Scanning - Auto Photo Color Restoration

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Acog, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Acog macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    Computer: IMac OSX 10.9.5
    3.2 GHz Intel Core i5
    8GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    My beloved HP Photosmart C7180 no longer was recognized when trying to scan with Maverick OS. I would have to go thru Preview and jump thru hoops just to scan so I decided to buy the new version, HP Photosmart 7525, which was compatible.

    What I loved about the C7180 was it"s scanning options. Since I scan a lot of old photographs the button options to "color restore, remove scratches, dust" was amazing. The photos became alive again without doing much else.
    Alas, I was highly disappointed with the 7525 since I was expecting new and more innovative options but only found a "manual" option for image correction. I had to try to correct the colors manually and never achieved the original colors.

    So I re-connected my old C7180 and tried to install the old software but now get an error message -"PowerPC applications" are no longer supported. I'm stuck with the new software with the "manual" option for image correction.

    I enjoy scanning old photos on my IMac so I don't want to send photos out to be restored & I don't want to use other software. (photoshop, etc)

    I'm looking for a printer/scanner with auto options for color restoration, removing dust & scratches.

  2. SpicyWings, Jan 13, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 14, 2015

    SpicyWings macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2014
    Hi Anna

    Have you tried updating the driver for your HP C7180? See here. This driver is intended for Mavericks as well as Yosemite.

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