ScanSnap iX500 Scanner Driver

Want to keep using your
ScanSnap iX500 on macOS Catalina?
VueScan is here to help!

VueScan Scanner Software includes built in drivers for Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners including the S1500, S1500M, iX500, and many more so you can keep using the scanner you already have on macOS Catalina, Windows 10, and Linux.
Download VueScan Version 9.6.26. Updated January 9, 2019. macOS 10.7-10.14

What is VueScan?

VueScan is an application for scanning documents, photos, film, and slides on Windows, macOS, and Linux. VueScan supports over 6000 scanners from 42 manufacturers - even when there isn’t a driver available from the manufacturer.

Whether you’re having trouble getting your scanner connected to your computer, or you want to use the scanner software with the most features, VueScan is the tool for you.

How it works

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We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported
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We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems
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You download VueScan and use it to scan documents, photos, film and slides with your scanner

Works on 6000+ scanners

Works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner

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Frequently Asked Questions



Does ScanSnap Manager work on macOS Catalina?

Unfortunately Fujitsu discontinued ScanSnap manager and so it won't work on macOS Catalina. This is because ScanSnap manager is a 32-bit only application and macOS Catalina requires all software to be 64-bit.

Does ScanSnap Home work on macOS Catalina?

Yes! ScanSnap Home is 64-bit and will work on macOS Catalina. However many of our users have reported that they don't like the way that ScanSnap Home works on macOS and so would prefer to use VueScan instead.

How do I install ScanSnap iX500 drivers?

With VueScan, you don't need to install a separate driver. VueScan includes a ScanSnap ix500 driver in it. All you need to do is download and install VueScan on your mac and it will be able to see the scanner connected to your computer. Make sure your scanner is plugged in and turned on before you start VueScan.

Does the ix500 work on Windows 10?

With VueScan, you can use your ScanSnap ix500 on Windows as well as Mac and Linux. This is one of the great things about VueScan - you can use it on any operating system instead of just the ones that the scanner manufacturer releases their software for.

Is the ScanSnap ix500 a good scanner?

Yes! If you have a stack of snapshots, using the ix500 is a great way to scan them instead of scanning them one at a time on the flatbed. VueScan can also correct the colors so it's the most accurate version of the photo as possible.

Can I scan photos with my Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500?

Yes! If you have a stack of snapshots, using the ix500 is a great way to scan them instead of scanning them one at a time on the flatbed. VueScan can also correct the colors so it's the most accurate version of the photo as possible.

Does VueScan support the ix500 WiFi mode?

Unfortunately VueScan only supports scanning via USB with the ScanSnap ix500.

Can I use ix500 hardware Scan button with VueScan

Yes! Just press the blue Scan button on the ix500 to start a scan.

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Technical Information

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

VueScan is compatible with the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 on Windows x86, Windows x64, Windows RT, Windows 10 ARM, Mac OS X and Linux.

If you're using Windows and you've installed a Fujitsu driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver.

You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

On Linux, you need to set up libusb device protections.

VueScan uses in-scanner JPEG compression with this scanner to scan faster. You can turn this off by setting 'Input | Fine mode'.

On Windows, make sure the ScanSnap Manager isn't running before running VueScan.

Film Scanning:

No

Document Feeder:

Yes

Windows:

Yes

Mac:

Yes

Linux:

Yes

USB:

Yes

SCSI:

No

Firewire:

No

Network:

No

USB Vendor ID:

04c5

USB Product ID:

132b

Optical DPI:

600

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