VueScan works with the Canon 5600F on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
This scanner has an infrared lamp for scanning film. VueScan's 'Filter | Infrared clean' option can be used to remove dust spots from film scans. This is similar to (and we think better than) the ICE and FARE algorithms.
It scans with visible light in the first pass and with infrared light in the second pass.
Infrared cleaning works well with all types of color negative and color slide film, including Kodachrome. However, silver-based black/white film doesn't work with infrared cleaning because the silver particles look the same in visible light and infrared light.
You need to install a Canon scanner driver to use this scanner on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
If you don't have a Canon scanner driver installed, VueScan will still do flatbed scans (but not transparency scans).
On Windows x64, you need to use VueScan x64 to use this scanner's transparency adapter.
This scanner is supported on Mac OS X Lion and later if you first install the Canon scanner drivers.
If you have an iPad, iPhone, Android phone/tablet or Kindle Fire, you can use VueScan Mobile with WiFi scanners or the built-in camera to scan documents.