VueScan Newsletter - October 2015

Since our last newsletter in April we have continued to implement all of your suggestions. In particular, we have put the most common options in the INPUT tab, and made many of the options more intuitive for the common tasks that VueScan is used for. We’ve made multi-page PDF files more flexible and have implemented multi-page JPEG files (for scanning front and back of ID cards). However, please feel free to contact us with requests for more changes and suggestions for improvements – we greatly appreciate these and do our best to add them.

Increasing the number of supported scanners

We continually try to increase the number of scanners we support on all operating systems. There are times though when we can’t support either a specific scanner or we can’t support a scanner on all three operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.)

The main reason for this is that the manufacturer does not provide the technical information (also called an API) there is very little we can do. However, since sending out our last newsletter in April we have upgraded from V 9.5.08 to V 9.5.26w (released 22nd September) and we have added support for an additional 70 scanners. Here is the breakdown of the scanners we have added:

  • Epson – 3
  • HP - 4
  • Brother - 34
  • Plustek - 9
  • Canon - 18
  • Samsung - 2

Tips and Advice

What license do I have?

The splash screen that first displays when you run VueScan either says “Standard Edition” or “Professional Edition”.

My scans seem to be getting slower – what do you suggest?

Always first use the “File Default options” command – it helps solve problems like this, since the default settings usually work just fine.

I have a scanner with a lamp in the lid – how do I scan film?

First, make sure the cable from the lamp in the scanner lid is plugged into the back of the scanner. Make sure you’ve removed the cover from the lamp in the scanner lid. Make sure the plastic film holder is oriented properly on the glass. Make sure nothing is blocking the small rectangular calibration area in the plastic film holder. Then run VueScan, set “Input Mode” to “Transparency” and press the “Preview” button.

Love VueScan?

Tell your friends and colleagues if you love VueScan. You can use VueScan on up to four different computers that you personally use, with any combination of operating systems, with any number of scanners, both x32 and x64, with a single license – so let people know about us!