My new scanner isn't letting me scan with Photoshop CS..

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by omgwut, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2006
    Hey there, I hope someone can help me out with this. I just bought a new Canon LiDE 600F flatbed scanner and have set it up and installed the driver disc. I want to be able to import documents and photos directly from the scanner into Photoshop CS, however when I select "File>Import>CanoScan LiDE 600F...", instead of taking me to the default Photoshop scanner preview window it opens up the crappy "ScanGear" from-the-disc software, which I don't want.

    How can I fix this? Thanks alot!
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    What you are seeing is not fixable. The LiDE 600F is a TWAIN scanner. ScanGear is Canon's TWAIN plug-in. Use Image Capture to scan your images and then open them in Photoshop CS for editing.
  3. omgwut thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2006
    Really? I thought Photoshop had its own scanner preview window.

    Thank you, I will try that instead.
  4. LosAngeles macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    HP scanner not working in Image Capture

    Hey-i see that a workaround to Photoshop not seeing a scanner is to use Image Capture. However, when I open image capture (with the scanner connected via USB) it just pops up a one line dialogue box "No image Capture Device Connected"
    what do I do?

    Ultimately, I want to get a good Advanced scan with my HP Photosmart c4250.
  5. profinite macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    This has been the most useful scanner hint in years for me.

    I have an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo with a document feeder. On a G5 Tower (PPC), I managed to use a Twain driver with Photoshop CS4 and did direct scan from within Photoshop. But, when I moved to a Mac Pro (Intel) and Photoshop CS5, I was aware that the days of Twain were over.

    Without realizing that Apple has given me a free scanning utility, I searched high and low. But, the only scanning utility I could find was VueScan. It is not a bad application. Yet, I continued to search for another scanning utility.

    Then, today, I read the above post and finally realized that Image Capture is a scanning utility. For a long time, I may have mistakingly assumed that Image Capture was a screen capture utility. Was I totally wrong!

    Thank you for the eye-opening hint! :)

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