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

We reverse engineered over 7400 scanners and included built in drivers in VueScan so you can keep using the scanner you already have.
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macOS Scan Software - VueScan

If you’ve recently upgraded to a new version of macOS, you may have found that your scanner is no longer working. This is because scanners need to have a driver in order to work with macOS. Most manufacturers only release drivers for the current OS, so when new operating systems come out, the manufacturers don’t update their drivers.

However, there is a solution. VueScan is a piece of software that enables your scanner to work with any operating system. So if you’ve upgraded to a new version of macOS and your scanner is no longer working, simply download VueScan and you’ll be up and scanning in no time.

VueScan is compatible with over 7400 different scanners, so there’s a good chance it will work with yours. And even if your scanner isn’t supported by VueScan, we may be able to help you get it working by using a vendor driver that is provided by the manufacturer

So don’t throw out your old scanner just because it doesn’t work with macOS. Download VueScan today and start scanning again.

macOS Scanner Software Options

When you’re looking for the best scanner software for macOS, there are a few basic options: Image Capture from Apple, scanner software from the manufacturer, free software, and VueScan.

Image Capture is Apple’s tool for scanning on macOS. It’s a simple tool that can do basic scanning tasks like saving documents to a folder, cropping, rotating, etc. But it has limited features and options.

If your scanner has an Image Capture driver, it will work with Image Capture. However, if you want to do anything more than the basics—like scanning multiple pages or saving files in different formats—you’ll need another option.

Scanner manufacturers often provide their own scanning software that usually works well with their scanners. However, this software is often limited in what it can do without a driver from the manufacturer installed on your system.

The problem is that they require a driver from the scanner manufacturer. So even if your operating system is up-to-date and you’ve downloaded the latest version of the software, if your scanner doesn’t have a driver for it yet, you won’t be able to use it with any of these programs.

Why VueScan

VueScan is the answer to the problem of Image Capture, vendor software, and free software. VueScan works on scanners without drivers. We reverse engineer drivers so you can keep using your scanner.

We’ve been listening to our customers for over 24 years and we know what they want. That’s why VueScan is the perfect solution for everyone who wants to scan on macOS.

VueScan solves the problem of Image Capture, vendor software, and free software. It works with every scanner under Windows, Linux and macOS. We reverse engineer drivers so you can keep using your scanner without having to buy new software every time a new model comes out.

VueScan gives you the features you want without the hassle of dealing with driver installation or compatibility issues.

Just download VueScan and start scanning. It’s that easy.

Easier to install: No need to install drivers and software separately. It all works with a single download.

Easier to use: No need to use different software for different scanners. VueScan works with them all!

Advanced features: VueScan has all the most advanced features that get the most out of your scanner.

It’s free to try: You can download VueScan and be scanning in 60 seconds. It’s a single download so there’s no need to find different drivers and software.

So if you’re looking for macOS scanner software, look no further than VueScan. We’ll keep your scanner working on macOS, even when the manufacturer doesn’t. So why not try VueScan today?

How VueScan works

Here’s a quick rundown of how VueScan works:

The first step is to identify the most important scanner models and reverse engineer how the driver works with the original software. We do this by listening to customer requests to see which models we need to prioritize. We also identify which scanners are sold the most and which ones are being searched for the most.

The next step is to use the software the comes with the scanner on an older operating system. We listen to how the software communicates with the scanner and replicate the protocol within our software. This gives us a deep understanding of how the scanner produces images, and allows us to create a VueScan driver that captures all of this information.

We include this driver inside of VueScan. You don’t have to buy a separate license for each scanner driver you want to use (unlike some competitor software), which makes VueScan an extremely cost-effective solution.

Finally, we constantly update our software so that it is compatible with the latest versions of Windows and MacOS. This ensures that you’ll always be able to use VueScan with the latest computers and scanners.

What is the best scanner software on macOS?

VueScan is the best scanner software for macOS, period. VueScan is built for all types of scanning tasks - so you don’t need to use or learn different scanning software depending on what you want to scan. VueScan supports over 7400 different scanners from 42 manufacturers - even scanners that are no longer supported by their manufacturers.

And VueScan doesn’t just work with flatbed scanners - it also works with film and slide scanners, as well as scanning large format documents. VueScan also comes with a driver for your scanner - so you don’t need to install a separate driver. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features like batch scanning, auto-crop, color correction, and much more.

There’s no doubt about it – VueScan is the best scanner software for macOS. We work hard to make sure that VueScan works with as many scanners as possible, and we’re always adding new ones. We also reverse engineer the drivers so that you can keep using your scanner, even if there isn’t a driver available from the manufacturer.

Why doesn’t my scanner work on macOS Sonoma

Starting with macOS Catalina (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 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.

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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma Scanner Software for Film/Slides
VueScan works on 650 scanners

Works on 7400+ scanners

VueScan works on WIndows, macOS, and Linux

Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux

You can try VueScan for free

Try for free

VueScan is updated every week or two

Updated every week or two

VueScan has advanced scanning feature

Advanced Scanning Control

VueScan has a basic mode

Basic Mode

VueScan works on Flatbed, Document, Film/Slide Scanners

Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner

VueScan is translated in to 28+ languages

Translated in to 28+ languages

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