Do all scanners work with mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by marioman38, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking to buy a CanoScan FS4000US, but after a few google searches, its sketchy as to if it'll work with tiger... Some places say up to OS 9.1 some 10.2...... But I assume it because their dated? Could someone help me out? Maybe you've got one, or you're better at using google?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    You can try to download the software that comes with the scanner. I think canon has a web site for this. Look under "support" get the software for the FS4000US and see if it runs on your Mac.

    In general this is a good way to test if any product will work on a mac.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    If you have a scanner that doesn't have manufacturer support, you may be able to use VueScan, a commercial app. (There is a trial version so you can see if it works.)
     
  4. marioman38 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    There's also a pretty cool port of the Linux SANE scanner utility, called "TWAIN-SANE"- it's what I use with my Microtek scanner, even though there's a Mac driver offered by the company.

    These sorts of free software tools sometimes work extremely well, and sometimes pretty poorly. :D If there's good SANE support for your scanner, then it's a very nice little tool.
     
  6. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I think Visioneer scanners still don't work with Macs, not sure. I have one I can't use with my laptop.
     
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