Alternative to VueScan?

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  1. waloshin, Mar 6, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015

    waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I am running a Fujitsu fi-5120c double sided document scanner and I am looking for software that is cheaper than VueScan for Mac.

    Any suggestions?

    I am now testing ExactScan and I am very pleased with the results I am getting. Its fast at scanning, has all the features I want, but its expensive at $80.
     
  2. Samiam11 macrumors newbie

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    Preview

    I don't know how many features you need, but your Mac has a scanner program built in that works with many wired or wireless scanners or scanner/printer combos. The program is Preview. Go to the file menu in Preview and choose "Import From" and pick your scanner. It has most basic scanner features and it is free (always a plus). I use it exclusively and find it works well.
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    My scanner never had Mac OSX drivers so that does not work. Thanks
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Image Capture is the app you want. It is included in every Mac OS installation. Doesn't require any special drivers and works great!

    Not sure if Preview's import from scanner just calls to Image Capture or is a separate app.
     
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    You can also scan from system preferences.

    They all use the same drivers.

    But op said OS X doesn't have the drivers.

    And fujitsu seems to not have drivers for OS X.
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/computing/peripheral/scanners/drivers/fi-5x20c.html
     

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