VueScan Release Notes


VueScan Quick Start

Scanning Images

  1. Run VueScan
  2. Insert image into scanner
  3. Set Input | Media type
  4. Press Preview button
  5. Adjust crop box with mouse
  6. Press Scan button

If the colors don’t look quite right in the preview, try clicking with the right mouse button (with control key on Mac OS) on an area of the image that should be gray.

To reset to the automatic color balance setting, double-click on the image with the right mouse button (with control key on Mac OS).

If the lighting in the scene is unusual (i.e. at sunset or with stage lighting), try setting Color | Color balance to Neutral.

Using Scanner as Copier

  1. Run VueScan
  2. Set Input | Scan task to Copy to printer
  3. Set Input | Media type
  4. Set Input | Media size
  5. Insert image into scanner
  6. Press Scan button
  7. Repeat from step 5

Working with Scanned Images

VueScan is designed to save scanned images to JPEG files (by default) or TIFF files (optionally).

You can configure your favorite image editing program to automatically open each image when a scan completes. Use the Prefs | External viewer option to control this.

On Mac OS X, you can set up the default viewer for .tif and .jpg files by:

  1. Click once on a .tif or .jpg file
  2. Choose File | Show info
  3. Choose “Open with application”
  4. Pick the application you want to use
  5. Press the “Change All” button

On Windows, you can set up the program that automatically starts with scanned images by setting up a file association for .tif and .jpg files. To create a file association, click on a .tif or .jpg file with the right mouse button, select “Open with”, then “Choose program”. Pick the program you want to use, and also select “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”.

On Linux, use the Prefs | Viewer option to select the application to use to view .tif and .jpg files.

Scanning Roll of Film If you’re scanning many frames from the same roll of film, the following procedure will optimally set the CCD exposure and film base color (i.e. mask color):

  1. Set Input | Options to Professional
  2. Set Input | Media type
  3. Insert film with most transparent area
  4. If Input | Lock exposure visible
    • Clear Input | Lock exposure
  5. Press Preview button
  6. Adjust cropping if necessary
  7. If Input | Lock exposure visible
    • Set Input | Lock exposure
    • Press Preview button
  8. If Input | Lock film base color visible
    • Set Input | Lock film base color

Batch Scanning To scan multiple images in a batch, set Input | Batch scan to All to scan all frames in a device, or set it to List and type in the list of frames (i.e. “4 3 1” for frames 4, 3 and 1, in that order).

More Information For more information, refer to the VueScan Manual.

VueScan Changelog

Released on

VueScan 9.8.35

  • Significantly Improved OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
    • Upgraded from Tesseract 3 to Tesseract 5
    • Much better accuracy of text recognition
    • Built-in support for five languages
      • English
      • Spanish
      • German
      • French
      • Italian
    • Support for 34 different languages
    • Enabled OCR in Standard Edition and trial version
    • Significantly improved ‘Output | OCR text RTF format’
      • The .rtf files can be edited by many text editors
      • Page size of scan is used
Released on

VueScan 9.8.34

  • Improved cropping (trained neural network with more images)
  • Improved setting ‘Input | Media’ to “Color text’
  • Improved ‘Filter | Flatten’ option
  • Moved ‘Input | Hole punch removal’ to ‘Filter | Hole punch removal’
  • Made ‘Filter | Hole punch removal’ changable without scanning again
  • Added ‘Output | Watermark color’ and ‘Output | Watermark opacity (%)’
  • Added support for scanning RGB and Infrared in a single pass on Plustek OpticFilm 135i
  • Improved cropping support for Plustek OpticFilm 135 and Plustek OpticFilm 135i
  • Improved support for Plustek OpticFilm 8100 New and Plustek OpticFilm 8200i New
  • Fixed problem using some WIA scanner drivers
  • Fixed problem with Canon RS40
  • Fixed problem with Canon MB5100
  • Added duplex scanning with Canon TS7450i
  • Added warning if disk is full when writing a file
  • Added warning if directory isn’t writable
  • Fixed some problems when mouse is dragged outside of window
Released on

VueScan 9.8.33

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VueScan 9.8.32

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VueScan 9.8.31

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VueScan 9.8.30

What’s new in version 9.8.30

Released on

VueScan 9.8.29

What’s new in version 9.8.29

Released on

VueScan 9.8.28

What’s new in version 9.8.28

  • Added support for Epson scanners needing a plugin library on M1/M2/M3 Macs
  • Improved support for eSCL scanners from many vendors
  • Improved cropping of smaller pages and receipts
  • Fixed problem with changing ‘Crop | Crop size’ when multi crop enabled
  • Fixed problem with some Epson document feeders
  • Fixed problem with Epson Perfection V500
  • Fixed problem with installing too many Photoshop plugins on Windows
Released on

VueScan 9.8.27

What’s new in version 9.8.27

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VueScan 9.8.23

What’s new in version 9.8.23

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VueScan 9.8.22

What’s new in version 9.8.22

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VueScan 9.8.18

What’s new in version 9.8.18

  • Improved cropping with additional training of neural networks
  • Improved performance with large images
  • Fixed problem using x32 and a32 versions with large images
  • Fixed problem using Linux versions with thumbnails
  • Reduced amount of memory used
  • No longer rounds pixel width on some Epson scanners to multiple of 8 pixels
Released on

VueScan 9.8.17

What’s new in version 9.8.17

  • ‘Help | Manual…” displays PDF version of VueScan Manual when offline
  • PDF manual also available here
  • Added support for PIE PrimeFilm 7250 Plus
  • Improved automatic cropping
  • Fixed problem with auto-focus on some Minolta film scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.8.14

What’s new in version 9.8.14

  • Significantly improved automatic cropping
    • Improved accuracy of machine learning cropping models for slides and film
    • Improved accuracy of machine learning cropping model for flatbed scans
    • Retrained neural networks with larger data set for more precise results
    • Introduced “fine-tuning” to very accurately detect edges in proximity to the predicted edge
Released on

VueScan 9.8.13

What’s new in version 9.8.13

  • Improved automatic cropping of small media
    • Better cropping of receipts
    • Better cropping of business cards
  • Fixed problems with automatic cropping of film scans
Released on

VueScan 9.8.12

What’s new in version 9.8.12

  • When crop box is selected, arrow keys move by one pixel
  • Save/Save+ button only enabled when something has changed
  • Improved when automatic ‘Scan from preview’ is done
  • Changed ‘File | Default options’ to also delete calibration file
  • Fixed problem creating new crop box by dragging box with shift key
  • Fixed problem with ‘Input | Auto skew’
  • Fixed problem when rearranging or deleting PDF thumbnails
  • Fixed problem with auto file naming of OCR text files
Released on

VueScan 9.8.11

What’s new in version 9.8.11

  • Dragging a crop box while holding the shift key makes a copy of a crop box
  • Double-click resets ‘Crop | Crop size’ to default
  • Changed ‘Crop | Focus x/y position’ to be relative to center of crop box
  • Improved display of ‘Crop | Focus x/y position” on display (dot with circle around it)
  • Focus position only displayed when ‘Input | Options’ set to ‘Professional’
  • Fixed a problem with files not saving to disk sometimes
Released on

VueScan 9.8.10

What’s new in version 9.8.10

  • Fixed problems when ‘Crop | Skew’ is non-zero
  • Mouse double-click resets both cropping and zoom
  • Dragging crop boxes are limited to the preview area
  • Added ‘Crop | Crop orientation’ for when ‘Crop | Crop size’ has a defined size
  • Improved visibility of Save/Save+ buttons
  • Improved whether default button is Scan/Scan+ or Save/Save+
  • Improved when automatic ‘Scan from preview’ is done
  • Added support for 4 Brother scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.8.09

What’s new in version 9.8.09

  • Fixed problem with scanned image sometimes not matching crop box
  • Fixed problem with scrolling image with mouse wheel when zoomed
  • Changed grid when dragging skew handle to use fine gray lines
Released on

VueScan 9.8.08

What’s new in version 9.8.08

  • Added using ‘Crop | Lock aspect ratio’ when adjusting crop box
  • Added guide grid when dragging skew handle
  • Improved appearance when zoomed
  • Improved scanning with Plustek OpticFilm 135 and Plustek OpticFilm 135i
  • Changed default increment of ‘Crop | Skew’ to 0.1 degrees
  • Fixed problem with drawing a new crop box
  • Fixed problem with dragging skewed IT8 outline
  • Fixed problem with ‘Input | Preview resolution’ or ‘Input | Scan resolution’ set to ‘Custom’
  • Fixed problem with crop box outside preview bounds when ‘Crop | Skew’ set to zero
  • Fixed problem with ‘Save’ button not being enabled when some options change
  • Fixed problem with changing ‘Input | Source’ when zoomed
  • Fixed problem with VueScan window not being centered on first install
Released on

VueScan 9.8.07

What’s new in version 9.8.07

  • Increased area around dots for dragging crop box
  • Limited ‘Crop | Skew’ to +/- 45 degrees (use ‘Input | Rotation’ to make image upright)
  • Added list of standard sizes to ‘Crop | Crop size’
  • Fixed problem with crop boxes
  • Fixed problem with ‘Crop | Lock aspect ratio’
  • Fixed problem when ‘Crop | Crop size’ set to ‘Maximum’
  • Fixed problem cropping with multi-frame film scanners
  • Fixed problem with order of frames from ‘Crop | Multi crop’
  • Fixed problem drawing IT8 guide lines
Released on

VueScan 9.8.06

What’s new in version 9.8.06

  • Improved cropping with newly trained neural networks
  • ‘Input | Auto skew’ now works on flatbeds, both reflective and transparency
  • Added a rotation handle to the crop box so you can easily rotate the crop box
  • Improved dragging different parts of the crop box with the mouse
Released on

VueScan 9.8.05

What’s new in version 9.8.05

  • Improved cropping with updated neural network
  • Fixed problem with Epson Perfection V500
  • Fixed problem with Epson Perfection V550
  • Fixed problem with Epson Perfection V600
  • Fixed problem with PIE PowerSlide scanners
  • Fixed problem with Reflecta DigitDia scanners
  • Fixed problem with crashes when preview resolution less than 100 dpi
  • Fixed problem with cropping when preview resolution not a multiple of 100 dpi
Released on

VueScan 9.8.04

What’s new in version 9.8.04

  • Redesigned the architecture of the automatic cropping neural network, allowing for more precise and efficient image cropping
  • Significant improvements to the cropping of 35mm negatives and slides
  • Better automatic cropping for various media types, optimizing the overall scanning experience
  • Fixed problems with ‘Crop | Multi crop’
  • Improved scan speed with Fujitsu fi-5750C
  • Fixed problem refreshing when changing film type
  • Fixed problem with ‘Input | Lock aspect ratio’
  • Deleted ‘Crop | All frames’ (didn’t work with new ‘Crop | Multi crop’)
  • Deleted ‘Prefs | Image memory (MB)’ option
  • Changed ‘Input | Media’ to have ‘Image’ and ‘Slide film’ (like 9.7.99)
  • When saving files, saves file extensions in the same case as typed (not lower-cased)
  • Fixed problem with Epson XP-6100
  • Fixed problem with Brother HL-L2395DW
Released on

VueScan 9.8.03

What’s new in version 9.8.03

  • Retrained neural networks for cropping and media type detection
    • Trained on more sample images
    • Improved accuracy of cropping and media type detection
  • Fixed problems with Plustek OpticFilm 135 and Plustek OpticFilm 135i
  • Fixed problem with Brother ADS-2000
  • Fixed problem with ‘Input | Auto skew’
  • Fixed problem with ‘Crop | Crop size’
  • Fixed problem with ‘Crop | Skew’
  • Fixed problem with ‘Crop | Multi crop’
Released on

VueScan 9.8.02

What’s new in version 9.8.02

  • Retrained neural networks for cropping
    • Trained on more than 10,000 sample images
    • Created different cropping models for different media types
  • Fixed small problems
Released on

VueScan 9.8.01

What’s new in version 9.8.01

  • Improved automatic cropping
    • Much more accurate, uses AI and trained neural networks
    • Much easier to use with multiple photos on a flatbed
    • Works better with slides and negatives
    • Works better with Medium Format film
    • ‘Crop | Crop size’ has only three option, ‘Manual’, ‘Maximum’ and ‘Auto’
    • ‘Crop | Multi crop’ is completely automatic, no options to set
    • Can add and delete crop boxes when ‘Crop | Multi crop’ is set
      • Draw additional boxes with the mouse, added after current frame
      • Delete the crop box for the current frame by pressing delete key
    • Can control skew on current frame by setting ‘Crop | Multi crop’ to ‘Manual’
  • Fixed small problems
Released on

VueScan 9.7.99

What’s new in version 9.7.99

Released on

VueScan 9.7.98

What’s new in version 9.7.98

  • Added support for Input | Media type - Auto for film scanners
  • Added support for Filter | Restore fading - Auto for slide scanning
  • Read more about those new features here
  • Manual cropping with the mouse is restored to previous setting on Preview
  • Improved scan speed for many Canon Pixma document feeders
  • Fixed problem with duplex (two-sided) scanning with scanners that flip pages
  • Fixed problems with thumbnails of Cropped area
Released on

VueScan 9.7.96

What’s new in version 9.7.96

  • Added numerous speed improvements
    • Build with latest Mac, Windows and Linux compilers
    • Used more compiler optimization (-O3 instead of -O2)
    • Other small speed improvements
  • Added support for Epson ET-2400
  • Fixed problem with Canon MF642
  • Fixed problem with scanning multiple paper sizes with some Fujitsu document scanners
  • Fixed problem with delay after flatbed scan on some eSCL scanners
  • Improved scan quality in dark areas of some Genesys Logic scanners
  • Added support for multi-sampling with some Epson scanners
  • Added support for using ‘Prefs | Network scanners” set to ‘Manual’ with eSCL scanners
  • Automatically switches to x64 version on Mac with some Epson scanners using plugins
Released on

VueScan 9.7.94

  • Many improvements for Epson Perfection scanners
    • More resolutions with some scanners
    • Higher resolutions with some scanners
    • Better support for V500/V550/V600
  • Displays PDF thumbnails while scanning
  • Always starts up with dock visible
  • Fixed problem with preview/scan when both resolutions identical
Released on

VueScan 9.7.93

  • Fixed sending email on Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Fixed problems with page thumbnails
  • Added ‘Prefs | Send preview data’ option
    • Turned off by default
    • Sends each preview image to to help improve VueScan
    • We’re working on improving several things using these images, especially cropping
    • Works on Standard and Professional Editions
    • Works in background, doesn’t slow down scanning
Released on

VueScan 9.7.92

  • Added Frame Thumbnails and ‘Prefs | Type of page thumbnails’
    • Works on Standard and Professional Editions
    • Can choose ‘Off’, ‘Auto’, ‘PDF file’, ‘TIFF file’, ‘JPEG file’ and ‘Cropped area’
    • Displays thumbnails of multi-page PDF, TIFF and JPEG files
    • Displays a thumbnail for each frame in ‘Cropped area’ if multiple frames
    • When ‘Auto’ is chosen, shows the thumbnails for the most recent file or scan
    • Clicking a ‘Cropped area’ thumbnail also sets ‘Input | Frame number’
    • A right-click on a thumbnail lets you choose options
    • After clicking a thumbnail, pressing Space brings up a QuickView of the thumbnail
Released on

VueScan 9.7.89

Released on

VueScan 9.7.88

  • Improved document feeder (ADF) auto media size and auto skew
    • Improves batch scanning of photos and receipts
    • Improves batch scanning of papers with different sizes
    • Supports most Fujitsu document scanners
    • Supports 177 Epson scanners with a fast document feeder
    • Supports Epson FastFoto scanners (FF-series)
    • Improves when ‘Input | Media size’ is set to ‘Auto’
    • Improves when ‘Input | Auto skew’ is set
    • Works at high speed, uses hardware inside scanner
Released on

VueScan 9.7.87

  • Added support for 145 HP scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.85

  • Fixed problem with watermarks in Basic Edition
  • Fixed problem with some AirPrint/Scan scanners
  • Fixed problem with some models of Plustek OpticPro A320E
  • Optimized eject direction of film strips on some PIE/Reflecta scanners
  • Fixed problem with duplex scanning on Canon P-208 scanners
  • Fixed problem with some Fujitsu document scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.84

  • Enabled Document Feeders (ADF) with Standard Edition
  • Enabled extra-long page scans with some Epson Document Feeders
  • Added support for the Basic Edition
Released on

VueScan 9.7.81

  • Faster and sharper zooming and scrolling of ‘Overview’ and ‘Cropped area’
    • Hold Control key (Command key on Mac) to zoom with scroll wheel
    • Scroll up and down with scroll wheel
    • Hold Shift key on Windows and Linux to scroll left/right with scroll wheel
    • Use macOS trackpad or mouse to scroll up/down/left/right
    • Use macOS Pinch gesture on trackpad to zoom in and out
  • Sharper display of splash screen and ‘Help | About’ on high-DPI displays
  • Fixed a few problems with occasional crashes
Released on

VueScan 9.7.80

  • Higher-resolution buttons in bottom right of display
  • Clearer and sharper display on high-DPI displays
  • Solved problem with occasional crashing or freezing
Released on

VueScan 9.7.79

  • Fixed problem with occasional VueScan crashes
  • Eliminated flickering when scrolling thumbnails
  • Fixed small problems with thumbnails
  • Fixed problem with long file names
Released on

VueScan 9.7.78

  • Added to right-click menu popup on thumbnails
    • Rotate Right, Rotate Left, Flip and Delete have three options
      • ‘This page’ acts on the page selected with a right-click
      • ‘Selected pages’ acts on all selected pages
      • ‘All pages’ acts on all pages
    • Reverse, Interleave, Separate and Swap even/odd act on all pages
  • Added multi-selection of thumbnails
    • Multi-select using shift key and Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End keys
    • Multi-select using shift key and clicking with mouse
    • Add to selection using control key (command key on Mac) and clicking with mouse
    • Reset selection using Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End keys
    • Reset selection by clicking on a thumbnail
  • Fixed problem with drag/drop of thumbnails on Linux
  • Improved scrolling of thumbnails when dragging near top/bottom
  • Fixed problem finding some networked scanners (mDNS scanners)
Released on

VueScan 9.7.77

  • Added Quick View mode to display larger version of thumbnails
  • Added dock bar to options and thumbnail panels
  • Improved VueScan startup time
  • Improved Dark Mode support
  • Fixed numerous small problems
Released on

VueScan 9.7.76

  • Added a full-size popup of thumbnail pages when mouse is over a thumbnail
  • PDF files can be edited while scanning, useful for flipping or rotating pages
  • Tested with a 600 page, 50 MByte PDF file, similar to using Adobe Acrobat
  • Fixed a few problems with thumbnails
Released on

VueScan 9.7.75

  • More responsive user interface
  • Significantly faster scanning to PDF files
  • Significantly faster thumbnail display
  • Thumbnails refresh properly when window is resized
Released on

VueScan 9.7.74

  • Further increased speed of reading and writing JPEG files
  • Speeds up scanning with in-scanner JPEG compression
  • Fixed problem with creating some multi-page PDF files
  • Modified ‘Prefs | Disable scanners’ to add ‘Webcams’ option
Released on

VueScan 9.7.73

  • Increased speed of reading and writing JPEG files by up to six times
  • Uses the SIMD instructions in Intel, ARM and M1 processors
  • Also speeds up reading and writing of color PDF files
  • Works on Windows, Mac and Linux
Released on

VueScan 9.7.72

  • Added support for Plustek OpticFilm 8300i
  • Added tips for drag and right-click on thumbnails
  • Added tip when Plustek scanner detected without required plugin
  • Simplified Help menu
Released on

VueScan 9.7.70

  • Fixed problem installing drivers on some Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems
  • Improved messages when vendor driver needed for plugin libraries
  • Added support for some kinds of WIA scanner drivers on Windows
  • Fixed problem installing Photoshop plugin
  • Removed PDF menu, right-click on thumbnails instead
  • Fixed problem with some right-click options on thumbnails
  • Fixed some small problems with thumbnails
Released on

VueScan 9.7.69

  • Rearranged order and visibility of buttons to make usage more intuitive
  • Moved ‘Email’ button to ‘File | Email file’ (Professional Edition)
  • Removed ‘Options+’ button (use ‘Input | Options’ instead)
  • Improved choice of default button in different modes
  • Improved display of spinning progress indicator
  • Added indication of when a file has been saved (green checkmark)
  • Fixed problem with auto length detection with some Fujitsu scanners
  • Improved scan speed with some older Fujitsu scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.68

Released on

VueScan 9.7.67

  • Handled Controlled Folder Access (ransomware protection) on Windows
    • If \Users<username>\Pictures not writable, uses \Users<username>\VueScan\Pictures
    • If \Users<username>\Documents not writable, uses \Users<username>\VueScan\Documents
    • Alternatively, add VueScan to the list of trusted applications
  • Solved problem with accidentally changing options with scroll wheel on Mac and Linux
  • Frees memory when ‘File | Default options’ is used
  • Fixed problem with ‘Enter’ key not working when thumbnails displayed
  • Fixed problem reading raw file (.tif or .dng) that has a thumbnail
Released on

VueScan 9.7.65

  • Added support for rotating pages with right-click on thumbnail
  • Support multi-page thumbnails for PDF, TIFF and JPEG files
  • Faster loading of thumbnails
  • Added PDF menu in menu bar
  • Right-click on thumbnails supports all languages
  • Fixed problem with thumbnails when changing language
  • Fixed problems with crashes when producing thumbnails
Released on

VueScan 9.7.64

  • Reduced file size when ‘Input | Media’ is set to ‘Color text’
    • Reduces file size between 3x and 5x
    • Works the same as “Line art” in older versions of VueScan
    • Only 8 colors stored in file
    • Can use ‘Color | Threshold’ to adjust colors
    • Can duplicate previous functionality with color scans using ‘Filter | Flatten’
  • More types of PDF files work with thumbnails
  • Right-clicking thumbnails display options available for that file type
  • Fixed a number of thumbnail bugs
  • When some options change, ‘Save’ and ‘Save+’ buttons reappear
Released on

VueScan 9.7.63

  • Added support multi-page PDF, TIFF and JPEG thumbnails
    • Displays thumbnail for each page on right side of window
    • Can drag pages to new location to rearrange pages
    • Displayed when ‘Output | XXX multi page’ option is turned on
    • Right click options for PDF and TIFF files:
      • Delete
      • Delete all
      • Reverse
      • Interleave
      • Separate
      • Swap even/odd
  • Added support for reading some PDF files with ‘Input | Source’ set to “File”
  • Added support for Fujitsu fi-7300NX
  • Added support for transparency scans on Canon LiDE 700F on Windows
  • Fixed problem with Brother MFC-9970CDW
  • Fixed problem with some Canon DR-series scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.60

Released on

VueScan 9.7.56

  • Tripled black/white flatbed scan speed on Canon 8400F and Canon 8600F
  • Improved scan speed and image quality with some Genesys Logic scanners
  • Fixed problem with preview disappearing after a scan
  • Fixed problems with some Genesys Logic scanners (especially Canon LiDE scanners)
Released on

VueScan 9.7.54

  • Only shows ‘Save’ button if cropped area hasn’t been saved or if it’s been rotated or mirrored
  • (‘File | Save image’ and ‘File | Save image+’ are always available)
  • When file name entered with ‘@’ button, doesn’t add path if same as default folder
  • Changed ‘Prefs | External viewer’ to a checkbox
  • Changed ‘Prefs | Viewer” to allow ‘folder’ as an option
  • Always show tips the first time after installation
  • Updated Polish translation
  • Fixed problem with some AirPrint scanners
  • Fixed problem with Epson WF-3720
  • Fixed problem with Canon MX450 at 1200 dpi
  • Fixed problem with viewer sometimes being started after a preview
Released on

VueScan 9.7.51

  • Increased number of bits in TIFF and Raw files with multi-sampling and size reduction
  • Fixed problem with hangs after some Windows installs
  • Fixed problem with ‘Overview’ and ‘Cropped area’ not both updating when ‘Input | Media’ changed
Released on

VueScan 9.7.49

  • Improved quality of buttons at lower right (rotate, zoom, change frame)
  • Added ‘Prefs - Dark mode’ option on Windows 10
    • Installs ‘VueScan Dark Mode’ theme
    • This theme can also be selected from Personalization control panel
  • Fixed problem with flickering window title
  • Fixed problem with Canon DR-M260
  • Fixed problem with Brother MFC-J6925DW
Released on

VueScan 9.7.47

  • Fixed problem with adding/deleting pages from PDF file on Windows
  • Added “PDF - PDF tools” command
  • Improved recognition of ScanJet 4850 vs. ScanJet 4890 (same USB Product ID)
Released on

VueScan 9.7.45

  • Added three levels of ‘Filter - Sharpen’
  • Fixed problem with PIE/Reflecta scanners when connected with Firewire
  • Changed ‘Input - Options’ to ‘Basic’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Professional’
  • When using ‘Basic’, displays only two tabs - Input and Prefs
  • Added default folder and output files to Input tab
Released on

VueScan 9.7.44

  • Numerous user interface improvements
  • Changed ‘Input - Options’ to ‘Basic options’, ‘Standard options’, ‘Advanced options’
  • When using ‘Basic options’, displays only three tabs - Input, Output, Prefs
  • Remembers current tab when exiting and restarting VueScan
  • Removed default folder and output files from Input tab - now only in Output tab
  • When output file name doesn’t contain ‘NNN+’ or ‘*’, always prompts for name
  • Removed ‘Output - Auto file name’ option (was confusing)
  • Added ‘Output - Center captions’
Released on

VueScan 9.7.43

  • Added support for one line or two line captions
  • Controlled by ‘Output - Caption 1’ and ‘Output - Caption 2’
  • Uses black letters on a white background
  • Text is anti-aliased so it looks good
  • Text can contain non-English letters (i.e. Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Uses smaller font if caption is too long to fit
  • Appended at the bottom of JPEG, TIFF and PDF files
  • To disable, set to zero-length line
  • Useful when scanning photos, slides and negatives to add info
  • Easy to delete later with an image editor
Released on

VueScan 9.7.42

  • Set ‘Prefs - Network scanners’ to choose how to find network scanners
  • Use ‘mDNS’ to search the network for scanners (default)
  • Use ‘Manual’ to manually enter info about a scanner
    • Set ‘Prefs - IP address’ to the IP address of the scanner
    • Get the USB Vendor ID and USB Product ID from the supported scanners list
    • Set ‘Prefs - USB Vendor ID’
    • Set ‘Prefs - USB Product ID’
    • Re-do the ‘Scanner - Find scanners’ command
Released on

VueScan 9.7.39

  • Faster return to home with Canon 4400F (5 sec instead of 15 sec)
  • More accurate maximum scan size with some older Brother scanners
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet 5590 Duplex Feeder
  • Fixed problem on Windows changing PDF files while Adobe Acrobat is open
  • Fixed problem with scanner profiling on Linux
  • Added support for Canon MF110/MF910 series
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VueScan 9.7.38

  • Fixed problem with Canon 4400F
  • Fixed problem with Canon 8400F
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet 4850
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet 4890
  • Fixed problem with ‘Crop | Multi crop’ on flatbed scanners
  • Fixed problem with ‘Input | Show texture’ on some Epson scanners
  • Added support for Dell 1760nw
  • Variety of small improvements and bug fixes
  • Small improvements for Czech translations
  • Small improvements for German translations
  • More detailed tips for solving problem with not finding scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.33

  • Improved options in Filter tab, especially ‘Filter | Infrared clean’
  • Improved support for some older Canon flatbed/film scanners
  • Increased scan area for Plustek OpticFilm scanners to 28 mm high
  • Improved preview speed on Canon 5600F
  • Fixed problem with lamp warmup on some older Genesys Logic scanners
  • Fixed problem with document feeder on Brother MFC-J6945DW
  • Fixed problem with Brother HL-L scanners
  • Fixed problem with some Avision document scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.32

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VueScan 9.7.30

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VueScan 9.7.29

  • Improved support for 53 scanners that use Genesys Logic chips
  • Plustek OpticFilm scanners between 2x and 3x faster
  • Scanning is quieter and faster with Genesys Logic scanners
  • Added support for Canon LiDE 90 without Canon plugins
Released on

VueScan 9.7.28

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VueScan 9.7.27

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VueScan 9.7.25

  • After document feeder PDF scans, opens view of folder instad of file
  • Added support for TIFF and DNG files between 2 GBytes and 4 GBytes
  • Added support for older Linux versions (build on Ubuntu 16.04 for x64 version)
  • Added support for HP Scanjet Pro 2000 s1 on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with Brother MFC-260C
Released on

VueScan 9.7.21

  • Fixed problem with HP LaserJet MFP M426
  • Fixed problem with button polling and some Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with PIE PrimeFilm 7250 Pro3 and Reflecta RPS 7200
  • Fixed problem with Brother MFC-L2740DW
  • Fixed problems with some Fujitsu scanners
  • Added support for turning off lamp with some Avision scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.18

  • If ‘Output | Auto file name’ is off, always ask for file name
  • Improved .rpm file for Red Hat Linux
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Released on

VueScan 9.7.15

  • Reduced size of JPEG files 10% (optimization of entropy coding)
  • Reduced size of color text files (JPEG and PDF)
  • Support batch scanning mix of 8.5x11, 8.5x14 and 8.5x17 media sizes
  • Fixed problem with some newer PIE scanners and Reflecta scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.14

  • Fixed problem with plugging/unplugging USB scanners
  • Fixed problem with ‘Scanner | Find scanners’ command
  • Fixed problem with ‘Input | Media size’ set to ‘Auto’
  • Added support for Plustek OpticFilm 135i on Windows and Mac OS X
Released on

VueScan 9.7.12

  • Added support for plugging/unplugging USB scanners while running
    • Works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
    • Recovers from computer sleeping and waking
  • Added ‘Scanners | Find scanners’ command
    • Works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
    • Searches local networks for WiFi and ethernet scanners
    • Searches for attached Firewire and SCSI scanners
Released on

VueScan 9.7.07

  • Faster scanning with some document scanners
  • Fixed problem with some document scanners
  • Fixed problem with some USB scanners on macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Fixed problem with ‘Output | PDF multi page’ set to ‘Front/Back’
  • Fixed problem with duplex scans with Samsung CLX-6260
  • Reduced JPEG artifacts with some document scanners
  • Faster startup when USB scanner being used by another program
Released on

VueScan 9.7.05

  • Faster scanning with Genesys Logic scanners (remembers calibration)
  • Preliminary support for transparency scans with Genesys Logic

Mac OS X Release Notes

If VueScan doesn’t see your scanner on Mac OS X, first make sure that “About This Mac” (in the Apple menu) in the USB devices section can see the scanner. If it doesn’t, try powering off the computer, powering off the scanner, powering on the scanner and then powering on the computer.

If VueScan is crashing, try a newer USB cable and/or a different USB port.

If you’re using a Ratoc Firewire-SCSI adapter, you may need to configure one of the options. Try setting the time between the power on and the SCSI bus reset to 40.

If you’re using the Ratoc USB->SCSI adapter, set up the adapter with the Ratoc utility to “Mass Storage” mode.

If VueScan still doesn’t see your scanner, go into “System Preferences”, “Accounts”, then “Startup Items”. Make sure nothing is being started that might be accessing the scanner (i.e. “Epson Scanner Monitor”).

If VueScan hangs with Firewire scanners, make sure OpenFirmware has “security-mode” set to “none”. Other settings cause problems.

Canon N650U, N1220U, and LIDE scanners are powered directly by the USB port. The USB port must provide a power supply of 500 mA. If you plug the scanner into the USB port on a keyboard or other USB device, the scanner may not work properly. Attach the scanner directly to a USB port on the computer or to a 500 mA self-powered USB hub. If you find that an N-series or LIDE scanner doesn’t work with one of your USB ports, try plugging it into the other USB port.

If you’re using a Microtech FireSCSI adapter, make sure that you’re using SCSI ID 0 and that the SCSI termination is correct.

If you’re using an Orange Micro 906F SCSI card, make sure it’s upgraded to at least firmware version F1.35.

Windows Release Notes

VueScan works on Windows Vista/7/8/10 (but not Windows XP/2000).

If you’ve set up a shortcut to vuescan.exe and are having problems, try double-clicking \Program Files\VueScan\vuescan.exe directly. This will test whether the problem is with the way the shortcut was set up or whether the problem is with VueScan.

To install CyberViewX_SF on Windows 10, you need to install an unsigned driver. Go to “control panel - device manager - imaging devices” and update the driver for the slide viewer from the folder c:\windows\Twain_32\cyberviewX_SF

If your scanner has a button on the front and if a program starts up when you press this button while running VueScan, you have a program running in the background that you need to stop. To stop this program, press control-alt-delete, choose the task manager and use it to stop this program. One example of this is the Epson Status Monitor.

If you have the Adaptec DirectCD Wizard on the Toolbar, you may have to remove it to get VueScan to run.

If you have an ELSA Synergy III graphics card (or possibly other NVideo graphics cards) and VueScan hangs when starting, you may need to disable the Desktop Manager that comes with the card (the file that causes the problem is nvdesk32.dll).

Linux Release Notes

On Linux, run vuescan from any directory. Your serial number will be stored in “.vuescanrc” in your home directory.

Install VueScan from the .deb or .rpm download. These set up /lib/udev/rules.d/60-vuescan.rules You may also need to reboot, or wait a few minutes for these udev rules to take effect.

If you’re installing from the .tgz download, there are instructions in README.txt.

To get USB scanners working on the newest Linux, try using “sudo apt purge ippusbxd” or “sudo apt purge ipp-usb” You might also need to install libcanberra-gtk-module and libcanberra-gtk3-module

If you’re using a Firewire scanner, make sure you’ve loaded the sbp2 module.

If you get errors from gtk when starting VueScan, make sure the LANG environment variable is set to C.

If you’re using an Epson scanner that uses a plugin library, make sure you’ve installed the Epson iscan plugin package (if two are listed, you need the older one) There’s more information about this on VueScan Supported Scanners page for your scsnner.

If you’re using a SCSI scanner, you need to make sure all of the /dev/sg* devices are read/write accessible. To see what scanners are available, type “cat /proc/scsi/scsi”.

Note that the Adaptec AVA-1505 SCSI card doesn’t work with a Nikon film scanner, and will cause a hard bus hang if you use VueScan with it. This is due to a bug in the aha152x driver. Another bug in this driver causes junk to be appended to the end of a raw scan when using the PhotoSmart. Other SCSI cards seem to work fine with VueScan on Linux.

There have also been problems reported with the Adaptec AVA-2904E and the Canon FS2710, although this combination works fine on Windows.

If you want to add or remove scsi devices without rebooting your system, use the following commands:

echo "scsi add-single-device 0 0 ? 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi
echo "scsi remove-single-device 0 0 ? 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi

(use the SCSI ID in place of “?” above) If you’re having problems with USB timeouts (i.e. with the Nikon CoolScan IV (LS-40), make sure you use the “usb-uhci” (CONFIG_USB_UHCI) module instead of the alternate “uhci” (CONFIG_UHCI_ALT) module. You might also increase the kernel usb timeout value (CONFIG_USB_LONG_TIMEOUT=y).

Uninstalling VueScan

To uninstall VueScan, use the Help | Uninstall command.

This removes the vuescan.ini and vuescan.log files, and deletes the folder they’re in (if empty). This doesn’t delete any .ini files you’ve created.

If an administrator account is used to uninstall VueScan, the global registration info will be removed, otherwise the registration info for the user uninstalling VueScan will be removed.

On Windows and Mac OS X, the VueScan Photoshop plugin will be removed, the TWAIN data source will be removed and the registry will be cleaned up.

On Windows, any device drivers that VueScan installed will be removed.