present the ScanSnap Manager must be Closed or OFF. Also VueScan apparently will not recognize the ix500EE via WiFi, thus the USB cable must be plugged in.
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mrcndc
25 May 2014
Version: 9.4.31
I've positively rated VueScan before. I'm doing it again for two reasons. I have recently purchased a SnapScan iX500EE (Evernote Edition) and had trouble getting VueScan to recognize it. I emailed Ed and thoughtfully over a period of two days of prompt back and forth emails the problem was solved. It was my configuration, not a VueScan problem. But I especially want to applaud the prompt, courteous and helpful individual response from Ed. I've occasionally in the past had to seek his help and he is always there for is users. Ed is a refreshing contrast to the big software developers with tier one, two and three support systems, and bureaucracies. My rating of the software is 5 stars. More importantly my rating of Ed is 5 stars!
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silverlaker
02 May 2014
Version: 9.4.29
I hate this new version, which has made my Canon N650U unusable. I click 'preview', get the spinning ball and then a sliver of 'ants' moving around the narrow box. Just awful
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nerval
12 April 2014
Version: 9.4.28
Updated very frequently. Easy to use and works with any scanner. It's the best of it's kind.
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Dejmac
24 February 2014
Version: 9.4.25
Vue Scan is, simply, the best scannig program on the Mac OS X market. Mr. Hamrick is keeping it for both 32bit and 64bit customers. Thank you Mr. Hamrick, you are the picturesque example how developers should treat all customers, that is, Mr. Hamrick hasn't forgot us with 32bit Mac machines. And lot of other developers are forgetting 32bit customers!!! Thank you Mr. Hamrick. Once again, Vue Scan is the best!
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Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 9.4.24
I have been using it for years!
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Dr-David
07 February 2014
Version: 9.4.24
The developer, Ed Hamrick, has created an essential scanning tool. Not only does it support many legacy scanners, but one can tweak a scan before saving it to file. You can even save different tweaked versions of the scan [without having to do a physical rescan]. Add to this Ed's responsiveness to user messages, and diligence in fixing bugs, and I can heartily recommend buying this program. One caveat: If, like me, you need to work with multipage scans, you will find the removal of the multi-page tweaking facility from version 9.4 disconcerting. Fortunately, version 9.3 is still available for download If you have an older hardware or OS, not supported by the most current vuescan, older versions are available, as are versions for Linux and Windows.
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Bunky
20 January 2014
Version: 9.4.21
Simply put, I can't do without this application. I update usually after a system update.. My Epson 4490 is still cranking out images all the way from the first OSX up to and including Mavericks.
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Ced
20 January 2014
Version: 9.4.21
Why does it connect to d1t4l16dpbiwrj.cloudfront.net at start ??? It seems there is no option to avoid it. Please change this.
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