best scaner for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ArthurDaley, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. ArthurDaley macrumors regular

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    The scanner I have (Canon LIDE 4200) does not work with the Mac. The reviews of other scanners from Canon are crap for usage with Mac. Canon seems to dominate scanners. I just need fast, slim and mainly for B+W text pages.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    The 4200 scanner should work fine on a Mac (like all the other Canon scanners) Download the Mac driver from the Canon website .. :)
     
  3. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. jroller macrumors regular

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    We are happy with the Epson Perfection scanner we use in our lab.
     
  6. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Epson Scanners

    I have used Epson scanners for about 20 years. All have produced superior results. I am a professional graphic designer and I need a good scanner.

    While not as thin as most canon's they are still good.
     
  7. PcBgone macrumors 6502

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    I have an AIO Epson RX700(been discontinued and replaced with the RX680). I got it before I switched to macs. Ive had no problems with it working with leopard, printing, scanning, and everything works great...
     
  8. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Canon LIDE 70 here

    It works just fine with Macs and MAC OS X (Tiger and Leopard). I did download software updates from the Canon site to have the latest and greatest compatibility and functionality.
     
  9. ArthurDaley thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you look at the reviews at apple.com and amazon.com, the Canon series for Apple Mac sucks in terms of software.
     
  10. Galley macrumors 65816

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    I've never found a scanner that could beat an Epson. :cool:
     
  11. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    My Canon Lide 25 worked fine up until 10.5.4 (but it's not what I'd call a "fast" scanner). After the 10.5.4 update it won't recognize that a scanner driver is loaded. I had to go out and get Vuescan and it works great again. Have you tried Vuescan?
     
  12. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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    Another vote for epson from me.

    Currently using a 4490 and it's wonderful!

    I have also used a canon, the 4400 i think but the software was horrible and you had to fight it to get the colors looking right.
     
  13. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, I tried a friends Canon scanner, software sucked! Epsons software is good and offers ways to adjust the pictures scanned. Epson used to bundle LaserSoft Photoshop plugin software. I liked this software and use it over Epson's since i work in Photoshop almost every day!
     

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