macOS Big Sur Scanner Software

Can't Find a Driver for Your Scanner? VueScan is here to help

We reverse engineered over 6000 scanners and included built in drivers in VueScan so you can keep using the scanner you already have.

Trusted by over 900,000 customers across the globe

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How it works

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We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported
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We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems
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You download VueScan and use it to scan documents, photos, film and slides with your scanner

The Tool For All Your Scanning Needs

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

macOS Big Sur Scanner Software for Documents

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.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)

  • Scan to JPEG or TIFF

  • Preset photo sizes

  • Scan multiple photos on the flatbed

  • Automatic file naming

Learn more about scanning photos with VueScan »
macOS Big Sur Scanner Software for Photos

Scan Film and Slides

VueScan is the ultimate tool for all your film and slide scanning needs.

  • Works with almost all film/slide scanners

  • Scan to JPEG/TIFF/RAW

  • Infrared Dust Removal

  • Color correction

  • IT8 Calibration

  • Photoshop Integration

macOS Big Sur Scanner Software for Film/Slides

Works on 6000+ scanners

Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Updated every week or two

Advanced Scanning Control

Basic Mode

Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner

Translated in to 28+ languages

Why doesn’t my scanner work on macOS Big Sur

Starting with macOS Big Sur (10.15), Apple required all software to be 64-bit. This was a problem for many scanner drivers since they were written in the era when drivers were 32-bit.

Apple also required that all software be ‘notorized’. Since many manufacturers didn’t want to go back and re-notorize their old software, it wasn’t possible to use their drivers.

VueScan works differently. We independently reverse engineer the scanner drivers so that you can keep using your scanner, even if there isn’t a driver available from the manufacturer.

How do I scan on a Mac?

  1. Download VueScan
  2. Install VueScan on your computer
  3. Make sure that VueScan detects your scanner
  4. Press ‘Scan’
  5. Save your scan as a PDF or JPG

What is the best scanner software for Mac?

VueScan Scanner Software is recognized as the best scanner software for macOS because of it’s compatability with over 6000 scanners. That way you don’t need to find and download individual scanner drivers, especially because on macOS Big Sur so many manufacturers didn’t release updated drivers.

How do I get my mac to recognize my scanner?

With VueScan, all you need to do to recognize your scanner is install and open VueScan. If your scanner is recognized, it will appear on the right hand panel on the screen. If it doesn’t appear, please let us know! We want to fix any problems that appear. You can submit a problem report to us here



Every day thousands of 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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