Any 3rd Party scanner Drivers for OSX?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AAC, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. AAC macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2003
    I have a Umax PowerLook 2100XL with SCSI connection. Umax does not offer any OSX updates for the driver. Are there any 3rd party programs that will allow me to use my scanner in OSX?


    G4 PCI with a Sonnet 500 mhz processor 896 megs RAM
  2. alphaone macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2003
    There is a program out there. Ah here it is. It's called VueScan. This should solve your problem. Umax is listed under the SCSI supported scanners section so it should work. You might be better off just getting a new scanner though.
  3. AAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2003

    Alphaone, thanks! Umax does offer the 2100XL with firewire now (and probably an updated driver) but Its tough to get rid of a $1200 scanner just because the company wont update its drivers. I'll be glad when this whole switch (9 to X) is behind us.

    Thanks again!

  4. mangoman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2002
    Second Floor
    I'll heartily endorse VueScan, too. Brought my ol' monster scanner back into the OS X game in a jiffy.

    It's not the cheapest deal, though. Definitely weigh the cost of buying a new scanner...

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