Cs4 Cannot Identify Scanner

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by AFMRPCUSER, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. AFMRPCUSER macrumors member

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    I recently upgraded my main workstation to a Mac Pro with CS4 previously installed. Today I decided to see if the driver for my Epson 4870 scanner was installed... it's not. But, when I went looking for it on the Epson Site, I found much in the way of disclaimer language for use with CS4. Now I'm a bit concerned about installing an older Twain driver. Any suggestions or comments?
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried just using Image Capture to scan, then opening the image in Photoshop? I had the same problem a couple of years ago with a Mac Pro I had at my old job and ended up installing some open source scanner drivers, but in my opinion the Image Capture interface is nicer.
     
  3. AFMRPCUSER thread starter macrumors member

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    No I have not used Image Capture. I'm not especially partial to opening the Scanner into CS4 and would be willing to give this a try. In fact I do prefer to have more control of foreign files before I introduce them into main applications. Any special Site's I should look to for acquiring Image Capture? TNX 4 UR Suggestion...
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Image Capture is one of the many apps that ships with every copy of MacOS X. IMHO, IgnatiusTheKing could not be more correct. I have never seen a TWAIN UI that didn't suck. They are slow and look like cheap Windows crap. OTOH, Image Capture is simple, elegant, professional--and fast.
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Yeah as MisterMe stated, it's included with OS X. Check your Applications folder. The icon looks like this.
     

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  6. AFMRPCUSER thread starter macrumors member

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    My Reply 2 U

    Well, thanks to both of you for your quick response and the information you provided. I downloaded the Twain from Epson's Site but as you said "It Sucks". I know I use it at work many times during the week. I'm not in charge of Applications but have a loud voice when necessary. I think I'm going to change some software real soon and jump Ship. TNX AGN...
     

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