Brother MFC-8480DN Scanner Driver

Can't find a driver for your Brother MFC-8480DN? VueScan is here to help.

Don't you hate how Brother stop releasing drivers whenever a new operating system comes out? VueScan works differently. In most cases VueScan doesn't need a driver from Brother.
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VueScan has the features you need no matter what you need to scan



Scan Documents

Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to PDF (Single and Multipage)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic Color Detection
  • Small document file sizes
  • Automatic document deskewing

Brother MFC-8480DN Document Scanning Software
Brother MFC-8480DN Photo Scanning Software

Scan Photos

Do you have boxes full of photos in a drawer? Use VueScan to get them on your computer, and off your to-do list.

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Since 1998 VueScan has saved hundreds of thousands scanners from ending up in the landfill.

Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Brother MFC-8480DN scanner

Apple keeps changing their Mac OS and Brother will not update the driver for my scanner. VueScan keeps my Brother scanner operating with each new Mac OS version that comes around. Boo for Brother - Kudos for VueScan!

— Greg Beale in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Brother MFC-8480DN scanner

This application always works. Plenty of features for any scanner out there. Can't find software and drivers for your scanner/OS version? No problem because VueScan will do the trick.

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Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Brother MFC-8480DN scanner

VueScan provides the simplest way to make your scanner work, none of the problems of Windows drivers "not found". That also means that old hardware gets a new lease of life, ecologically friendly at its best!

— Emily Moore in Houston, Texas, USA
Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Brother MFC-8480DN scanner

My scanner, though perfectly good mechanically, had been orphaned heading into Windows 7. VueScan brought it back into use, and the new version for Windows 10 carried that on. The application is excellent.

— Alex Robson in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada

Brother MFC-8480DN Technical Information


Flatbed Scanning:Yes
Film Scanning:No
Document Feeder:Yes
Windows:Yes
Mac:Yes
Linux:Yes
USB:Yes
SCSI:No
Firewire:No
Network:Yes
USB Vendor ID:04f9
USB Product ID:0217
Brother MFC-8480DN

VueScan is compatible with the Brother MFC-8480DN on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

VueScan Mobile also works with this scanner on the iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire.

If you're using Windows and you've installed a Brother driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver.

You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

On Linux, you need to set up libusb device protections.

VueScan uses in-scanner JPEG compression with this scanner to scan faster. This is significantly faster when scanning over a network connection. You can turn this off by setting 'Input | Fine mode'.


Every day more than 10,000 people download VueScan to fix their old scanner

Now it's your turn to bring your scanner back to life - and keep it out of the landfill

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