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HP Scanner Software | VueScan Scanner Software

Can't find a driver for your HP scanner? VueScan is here to help

Don't you hate how HP stop releasing drivers whenever a new operating system comes out? VueScan works differently. In most cases VueScan doesn't need a driver from HP. VueScan is compatible with 1841 HP scanners.
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How it works

We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported
We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems
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

 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 »
 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

 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

How do I get HP Scanner Software?

When you buy an HP Scanner, it will come with software you can use with it. This software is often limited and doesn’t contain a lot of features that other scanner software has. But it’s free and you can use it to scan documents, photos and other items to your computer. However, over time HP stops supporting older scanners, which means that their free software won’t work with your scanner.

This is where VueScan comes in. VueScan is a powerful scanner software that works with most scanners and replaces the software that came with your scanner. It’s a powerful scanner program that has a lot of features and supports over 7,100 scanners, including older models. It’s convenient, easy to use and free to download.

The first benefit of using VueScan is that it supports a wide range of scanners, including older models. This means that even if HP has stopped supporting your scanner, you can still use it with VueScan. It also offers a wide range of features that the HP Scan software doesn’t have. VueScan has a range of advanced settings that let you adjust the brightness, contrast, and color balance of your scans. It also has tools for removing dust and scratches, and for creating multi-page PDFs.

Another benefit of using VueScan is its user-friendly interface. It’s very easy to use and has a wide range of features that are all very easy to access. It also has a helpful Help section that provides answers to common questions and an online forum where you can get help from other users. It’s also available in a range of languages, making it accessible to users around the world.

So, if you’re looking for a powerful and user-friendly scanner software, VueScan is the perfect choice. It supports a wide range of scanners and lets you scan documents, photos and other items quickly and easily. It has a range of features and is free to download and use. So, why not give VueScan a try today and see what it can do for you?

If you’d like to try the HP Scan Utility first, you can download that here.

Does HP have a scanner software?

Yes, the HP scanner app (and the HP Printer Scanner Software) is called HP Scan and Capture. It provides basic functionality like scanning a PDF or JPG. However, it’s limited and doesn’t provide many features. It’s also not always compatible with older scanners and may not work with your scanner if it’s been discontinued. It’s also different from an HP TWAIN driver since it doesn’t allow scanning from other applications like a normal TWAIN driver would.

The second problem with the HP Scan app is that it’s not always the most user-friendly. It’s not very intuitive and has a lot of complicated settings and menus. This can make it difficult to use, especially for beginners. It also doesn’t have the same range of features as other scanner software.

The good news is that there is a better alternative. VueScan is a powerful scanner software that works with most scanners and replaces the software that came with your scanner. It’s a powerful scanner program that has a lot of features and supports over 6,000 scanners, including older models. It’s also easy to use and has a user-friendly interface.

History of HP Scanners

HP has been in the scanner business longer than any other vendor, starting with their ScanJet scanners in 1988. These were SCSI scanners that were well regarded that used the SCL (Scanner Control Language) protocol.

HP later started to include USB scanners in their printers, and produced a large number of stand-alone scanners as well. Some of the product names were Scanjet, Officejet, Deskjet, Envy, Laserjet, Pagewide, Photosmart, psc and Smart Tank. More than 400 models of scanners have been sold by HP since 1988.

Types of HP Scanners

Except for a few SCSI Scanjet scanners, most HP scanners are USB scanners. Some HP scanners also have WiFi or ethernet interfaces.

The original HP Scanjet scanners used SCSI, which uses a complicated interface card and a thick, bulky cable.

Most HP scanners after 1999 were USB 2.0 scanners. The first generation of these USB scanners used the SCL command set, which was compatible with the SCSI Scanjet scanners and was well documented.

Starting around 2012, HP started releasing scanners that used the “Low End Data Model” (LEDM) for the command set. It was the progenitor of the eSCL command set that many modern scanners use.

Before 2011, HP released Laserjet scanners that used the “Page Manipulation Language” (PML) command set. Unfortunately, VueScan doesn’t support PML scanners natively, but does support them if you install a WIA scanner driver for them from

Around 2011, HP started releasing Laserjet scanners that used the SOAP command set, which is also quite similar to eSCL. However, it’s completely undocumented, so we had to reverse-engineer the protocol to support these Laserjet scanners.

In 2014, the eSCL protocol (also called AirPrint/Scan) evolved from the LEDM protocol, and most HP scanners released since 2015 use the eSCL command language.

At the same time HP was making their own scanners, they started reselling scanners from other manufacturers. The Scanjet 5300, Scanjet 7400, Scanjet 8200 and Scanjet 8300 were all made by AVision and sold under the HP brand, and use the AVision command set. Four other notable scanners were made by HP using the Genesys Logic GL843 chip, the Scanjet 4850, Scanjet 4890, Scanjet G4010 and Scanjet G4050. These are flatbed scanners with a transparency adapter in the lid for scanning film, and are still excellent film scanners to this day.

Market for HP Scanners

HP sold a large number of scanners, and because they often aren’t supported on modern operating systems, you can often buy them for a low price on ebay.

VueScan supports HP scanners that support the SCL, LEDM, SOAP and eSCL command sets, as well as those that use the Genesys Logic GL843 chipset. All are supported on Windows, macOS and Linux without needing any HP drivers.

The HP scanners that use the Genesys Logic chipsets work very well with VueScan, better and faster than the software that originally came with these scanners.

This is because we’ve worked very hard to optimize the use of the Genesys Logic chipsets with VueScan.

Why should I use an HP scanner in 2024?

VueScan works extremely well with these scanners, and they just don’t wear out. There’s an active market for used HP scanners on eBay, and they’re often sold for really low prices because drivers aren’t available for some operating systems.

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