VueScan 9.4.59 Release Notes

VueScan Quick Start

Scanning Images

  1. Run VueScan
  2. Insert image into scanner
  3. Set "Input|Media type"
  4. Press "Preview" button
  5. Adjust crop box with mouse
  6. Press "Scan" button
If the colors don't look quite right in the preview, try clicking with the right mouse button (with control key on Mac OS) on an area of the image that should be gray.

To reset to the automatic color balance setting, double-click on the image with the right mouse button (with control key on Mac OS).

If the lighting in the scene is unusual (i.e. at sunset or with stage lighting), try setting "Color|Color balance" to "Neutral".

Using Scanner as Copier

  1. Run VueScan
  2. Set "Input|Scan task" to "Copy to printer"
  3. Set "Input|Media type"
  4. Set "Input|Media size"
  5. Insert image into scanner
  6. Press "Scan" button
  7. Repeat from step 5

Working with Scanned Images

VueScan is designed to save scanned images to JPEG files (by default) or TIFF files (optionally).

You can configure your favorite image editing program to automatically open each image when a scan completes. Use the "Prefs|External viewer" option to control this.

On Mac OS X, you can set up the default viewer for .tif and .jpg files by:

  1. click once on a .tif or .jpg file
  2. choose "File|Show info"
  3. choose "Open with application"
  4. pick the application you want to use
  5. press the "Change All" button
On Windows, you can set up the program that automatically starts with scanned images by setting up a file association for .tif and .jpg files. To create a file association, click on a .tif or .jpg file with the right mouse button, select "Open with", then "Choose program". Pick the program you want to use, and also select "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

On Linux, use the "Prefs|Viewer" option to select the application to use to view .tif and .jpg files.

Scanning Roll of Film

If you're scanning many frames from the same roll of film, the following procedure will optimally set the CCD exposure and film base color (i.e. mask color):

  1. Set "Input|Options" to "Advanced"
  2. Set "Input|Media type"
  3. Insert film with most transparent area
  4. If "Input|Lock exposure" visible
    • Clear "Input|Lock exposure"
  5. Press "Preview" button
  6. Adjust cropping if necessary
  7. If "Input|Lock exposure" visible
    • Set "Input|Lock exposure"
    • Press "Preview" button
  8. If "Input|Lock film base color" visible
    • Set "Input|Lock film base color"

Batch Scanning

To scan multiple images in a batch, set "Input|Batch scan" to "All" to scan all frames in a device, or set it to "List" and type in the list of frames (i.e. "4 3 1" for frames 4, 3 and 1, in that order).

More Information

For more information, refer to the VueScan User's Guide.

Changes from Previous Versions

What's new in version 9.4.59

  • Fixed problem with some duplex scans on Brother scanners
  • Fixed problem with some non-English translations
What's new in version 9.4.58
  • Fixed problem with garbled file names when 'Output | Auto file name' off
  • Fixed problem with 'Input | Auto skew' when 'Input | Media" set to 'Auto'
  • Fixed problem with some Epson DS-series scanners on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with some Samsung scanners at 100 dpi
What's new in version 9.4.57
  • Improved quality and accuracy of infrared cleaning
  • Fixed problem with infrared cleaning on Plustek OpticFilm 120
  • Fixed problem with Epson GT-S50/GT-S55/GT-S80/GT-S85 on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with some WIA scanners on Windows
What's new in version 9.4.56
  • Improved process of making multi-page PDF files
  • Fixed problem with crash on startup on Mac OS X
  • Fixed some problems on Linux
  • Fixed problem with some older HP Scanjet document feeders
What's new in version 9.4.55
  • Improved 'Output | Auto file name' to allow appending to PDF file
  • Changed default value of 'Prefs | External viewer" to "Viewer"
  • Improved scan speed on some older Brother scanners
  • Fixed problem with some HP Laserjet scanners
What's new in version 9.4.54
  • Fixed problem with crashes on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Fixed problem with negative scans on Epson Perfection V800/GT-X980
  • Fixed problem with colors on some versions of Xerox DocuMate 152
  • Fixed problem with some Plustek scanners on Windows x64
  • Fixed problem with 8.5x14 inch scans on HP OfficeJet Pro 8630
  • Fixed problem with large scans on some HP printer/scanner/copiers
  • Fixed problem with installing Photoshop Elements 13 plugin on Windows
  • Added support for HP PhotoSmart S20 on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
What's new in version 9.4.53
  • Added support for 7 new HP scanners
    • ENVY 5640
    • ENVY 5660
    • ENVY 7640
    • ENVY 8000
    • LaserJet Pro MFP M225dn
    • Officejet 5740
    • Officejet 8040
What's new in version 9.4.52
  • Added support for Plustek OpticPro A320 on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with startup on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Added support for 67 new Brother scanners
    • DCP-1610NW
    • DCP-1610W
    • DCP-1618W
    • DCP-7080
    • DCP-7080D
    • DCP-7180DN
    • DCP-7189DW
    • DCP-9022CDW
    • DCP-J137N
    • DCP-J157N
    • DCP-J4120DW
    • DCP-J4220N
    • DCP-J557N
    • DCP-J757N
    • DCP-J957N
    • DCP-L2500D
    • DCP-L2520D
    • DCP-L2520DW
    • DCP-L2540DN
    • DCP-L2540DW
    • DCP-L2560DW
    • DCP-L8400CDN
    • DCP-L8450CDW
    • FAX-L2700DN
    • HL-L2380DW
    • MFC-1910NW
    • MFC-1910W
    • MFC-1919NW
    • MFC-7380
    • MFC-7480D
    • MFC-7880DN
    • MFC-7889DW
    • MFC-9142CDN
    • MFC-9332CDW
    • MFC-9342CDW
    • MFC-J2320
    • MFC-J2720
    • MFC-J4215N
    • MFC-J4320DW
    • MFC-J4420DW
    • MFC-J4520DW
    • MFC-J4620DW
    • MFC-J4625DW
    • MFC-J4720N
    • MFC-J5320DW
    • MFC-J5520DW
    • MFC-J5620CDW
    • MFC-J5620DW
    • MFC-J5625DW
    • MFC-J5720CDW
    • MFC-J5720DW
    • MFC-J5820DN
    • MFC-J727D
    • MFC-J827DN
    • MFC-J877N
    • MFC-J897DN
    • MFC-J987DN
    • MFC-L2700D
    • MFC-L2700DW
    • MFC-L2705DW
    • MFC-L2720DN
    • MFC-L2720DW
    • MFC-L2740DW
    • MFC-L8600CDW
    • MFC-L8650CDW
    • MFC-L8850CDW
    • MFC-L9550CDW
What's new in version 9.4.51
  • Improved automatic recognition of color vs. black/white scans
  • Improved color scans on Fujitsu document scanners
  • Changed PDF scans to default to multi-page scans
  • Fixed some problems on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
What's new in version 9.4.50
  • Fixed problem with document feeder centering with some Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with some HP LaserJet scanners
  • Improved scan speed with some Brother scanners
  • Added support for networked Lexmark scanners on Windows
What's new in version 9.4.49
  • Fixed problem with cropping on flatbed
  • Added support for 124 additional digital camera raw files
  • Fixed problem pressing 'Cancel' button with Canon Pixma scanners
  • Added support for installing plugin in Photoshop Elements 13
  • Added message about USB scanners without drivers installed on Windows
What's new in version 9.4.48
  • Fixed problem with some Fujitsu scanners
  • Added support for 50 new Epson scanners
    • AL-MX300
    • DS-40
    • DS-520
    • DS-560
    • EP-707A
    • EP-777A
    • EP-807A
    • EP-907F
    • EP-977A3
    • GT-X830
    • GT-X980
    • L455
    • L850
    • LP-M5300
    • Perfection V800
    • Perfection V850
    • PX-047A
    • PX-437A
    • PX-M350F
    • PX-M650A
    • PX-M650F
    • PX-M7050
    • PX-M7050FP
    • PX-M7050FX
    • PX-M840FX
    • WF-2630
    • WF-2650
    • WF-2660
    • WF-8510
    • WF-8590
    • WF-M5690
    • WF-R4640
    • WF-R5690
    • WF-R8590
    • XP-220
    • XP-225
    • XP-320
    • XP-322
    • XP-323
    • XP-325
    • XP-420
    • XP-422
    • XP-423
    • XP-425
    • XP-520
    • XP-620
    • XP-720
    • XP-760
    • XP-820
    • XP-860
What's new in version 9.4.47
  • Changed 'Prefs | External viewer' to allow opening folder
  • Fixed problem with transparency scans with some older Canon scanners
  • Fixed problem with some Avision document feeders
  • Fixed problem with some WIA scanners on Windows
  • Fixed problem with document centering with some Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with some Plustek OpticFilm scanners on Windows
What's new in version 9.4.46
  • Fixed problem with Plustek OpticFilm scanners on Windows
  • Improved infrared cleaning with Plustek OpticFilm 120
  • Fixed problem with infrared clean and black/white film
  • Fixed problem with Brother MFC-J6510DW document feeder
What's new in version 9.4.45
  • Document feeders no longer require Professional Edition
  • Added support for multi exposure on Plustek OpticFilm 120
  • Added support for multi sampling on Plustek OpticFilm 120
  • Improved infrared cleaning on Plustek OpticFilm 120
  • Improved support for other Plustek OpticFilm scanners
  • Added support for networked OKI scanners on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with 1200 dpi scans on Canon MG3500
What's new in version 9.4.44
  • Added support for 2 new Canon scanners
    • LiDE 120
    • LiDE 220
  • Improved scan speed on some Brother scanners with USB 2.0
  • Fixed problem with document feeder on some older HP scanners
What's new in version 9.4.43
  • Added support for 10 new Canon scanners
    • E460
    • MB2000
    • MB2300
    • MB5000
    • MB5300
    • MG2900
    • MG5600
    • MG6600
    • MG6700
    • MG7500
  • Improved scan speed on some Plustek film scanners
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet IIc
  • Fixed problem with document feeder centering on some Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with document feeder on some Brother scanners
  • Document feeder now requires Professional Edition for new purchases
What's new in version 9.4.42
  • Fixed problem with document feeder on Epson WF-7610/WF-7620
  • Fixed problem loading DNG files larger than 2 GBytes
  • Improved support for WiFi scanners on Mac OS X
  • Added support for 4 new HP scanners
    • Laserjet Pro MFP M435nw
    • Scanjet 200
    • Scanjet 300
    • Scanjet 3000
What's new in version 9.4.41
  • Fixed problem with some HP LaserJet scanners at 1200 dpi
  • Fixed problem with Microtek 9800XL+
  • Fixed problem with PIE PF120 and Reflecta MF 5000
  • Fixed problem on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Added support for 5 new HP printer/scanner/copiers
    • Officejet 6800
    • Officejet Pro 6830
    • Officejet Pro 8640
    • Officejet Pro 8650
    • Officejet Pro 8660
What's new in version 9.4.40
  • Fixed problem with 'Filter | Descreen' option
  • Fixed problem with some Plustek scanners on Windows
  • Fixed problem with Plustek OpticBook 3600 and 3800 on Mac OS X
What's new in version 9.4.39
  • Film scanning now requires Professional Edition for new purchases
  • Added 'Filter | Grain reduction' option for reflective scans
  • Added support for duplex scans on HP Officejet Pro 276dw
  • Fixed problem with Microtek 9800XL
What's new in version 9.4.38
  • Added support for Samsung SL-K2200, SL-M288x and SL-C1860
  • Fixed problem with Epson Perfection V500, V550 and V600
  • Fixed problem with Brother DCP-1510
  • Fixed problem with Brother A3 document feeders
  • Fixed problem with HP Scanjet 5590 document feeder
What's new in version 9.4.37
  • Added 'Filter | Descreen' option
  • Removed 'Magazine' and 'Newspaper' options from 'Input | Media'
  • Changed drop-down list of 'Input | Media'
What's new in version 9.4.36
  • Added support for 14 inch flatbed scans on 3 HP scanners
    • HP Officejet Pro X476dn
    • HP Officejet Pro X476dw
    • HP Officejet Pro X576dw
  • Changed default flatbed scan format from JPEG to PDF
  • Doesn't show upgrade info if 'Prefs | Splash screen' is off
What's new in version 9.4.35
  • Fixed problem with Epson Perfection V500 document feeder
  • Fixed problem with Canon LiDE 110 and LiDE 210
  • Fixed problem with some HP duplex scanners
  • Fixed problem with printing on Linux
  • Simplified installation on Mac OS X
What's new in version 9.4.34
  • Added support for Samsung C460 series
  • Fixed problem with installing Photoshop import filter
  • Fixed problem with Brother MFC-8690DW
  • Fixed problem with adding icon to dock on Mac OS X 10.9
What's new in version 9.4.33
  • Changed default of 'Input | Media' to 'Text' for document feeders
  • Added support for installing VueScan plugin in Photoshop CC 2014
  • Fixed problem with 'Edit | Copy image' and 'Edit | Copy OCR text"
  • Fixed problem with scan area on PrimeFilm 120
  • Fixed problem with Plustek OpticFilm 7400 on Windows
  • Fixed problem with some spurious errors in Console on Mac OS X
What's new in version 9.4.32
  • Fixed problem with Plustek OpticFilm 7600i on Windows x64
  • Fixed problem with HP psc 1500
  • Fixed problem with Fujitsu fi-5750C, fi-7160 and fi-7180
  • Added duplex support for Canon MF4800 series scanners
What's new in version 9.4.31
  • Fixed problem with some HP LaserJet document feeders
  • Fixed problem with duplex scans on some HP scanners
  • Fixed problem with Canon Pixma MX920 at 1200 and 2400 dpi
  • Added support for 8.5x14 flatbed scans on HP Officejet Pro 8500
What's new in version 9.4.30
  • Fixed problem with Fujitsu iX500 scanner
  • Fixed problem with some older HP document feeders
  • Fixed problem with some PIE/Reflecta 5000 dpi scanners
  • Fixed problem with synchronizing names of files written simultaneously
  • Fixed problem with some Epson document feeders
  • Fixed problem with some Image Capture scanners on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with some WIA scanners on Windows
  • Fixed problem with some older Fujitsu scanners
  • Fixed problem with some newer HP LaserJet MFPs
What's new in version 9.4.29
  • Fixed problem with some Brother document feeders
  • Fixed problem with some Epson A3 scanners
  • Fixed problem with some Epson and Plustek scanners on Windows
  • Fixed problem with some Image Capture scanners on Mac OS X 10.9
  • Added support for Duplex scans on HP Officejet Pro X476/X576
What's new in version 9.4.28
  • Fixed problem A3 on some Brother scanners
  • Fixed problem with Epson DS-510
  • Fixed problem with some HP duplex scanners
  • Added support for document feeder on Epson G85/G85xi
  • Added support for RGB analog gain on Epson scanners
  • Added support for some Brother scanners
    • DCP-1510
    • DCP-1810
    • DCP-J100
    • DCP-J105
    • DCP-J112
    • DCP-J132N
    • DCP-J132W
    • DCP-J152N
    • DCP-J152W
    • DCP-J172W
    • DCP-J200
    • MFC-7365DN
    • MFC-J245
  • Added support for some HP scanners
    • LaserJet M125rnw
    • LaserJet M126nw
    • LaserJet M127fn
    • LaserJet M127fp
    • LaserJet M127fw
    • LaserJet M128fn
    • LaserJet M128fp
    • LaserJet M128fw
    • LaserJet M176n
    • LaserJet M177fw
    • LaserJet M476dn
    • LaserJet M476dw
    • LaserJet M476nw
    • Officejet 2620
    • Officejet Pro 8610
    • Officejet Pro 8620
    • Officejet Pro 8630
  • Removed manual focus control on Epson V700 (didn't work)
What's new in version 9.4.27
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet 8200 and 8300
  • Fixed problem with HP PSC 1400
  • Fixed problem with some Plustek scanners
  • Fixed problem with Epson GT-S55 and GT-S85 on Linux
  • Added support for manual focus on Epson Perfection V700
  • Added support for more Image Capture scanners on Mac OS X
  • Added support for some Canon scanners
    • E400
    • E560
    • MX470
    • MX530
What's new in version 9.4.26
  • Improved support for Epson Perfection V550
  • Fixed problem with some WIA scanners
  • Improved detection of networked scanners on Mac OS X
  • Added support for some Epson scanners
    • LP-M8040
    • PX-M840F
    • WF-4630
    • WF-4640
    • WF-5620
    • WF-5690
What's new in version 9.4.25
  • Improved auto detection of color and black/white documents
  • Added support for 'Scanner | Calibrate' with Nikon CoolScan 8000 and 9000 scanners
  • Fixed problem with some Epson document feeders
  • Fixed problem with some Epson DS-series scanners
    • DS-5500
    • DS-6500
    • DS-7500
    • DS-50000
    • DS-60000
    • DS-70000
What's new in version 9.4.24
  • Turned on 'Output | PDF multi page' by default
  • Added support for 8 new Brother scanners
    • ADS-1000W
    • ADS-1050W
    • ADS-1100W
    • ADS-1150W
    • ADS-1500W
    • ADS-1550W
    • ADS-1600W
    • ADS-1650W
  • Added support for A3 platen on Brother MFC-8680DN
  • Fixed problem with Deskjet 4620 series
  • Fixed problem with color 'Output | TIFF file" in DNG format
  • Fixed problem with buttons on some HP scanners
What's new in version 9.4.23
  • Modified default startup mode to display options panel
What's new in version 9.4.22
  • Fixed problem with multi-page PDF files
  • Fixed problem with Plustek OpticFilm 7200i
  • Fixed problem with some A3-size scanners
What's new in version 9.4.21
  • Added support for networked Canon laser printer/scanner/copiers
    • D1300
    • iR1133
    • LC600
    • MF4400
    • MF4400w
    • MF4500
    • MF4500w
    • MF4700
    • MF4800
    • MF5900
    • MF6100
    • MF6700
    • MF6800
    • MF8000
    • MF8000C
    • MF8200C
    • MF8300
    • MF8300C
    • MF8500C
What's new in version 9.4.20
  • Fixed problem with some Fujistu document scanners
  • Added support for Samsung SL-M2070 printer/scanner/copier
  • Added support for Photoshop Elements 12.0 plugin
  • Added support for new Brother printer/scanner/copiers
    • MFC-J3520
    • MFC-J3720
    • MFC-J6520DW
    • MFC-J6570CDW
    • MFC-J6720DW
    • MFC-J6770CDW
    • MFC-J6920DW
    • MFC-J6970CDW
    • MFC-J6975CDW
What's new in version 9.4.19
  • Improved infrared cleaning with two-pass infrared film scanners
  • Added 'Last page' option to 'Prefs | Button N action'
  • Added support for networked WIA Canon MF-series scanners on Windows
  • Fixed problem with some newer Canon printer/scanner/copiers
  • Fixed problem with button polling with some WIA scanners
What's new in version 9.4.18
  • Improved infrared cleaning with two-pass infrared film scanners
  • Improved support for Fujitsu document scanners
  • Added support for new Fujitsu document scanners
    • fi-7160
    • fi-7180
    • fi-7260
    • fi-7280
    • ScanSnap iX500EE
What's new in version 9.4.17
  • Fixed problem with some Epson document feeders
  • Enhanced 'Prefs | Beep when done' to specify how many times to beep
  • Increased default value for 'Prefs | Image memory (MB)'
What's new in version 9.4.16
  • Better and brighter display of negative scans during preview and scan
  • Automatically switches back to flatbed when paper removed from feeder
  • Fixed problem with some Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with window sometimes hidden under menu bar on Mac OS X
What's new in version 9.4.15
  • Added multi-core support for some long-running operations
  • Fixed problem with 'Preview' and 'Scan' tabs not always synchronized
What's new in version 9.4.14
  • Fixed problem with some duplex feeders and upside-down pages
  • Added support for Brother scanners detecting paper in feeder
What's new in version 9.4.13
  • Fixed problem with some document feeders
  • Fixed problem with some Plustek scanners
What's new in version 9.4.12
  • Improved support for document feeders
    • Displays 'Preview' button when 'Input | Batch scan' set to 'Off'
    • Displays 'Last Page' button when 'Input | Batch scan' not set to 'Auto'
    • Only changes 'Input | Mode' when paper inserted into document feeder
  • VueScan only copied to Applications folder when run from inside .dmg file
  • Fixed problem with 'Prefs | Exit when done' option
What's new in version 9.4.11
  • Fixed problem with excessive memory utilization
What's new in version 9.4.10
  • Switches to the document feeder when paper is inserted
  • Doesn't automatically switch to flatbed when no paper
  • Improved performance when scanning
  • Added support for PIE PrimeFilm X, XA and XE
  • Added support for duplex scans on Brother MFC-9340CDW
  • Reduced size of spinning clock
What's new in version 9.4.09
  • Fixed problem with excessive memory utilization
  • Fixed problem with occasional crashes
  • Fixed problem with 4800 dpi scan on Epson Perfection V370
  • Fixed problem with 1200 dpi scans on Canon MG6300 and MG7100
  • Fixed problem with Windows 2000
  • Doesn't change visibility of Library folder on Mac OS X
What's new in version 9.4.08
  • Fixed problem with occasional crashes
What's new in version 9.4.07
  • Fixed problem when saving files
What's new in version 9.4.06
  • Fixed problem some occasional crashes
  • Fixed problem with PIE/Reflecta scanners with CyberView X 5.15
What's new in version 9.4.05
  • Fixed problem creating raw scan files
  • Fixed problem with changing rotation and mirror for different frames
  • Fixed problem with Epson WorkForce 845 document feeder centering
  • Fixed problem with auto calibration at start of scan
  • Changed default button to be 'Preview' or 'Scan' (not 'Last page')
What's new in version 9.4.04
  • Fixed problem with scanning multiple frames
  • Fixed problem with printing
  • Improved responsiveness of user interface
What's new in version 9.4.03
  • Added 'File | Last page' and 'Last page' button for ease of use
  • Fixed problem with automatic calibration when 'Scan' button pressed
  • Fixed problem with 'Cancel' button not working while batch scanning
What's new in version 9.4.02
  • Fixed problem with multi-page PDF files
  • Fixed problem with 'Crop | Multi crop'
  • Fixed problem with 'Input | Auto focus'
  • Fixed problem with specifying rotation in 'Input | Batch list'
  • Fixed problem with VoiceOver on Mac OS X
What's new in version 9.4.01
  • Significantly faster and more responsive user interface
  • Better (and more intuitive) support for multi-page PDF files
  • Can use rotate and zoom buttons while scanning
  • Can use 'Less', 'More' and 'Advanced' buttons while scanning
  • Removed 'Last page' button (no longer needed)
  • Removed 'Prefs | Auto refresh' option (no longer needed)
  • Removed 'Input | Multi page' option (use 'Output | PDF multi page' option)
  • Fixed numerous small problems

Supported Scanners

VueScan supports more than 2400 different scanners on Windows, 2100 scanners on Mac OS X and 1900 scanners on Linux. These scanners are organized by vendor name below.

If your scanner isn't on this list, VueScan may still work with your scanner if you can find a WIA driver (Windows) or an Image Capture driver (Mac OS X) on the scanner manufacturer's web site.

Please note that not all scanners work with all operating systems or SCSI/USB/Firewire interfaces, but most combinations are known to work. The best way to find out for sure if VueScan works with your scanner, operating system and interface is to download the trial version of VueScan from

On Mac OS X, VueScan works with most USB to SCSI converters, including the Adaptec USBXchange and USB2Xchange. VueScan also works with most Firewire to SCSI converters. You don't need to install any vendor software to get this to work. Only one SCSI device per converter is supported, and you should use SCSI ID 0 with USB to SCSI converters.

Supported scanners:

Braun Phototechnik

Supported Digital Camera Raw Files

VueScan supports raw scan files for the digital cameras in the following list. However, note that the colors may will be more accurate if you use an IT8 camera target (like the one produced by Wolf Faust) and if you use VueScan's "Profile|Profile scanner" command to create an ICC file for your camera.

  • Adobe Digital Negative (DNG)
  • AgfaPhoto DC-833m
  • Alcatel 5035D
  • Apple QuickTake 100
  • Apple QuickTake 150
  • Apple QuickTake 200
  • ARRIRAW format
  • AVT F-080C
  • AVT F-145C
  • AVT F-201C
  • AVT F-510C
  • AVT F-810C
  • Baumer TXG14
  • Canon PowerShot 600
  • Canon PowerShot A5
  • Canon PowerShot A5 Zoom
  • Canon PowerShot A50
  • Canon PowerShot A460 **
  • Canon PowerShot A470 **
  • Canon PowerShot A530 **
  • Canon PowerShot A570 **
  • Canon PowerShot A590 **
  • Canon PowerShot A610 **
  • Canon PowerShot A620 **
  • Canon PowerShot A630 **
  • Canon PowerShot A640 **
  • Canon PowerShot A650 **
  • Canon PowerShot A710 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot A720 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot A3300 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot Pro70
  • Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
  • Canon PowerShot Pro1
  • Canon PowerShot G1
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G2
  • Canon PowerShot G3
  • Canon PowerShot G5
  • Canon PowerShot G6
  • Canon PowerShot G7 **
  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Canon PowerShot G11
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S2 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot S3 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot SD300 **
  • Canon PowerShot S30
  • Canon PowerShot S40
  • Canon PowerShot S45
  • Canon PowerShot S50
  • Canon PowerShot S60
  • Canon PowerShot S70
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
  • Canon PowerShot SX110 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot SX120 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot SX220 HS **
  • Canon PowerShot SX20 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS **
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Canon EOS D30
  • Canon EOS D60
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 10D
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • Canon EOS 30D
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 300D / Digital Rebel / Kiss Digital
  • Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT / Kiss Digital N
  • Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss Digital X
  • Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss Digital X2
  • Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i / Kiss Digital X3
  • Canon EOS 550D / Digital Rebel T2i / Kiss Digital X4
  • Canon EOS 600D / Digital Rebel T3i / Kiss Digital X5
  • Canon EOS 650D / Digital Rebel T4i / Kiss Digital X6i
  • Canon EOS 700D / Digital Rebel T5i / Kiss Digital X7i
  • Canon EOS 100D / Digital Rebel SL1 / Kiss Digital X7
  • Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Kiss Digital F
  • Canon EOS 1100D / Digital Rebel T3 / Kiss Digital X50
  • Canon EOS 1200D / Digital Rebel T5 / Kiss Digital X70
  • Canon EOS C500
  • Canon EOS D2000C
  • Canon EOS M
  • Canon EOS-1D
  • Canon EOS-1DS
  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark II
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
  • Casio QV-2000UX
  • Casio QV-3000EX
  • Casio QV-3500EX
  • Casio QV-4000
  • Casio QV-5700
  • Casio QV-R41
  • Casio QV-R51
  • Casio QV-R61
  • Casio EX-FH100
  • Casio EX-S20
  • Casio EX-S100
  • Casio EX-Z4
  • Casio EX-Z50
  • Casio EX-Z500
  • Casio EX-Z55
  • Casio EX-Z60
  • Casio EX-Z75
  • Casio EX-Z750
  • Casio EX-Z8
  • Casio EX-Z850
  • Casio EX-Z1050
  • Casio EX-Z1080
  • Casio EX-ZR100
  • Casio Exlim Pro 505
  • Casio Exlim Pro 600
  • Casio Exlim Pro 700
  • Contax N Digital
  • Creative PC-CAM 600
  • DJI 4384x3288
  • Epson R-D1
  • Foculus 531C
  • Fuji E550
  • Fuji E900
  • Fuji F700
  • Fuji F710
  • Fuji S2Pro
  • Fuji S3Pro
  • Fuji S5Pro
  • Fuji S20Pro
  • Fuji S100FS
  • Fuji S5000
  • Fuji S5100/S5500
  • Fuji S5200/S5600
  • Fuji S6000fd
  • Fuji S7000
  • Fuji S9000/S9500
  • Fuji S9100/S9600
  • Fuji S200EXR
  • Fuji SL1000
  • Fuji HS10/HS11
  • Fuji HS20EXR
  • Fuji HS30EXR
  • Fuji HS50EXR
  • Fuji F550EXR
  • Fuji F600EXR
  • Fuji F770EXR
  • Fuji F800EXR
  • Fuji F900EXR
  • Fuji X-Pro1
  • Fuji X-A1
  • Fuji X-E1
  • Fuji X-E2
  • Fuji X-M1
  • Fuji X-S1
  • Fuji X-T1
  • Fuji XF1
  • Fuji XQ1
  • Fuji X100
  • Fuji X100s
  • Fuji X10
  • Fuji X20
  • Fuji IS-1
  • Hasselblad CFV
  • Hasselblad H3D
  • Hasselblad H4D
  • Hasselblad V96C
  • Imacon Ixpress 16-megapixel
  • Imacon Ixpress 22-megapixel
  • Imacon Ixpress 39-megapixel
  • ISG 2020x1520
  • Kodak DC20
  • Kodak DC25
  • Kodak DC40
  • Kodak DC50
  • Kodak DC120
  • Kodak DCS200
  • Kodak DCS315C
  • Kodak DCS330C
  • Kodak DCS420
  • Kodak DCS460
  • Kodak DCS460A
  • Kodak DCS520C
  • Kodak DCS560C
  • Kodak DCS620C
  • Kodak DCS620X
  • Kodak DCS660C
  • Kodak DCS660M
  • Kodak DCS720X
  • Kodak DCS760C
  • Kodak DCS760M
  • Kodak EOSDCS1
  • Kodak EOSDCS3B
  • Kodak NC2000F
  • Kodak ProBack
  • Kodak PB645C
  • Kodak PB645H
  • Kodak PB645M
  • Kodak DCS Pro 14n
  • Kodak DCS Pro 14nx
  • Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c
  • Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
  • Kodak C330
  • Kodak C603
  • Kodak P850
  • Kodak P880
  • Kodak Z980
  • Kodak Z981
  • Kodak Z990
  • Kodak Z1015
  • Kodak KAI-0340
  • Konica KD-400Z
  • Konica KD-510Z
  • Leaf AFi 7
  • Leaf AFi-II 12
  • Leaf Aptus 17
  • Leaf Aptus 22
  • Leaf Aptus 54S
  • Leaf Aptus 65
  • Leaf Aptus 75
  • Leaf Aptus 75S
  • Leaf Cantare
  • Leaf CatchLight
  • Leaf CMost
  • Leaf DCB2
  • Leaf Valeo 6
  • Leaf Valeo 11
  • Leaf Valeo 17
  • Leaf Valeo 22
  • Leaf Volare
  • Leica C (Typ 112)
  • Leica Digilux 2
  • Leica Digilux 3
  • Leica D-LUX2
  • Leica D-LUX3
  • Leica D-LUX4
  • Leica D-LUX5
  • Leica D-LUX6
  • Leica M (Typ 240)
  • Leica M Monochrom
  • Leica M8
  • Leica M9
  • Leica R8
  • Leica V-LUX1
  • Leica V-LUX2
  • Leica V-LUX3
  • Leica V-LUX4
  • Leica X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Leica X1
  • Leica X2
  • Logitech Fotoman Pixtura
  • Mamiya ZD
  • Matrix 4608x3288
  • Micron 2010
  • Minolta RD175
  • Minolta DiMAGE 5
  • Minolta DiMAGE 7
  • Minolta DiMAGE 7i
  • Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
  • Minolta DiMAGE A1
  • Minolta DiMAGE A2
  • Minolta DiMAGE A200
  • Minolta DiMAGE G400
  • Minolta DiMAGE G500
  • Minolta DiMAGE G530
  • Minolta DiMAGE G600
  • Minolta DiMAGE Z2
  • Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D
  • Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 7D
  • Motorola PIXL
  • Nikon D1
  • Nikon D1H
  • Nikon D1X
  • Nikon D2H
  • Nikon D2Hs
  • Nikon D2X
  • Nikon D2Xs
  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D3s
  • Nikon D3X
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D4s
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon D40
  • Nikon D40X
  • Nikon D50
  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon D70
  • Nikon D70s
  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D90
  • Nikon D100
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D3000
  • Nikon D3100
  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D5000
  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon E700 *
  • Nikon E800 *
  • Nikon E880 *
  • Nikon E900 *
  • Nikon E950 *
  • Nikon E990 *
  • Nikon E995 *
  • Nikon E2100 *
  • Nikon E2500 *
  • Nikon E3200 *
  • Nikon E3700 *
  • Nikon E4300 *
  • Nikon E4500 *
  • Nikon E5000
  • Nikon E5400
  • Nikon E5700
  • Nikon E8400
  • Nikon E8700
  • Nikon E8800
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Nikon Coolpix P330
  • Nikon Coolpix P340
  • Nikon Coolpix P6000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7100
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon Coolpix S6 *
  • Nokia N95
  • Nokia X2
  • Nokia 1200x1600
  • Olympus C3030Z
  • Olympus C5050Z
  • Olympus C5060WZ
  • Olympus C7070WZ
  • Olympus C70Z,C7000Z
  • Olympus C740UZ
  • Olympus C770UZ
  • Olympus C8080WZ
  • Olympus X200,D560Z,C350Z
  • Olympus E-1
  • Olympus E-3
  • Olympus E-5
  • Olympus E-10
  • Olympus E-20
  • Olympus E-30
  • Olympus E-300
  • Olympus E-330
  • Olympus E-400
  • Olympus E-410
  • Olympus E-420
  • Olympus E-500
  • Olympus E-510
  • Olympus E-520
  • Olympus E-620
  • Olympus E-M1
  • Olympus E-M5
  • Olympus E-M10
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Olympus E-P2
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Olympus E-P5
  • Olympus E-PL1
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus E-PL3
  • Olympus E-PL5
  • Olympus E-PM1
  • Olympus E-PM2
  • Olympus SP310
  • Olympus SP320
  • Olympus SP350
  • Olympus SP500UZ
  • Olympus SP510UZ
  • Olympus SP550UZ
  • Olympus SP560UZ
  • Olympus SP570UZ
  • Olympus STYLUS1
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Olympus XZ-2
  • Olympus XZ-10
  • OmniVision OV5647 (Raspberry Pi)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ8
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ18
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ28
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ30
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ35/FZ38
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ50
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ70
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ1000
  • Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • Panasonic DMC-G1
  • Panasonic DMC-G2
  • Panasonic DMC-G3
  • Panasonic DMC-G5
  • Panasonic DMC-G6
  • Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • Panasonic DMC-GF3
  • Panasonic DMC-GF5
  • Panasonic DMC-GF6
  • Panasonic DMC-GH1
  • Panasonic DMC-GH2
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Panasonic DMC-GX1
  • Panasonic DMC-GX7
  • Panasonic DMC-L1
  • Panasonic DMC-L10
  • Panasonic DMC-LC1
  • Panasonic DMC-LF1
  • Panasonic DMC-LX1
  • Panasonic DMC-LX2
  • Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • Panasonic DMC-LX5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX7
  • Panasonic DMC-TZ61
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS40
  • Pentax *ist D
  • Pentax *ist DL
  • Pentax *ist DL2
  • Pentax *ist DS
  • Pentax *ist DS2
  • Pentax GR
  • Pentax K10D
  • Pentax K20D
  • Pentax K100D
  • Pentax K100D Super
  • Pentax K200D
  • Pentax K2000/K-m
  • Pentax K-x
  • Pentax K-r
  • Pentax K-3
  • Pentax K-5
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 II s
  • Pentax K-50
  • Pentax K-500
  • Pentax K-7
  • Pentax Optio S
  • Pentax Optio S4
  • Pentax Optio 33WR
  • Pentax Optio 750Z
  • Pentax Q7
  • Pentax 645D
  • Phase One LightPhase
  • Phase One H 10
  • Phase One H 20
  • Phase One H 25
  • Phase One P 20
  • Phase One P 25
  • Phase One P 30
  • Phase One P 45
  • Phase One P 45+
  • Pixelink A782
  • Polaroid x530
  • Redcode R3D format
  • Ricoh GR
  • Ricoh GX200
  • Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12
  • Ricoh GXR A16
  • Rollei d530flex
  • RoverShot 3320af
  • Samsung EK-GN120
  • Samsung EX1
  • Samsung EX2F
  • Samsung GX-1S
  • Samsung GX10
  • Samsung GX20
  • Samsung NX10
  • Samsung NX11
  • Samsung NX100
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX200
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX30
  • Samsung NX300
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Samsung NX1100
  • Samsung NX2000
  • Samsung NX mini
  • Samsung WB550
  • Samsung WB2000
  • Samsung S85 (hacked)
  • Samsung S850 (hacked)
  • Sarnoff 4096x5440
  • Sigma SD9
  • Sigma SD10
  • Sigma SD14
  • Sigma SD15
  • Sigma SD1
  • Sigma SD1 Merill
  • Sigma DP1
  • Sigma DP1 Merill
  • Sigma DP1S
  • Sigma DP1X
  • Sigma DP2
  • Sigma DP2 Merill
  • Sigma DP2S
  • Sigma DP2X
  • Sinar 3072x2048
  • Sinar 4080x4080
  • Sinar 4080x5440
  • Sinar STI format
  • SMaL Ultra-Pocket 3
  • SMaL Ultra-Pocket 4
  • SMaL Ultra-Pocket 5
  • Sony DSC-F828
  • Sony DSC-R1
  • Sony DSC-RX1
  • Sony DSC-RX1R
  • Sony DSC-RX10
  • Sony DSC-RX100
  • Sony DSC-RX100M2
  • Sony DSC-V3
  • Sony DSLR-A100
  • Sony DSLR-A200
  • Sony DSLR-A230
  • Sony DSLR-A290
  • Sony DSLR-A300
  • Sony DSLR-A330
  • Sony DSLR-A350
  • Sony DSLR-A380
  • Sony DSLR-A450
  • Sony DSLR-A500
  • Sony DSLR-A550
  • Sony DSLR-A580
  • Sony DSLR-A700
  • Sony DSLR-A850
  • Sony DSLR-A900
  • Sony ILCA-77M2
  • Sony ILCE-7
  • Sony ILCE-7R
  • Sony ILCE-7S
  • Sony ILCE-3000
  • Sony ILCE-5000
  • Sony ILCE-6000
  • Sony NEX-3
  • Sony NEX-3N
  • Sony NEX-5
  • Sony NEX-5N
  • Sony NEX-5R
  • Sony NEX-5T
  • Sony NEX-6
  • Sony NEX-7
  • Sony NEX-C3
  • Sony NEX-F3
  • Sony SLT-A33
  • Sony SLT-A35
  • Sony SLT-A37
  • Sony SLT-A55V
  • Sony SLT-A57
  • Sony SLT-A58
  • Sony SLT-A65V
  • Sony SLT-A77V
  • Sony SLT-A99V
  • Sony XCD-SX910CR
  • STV680 VGA
*There is a program available that will enable raw files on these Nikon digital cameras.

**There is a program available that will enable raw files on these Canon digital cameras.

Mac OS X Release Notes

If VueScan doesn't see your scanner on Mac OS X, first make sure that Apple System Profiler can see the scanner. If it doesn't, try powering off the computer, powering off the scanner, powering on the scanner and then powering on the computer. In addition, make sure Mac OS 9 / Classic is off.

If VueScan doesn't find your Canon or Epson scanner and if you're using an Intel Mac, try clicking on the VueScan icon while holding the control key, choosing "Get Info" and setting "Open using Rosetta".

Some older versions of the Canon MP-series software won't work if it's the non-English version. In this case, install the English version from the American download site at

You can share one copy of VueScan among multiple Mac OS X users by putting the VueScan folder into a read-only folder somewhere on the hard drive. This will cause the default folder for each user to be that user's "Pictures" folder.

If you're using a Ratoc Firewire-SCSI adapter, you may need to configure one of the options. Try setting the time between the power on and the SCSI bus reset to 40.

If you're using the Ratoc USB->SCSI adapter, set up the adapter with the Ratoc utility to "Mass Storage" mode.

If you're using a SCSI scanner on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), have an Adaptec 2906 or 2930CU SCSI controller and your SCSI scanner isn't working properly, try the following commands in the terminal window:

  • cd /System/Library/Extensions
  • sudo mv Adaptec290X-2930.kext Adaptec290X-2930.kext.sav
  • reboot the computer
To restore this change:
  • cd /System/Library/Extensions
  • sudo mv Adaptec290X-2930.kext.sav Adaptec290X-2930.kext
  • reboot the computer
If VueScan still doesn't see your scanner, go into "System Preferences", "Accounts", then "Startup Items". Make sure nothing is being started that might be accessing the scanner (i.e. "Epson Scanner Monitor").

If you've installed the Umax software for a Firewire scanner on Mac OS X, you need to remove (or rename):

  (the name begins with Umax but might have a slightly different name)
If you're using a Canon LiDE 40 or LiDE 50 on Mac OS X, install the Canon software for the LiDE 35. These scanners are identical except for the outside plastic, and there's a universal binary driver for the LiDE 35 on

If you're using a Canon LiDE 80 on Mac OS X and are having problems seeing the scanner or starting VueScan, try re-installing the Canon scanner drivers. If you're using Mac OS X 10.6, you'll also need to copy the folder from the LIDE80_7275MXEN.dmg file in the "Into Users_Shared" folder called CanoScanLIDE80 to the /Users/Shared folder on your hard drive.

If VueScan hangs with Firewire scanners, make sure OpenFirmware has "security-mode" set to "none". Other settings cause problems.

Canon N-series and LIDE scanners are powered directly by the USB port. The USB port must provide a power supply of 500 mA. If you plug the scanner into the USB port on a keyboard or other USB device, the scanner may not work properly. Attach the scanner directly to a USB port on the computer or to a 500 mA self-powered USB hub. If you find that an N-series or LIDE scanner doesn't work with one of your USB ports, try plugging it into the other USB port.

If you're using a Microtech FireSCSI adapter, make sure that you're using SCSI ID 0 and that the SCSI termination is correct.

If you're using an Orange Micro 906F SCSI card, make sure it's upgraded to at least firmware version F1.35.

Windows Release Notes

There's a bug in Microsoft's scsiscan.sys driver when using Firewire or SCSI scanners on 64-bit versions of Windows. You can get a hotfix for this problem from Microsoft at

If you've set up a shortcut to vuescan.exe and are having problems, try double-clicking \Program Files\VueScan\vuescan.exe directly. This will test whether the problem is with the way the shortcut was set up or whether the problem is with VueScan.

To use PIE (Pacific Image Electronics) scanners with VueScan, you need to first install CyberView X (not CyberView 32). VueScan uses the CyberView X libraries to control the scanner.

To use the Epson Perfection 3170, 4180 or 4490 with VueScan, you need to first install the Epson software for this scanner.

To use most newer HP or Canon scanners, you need to first install the HP or Canon software. VueScan uses HP-supplied and Canon-supplied libraries to talk to these scanners.

If you're using a Microtek scanner, you need to remove the Microtek Scanner Finder from the startup folder in the Start button.

There have been reports of VueScan freezing while scanning using Minolta scanners when the McAfee virus scanning software is enabled. If you have this problem, try disabling the McAfee software.

If your scanner has a button on the front and if a program starts up when you press this button while running VueScan, you have a program running in the background that you need to stop. To stop this program, press control-alt-delete, choose the task manager and use it to stop this program. One example of this is the Epson Status Monitor.

VueScan works on Windows NT/2K/XP/Vista, and works with all known SCSI cards. It also works fine with multiple computers on a single SCSI bus (i.e. dual ported access to scanners).

If VueScan won't start and you have Logitech MouseWare or a Logitech keyboard installed, try stopping EM_EXEC.EXE and/or ITOUCH.EXE. There have been some reports of these two programs causing problems with VueScan. (These two Logitech programs cause problems for many other Windows programs as well.) Alternatively, try turning off the "Smart Move" option in MouseWare.

If you have the Adaptec DirectCD Wizard on the Toolbar, you may have to remove it to get VueScan to run.

If you have an ELSA Synergy III graphics card (or possibly other NVideo graphics cards) and VueScan hangs when starting, you may need to disable the Desktop Manager that comes with the card (the file that causes the problem is nvdesk32.dll).

Linux Release Notes

On Linux, run vuescan from any directory. Your serial number will be stored in ".vuescanrc" in your home directory.

If you're using a newer version of Ubuntu Linux, you can install the needed version of libstdc++ with the command "sudo apt-get install libstdc++5". If you're using 64-bit Linux, you might also need to install "ia32-libs" and "ia32-libs-gtk".

If you're using a newer Linux distribution that's LSB compliant, edit "/etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules", find the line that begins with "libusb device access" and change 0644 to 0666. (It might be in "/lib/udev/rules.d")

If you're using a Firewire scanner, make sure you've loaded the sbp2 module.

If you get errors from gtk when starting VueScan, make sure the LANG environment variable is set to C.

If VueScan crashes on startup, make sure you aren't using the idescsi module - this can cause problems.

Note that PIE (Pacific Image Electronics) scanners do not work with VueScan on Linux because CyberView X isn't available on Linux. VueScan uses the CyberView X libraries to control the scanner.

If you're using an Epson scanner that uses a plugin library, make sure you've installed the Epson iscan plugin package There's more information about this on VueScan Supported Scanners page for your scsnner.

You need to make sure all of the /dev/sg* devices are read/write accessible. To see what scanners are available, type "cat /proc/scsi/scsi".

Note that the Adaptec AVA-1505 SCSI card doesn't work with a Nikon film scanner, and will cause a hard bus hang if you use VueScan with it. This is due to a bug in the aha152x driver. Another bug in this driver causes junk to be appended to the end of a raw scan when using the PhotoSmart. Other SCSI cards seem to work fine with VueScan on Linux.

There have also been problems reported with the Adaptec AVA-2904E and the Canon FS2710, although this combination works fine on Windows.

If you want to add or remove scsi devices without rebooting your system, use the following commands:

echo "scsi add-single-device 0 0 ? 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi
echo "scsi remove-single-device 0 0 ? 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi

(use the SCSI ID in place of "?" above)
If you're using libusb to access a USB scanner, you need to make sure the protections in /proc/bus/usb are set up properly. There's some information about setting up libusb on Linux.

To use the scanner.o module on Linux, you need to load the scanner driver and specify the vendor ID and product ID of the scanner. For instance, to recognize the Canon N670U, use "modprobe scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x220d". Then type "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" and make sure "Driver=usbscanner" is enabled for your scanner.

If you're using Linux 2.4.12 or later, you don't need to do anything special to have the scanner auto-recognized.

If you're using an earler version of Linux with a USB scanner, set up the SCANNER0 environment variable to point to /dev/usbscanner or /dev/usb/scanner (it needs to be read/write accessible), set up the SCANVID0 environment variable with the USB Vendor ID (VID) and set up the SCANPID0 environment variable with the USB Product ID (PID). You can support up to 8 USB scanners at a time by using SCANNER1, SCANNER2, SCANVID1, SCANVID2, etc.

For instance, to set up VueScan for the Epson 640, use the following commands if you're using csh:

    setenv SCANNER0 /dev/usbscanner
    setenv SCANVID0 04b8
    setenv SCANPID0 010c
or if you're using sh or bash:

    export SCANNER0="/dev/usbscanner"
    export SCANVID0="04b8"
    export SCANPID0="010c"
Note that you don't need to set up these environment variables on newer Linux kernels or if you're using libusb.

If you're having problems with USB timeouts (i.e. with the Nikon CoolScan IV (LS-40), make sure you use the "usb-uhci" (CONFIG_USB_UHCI) module instead of the alternate "uhci" (CONFIG_UHCI_ALT) module. You might also increase the kernel usb timeout value (CONFIG_USB_LONG_TIMEOUT=y).

Removing VueScan

To remove VueScan, delete the entire folder containing VueScan. There are no files installed elsewhere on the system.





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