VueScan is compatible with the Canon 9900F on Windows x86 and Mac OS X.
If VueScan isn't working with the Firewire cable, try a USB cable, try a different Firewire port or a different Firewire cable.
This scanner has an infrared lamp for scanning film. VueScan's 'Filter | Infrared clean' option can be used to remove dust spots from film scans. This is similar to (and we think better than) the ICE and FARE algorithms.
It scans with visible light in the first pass and with infrared light in the second pass.
Infrared cleaning works well with all types of color negative and color slide film, including Kodachrome. However, silver-based black/white film doesn't work with infrared cleaning because the silver particles look the same in visible light and infrared light.
You need to install the Canon driver to use this scanner on Windows x86 and Mac OS X.
Unfortunately, Canon doesn't have a driver for this scanner on Windows x64.
This scanner isn't supported on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and later, since Canon uses a PowerPC plugin for this scanner and Rosetta isn't available with 10.7 and later.
On Mac OS X prior to 10.7, you need to use the x32 version of VueScan 9.0.96 with Rosetta. To do this:
- Click on the VueScan icon while holding the Control key
- Choose 'Get Info'
- Check 'Open using Rosetta'