No, VueScan isn’t free. The Standard Edition costs $49.95 and the Professional Edition costs $99.95
Why isn’t VueScan free?
VueScan has been developed for over 20 years and we support over 6500 scanners. Software development is a very time intensive and expensive process. And we have to recreate the drivers for every scanner that we support. In order to recoup the cost of development, we need to charge for VueScan