View Full Version : Canon LiDE 30 Scanner and OS X

starflyer 59
Oct 18, 2002, 04:58 PM
So I see that Canon has a new scanner out and it says that it is OS X ready. Does anyone have any experience using this yet? I noticed that is says it is OS X ready, but that is through a special plugin in Photoshop 7. I am not planning on dropping 700 dollars for an image editor just to have scanning abilities. Does Photoshop Elements 2.0 have TWAIN ability?

Oct 18, 2002, 05:20 PM
Apple's Image Capture program that comes with Jaguar has Twain capability. Also http://www.hamrick.com/ makes a software called Vuescan that supports many scanners under Mac OS X.

Also GraphicConverter supports Twain:


I would add though that scanners are becoming obsolete with the advent of digital cameras. There is much better digital camera support under Mac OS X than scanner support. Just look at the iPhoto support pages on http://www.apple.com/iphoto/

Oct 18, 2002, 05:52 PM
we have one and it came with software.... but i can only get it to work in photoshop.... but it is an excellent scanner, fast and clear...

oh,yeah, i wound up having to manually drag some of the drivers into their folders to get it to work in 10.2:)