VueScan
VueScan
9.7.05

4.3

VueScan free download for Mac

VueScan

9.7.05
18 October 2019

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 9.7.05:
  • Faster scanning with Genesys Logic scanners (remembers calibration)
  • Preliminary support for transparency scans with Genesys Logic

642 VueScan Reviews

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Radus
03 October 2019

Most helpful

Best App of its kind. It works perfectly on my old Scan Snap S1500M.
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Version 9.7.01
dpdelly
17 October 2019
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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Version 9.7.04
Radus
03 October 2019
Best App of its kind. It works perfectly on my old Scan Snap S1500M.
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Version 9.7.01
Dovidls
03 October 2019
In nearly every respect, this is five-star software -- reasonably priced, reliability, intuitive ui, quality scanning etc, etc. VueScan kept my CanoScan 4400F away from landfill for many years after its manufacturer chose to abandon supporting it and I cheerfully paid for a pro version license. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I had great hope that Vuescan would continue supporting my scanner even after Apple dropped support for 32bit apps. and appreciated and was impressed with the developer's responsiveness throughout frustrating trials with the 64bit version, So, great was my surprise when the developer finally said he had enough and threw in the towel. Hearing that some other canoscan 4400f users had better results was small comfort to me. As high as my expectations and passion for VueScan is, I never dreamed these could exceed that of its creator. Regretfully, I cannot give VueScan the five stars it should deserve.
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Version 9.6.47
Macmuser
29 August 2019
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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Version 9.6.47
drnoel
19 August 2019
I have not been able to update MacUpdate, had to to this on my own.
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Version 9.6.46
Umbe42
30 June 2019
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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Version 9.6.43
glrooney
14 April 2019
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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Version 9.6.38
5 answer(s)
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
06 May 2019
Which software did HP say only works with 10.8? The HP scanning software, or VueScan?

I can tell you that VueScan works with the latest version of macOS, because it does on my Mac.

Sounds like the HP driver was interfering. That is a common problem (that is not VueScan's fault), so it is a reasonable suggestion to remove it. You can't have two drivers fighting over the scanner.

Hamrick can be a difficult person, but I can find no error in what he was saying. For me, VueScan has been 5-star software for the at least 15 years I've been using it.
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glrooney
glrooney
07 May 2019
ON APRIL 12, 2019, I SPOKE TO ALBERT GACAYAN, HEWLETT PACKARD SUPPORT. AND HE TOLD ME THAT THE VUESCAN SOFTWARE ONLY WORKS WITH MAC OS 10.8 OR EARLIER. I HAVE MAC OS 10.14.

THE SCANNER SOFTWARE ON MY PRINTER WAS GONE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I EVEN BOUGHT VUESCAN SCANNER SOFTWARE A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO AND IT WORKED ON MY OLD COMPUTER JUST FINE. THE HAMRICK SITE SAYS THAT MY PRINTER AND MY CURRENT SOFTWARE ARE COMPATIBLE AND THEY ARE NOT. IN CHECKING ON VARIOUS SITE FOR VUESCAN AND HAMRICK REVIEWS, THEY GET MANY, MANY BAD REVIEWS FOR THE SAME REASON. I BELIEVE THAT WHEN THEY EMAILED ME, AND OFFERED THE LATEST UPDATE TO MY SOFTWARE, IT WAS JUST A COME ON AND A FRAUD - TRYING TO GET THE $50 FOR THE UPGRADE BECAUSE THE "FREE" VERSION NEVER WORKED EITHER. I HAVE ALSO SEEN MANY REVIEWS WITH THIS CLAIM. ALL ANYONE HAS TO DO IT SEARCH GOOGLE FOR VUESCAN OR HAMRICK REVIEWS. THEY ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THE GUY WHO RUNS IT IS STILL GETTING AWAY WITH IT. I HAVE REPORTED THEM TO THE DEPT OF JUSTICE, CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SITES. HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL BE TAKEN DOWN.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
08 May 2019
Either the HP rep misunderstood, or you misunderstood. Because it is a FACT that VueScan works on the latest macOS, it is not limited to 10.8. Otherwise, how did I just spend the last two weeks scanning film with VueScan on macOS 10.13.6? And others are using 10.14.

If your HP scanner was old, what the HP rep was probably saying is that the *HP* software for that scanner probably doesn't work past 10.8. We see that a lot more often...scanner makers not updating their software to keep up with macOS. That's why I started using VueScan, when Nikon stopped updating their software to keep up with Mac OS X. But VueScan is ALWAYS updated for the latest Mac system. It keeps our old scanners alive on the latest system, that's why you see so many positive reviews here.

What is the model of your HP scanner? Maybe we can clear up whether the HP software still works past 10.8.
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glrooney
glrooney
08 May 2019
The printer is: HP Laserjet M1522nf. I ended up buying a new printer and scanner. As I stated before, my Laserjet had no scanner software on it at all.
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Abugirges
Abugirges
10 May 2019
Before buying VueScan you should have checked if your scanner is supported:

https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/hp_laserjet_m1522n.html#technical-information

and why didnt you install the software and tested it before buying?

Your childish behaviour does not help anyone.
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David-Losada-Soler
21 February 2019
Does not work with Xerox WorkCentre 6515 through Ethernet in macOS 10.13.6. Using ExactScan now.
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Version 9.6.32
Electronman
18 February 2019
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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Version 9.6.31
Svenster
10 January 2019
Oh such an excellent product. Just resurrected a perfectly good scanner. Love this software.
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Version 9.6.26
$49.95

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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