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VueScan 9.7 Prevents Thousands Of Scanners From Becoming Defunct

macOS Catalina rendered thousands of scanners that didn't have 64-bit operating unable to be used on Apple Macs. To Rectify this, Hamrick have launched VueScan 9.7 - software that will keep your scanner functional.

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You might have noticed that your scanner stopped working with your Apple computer after the latest edition of macOS, Catalina, was rolled out last month. This is because Apple ended support for all scanners that don't have a 64-bit driver with additional code-signing. 


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To rectify this, and prevent thousands of scanners from needlessly being thrown on the scrap heap, Hamrick software have released VueScan 9.7, which enables macOS Catalina users to continue using their existing scanners. 

Ed Hamrick, President of Hamrick Software, says:

"One of the main things that Apple has done in Catalina is remove support for running 32-bit programs. Scanners don’t wear out and people like to use their scanners for a long time, sometimes for 10 or 15 years. However, most vendor-supplied scanner drivers are 32-bit programs on Mac OS and don’t work on Catalina. VueScan lets people to continue using their scanners on Catalina, saving the environment and saving money."

Some notable scanners that work with VueScan 9.7 and don’t work with the vendor-supplied software on Catalina are most Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanners, most Canon DR-series document scanners, many older Epson flatbed and film scanners, many older Canon scanners and most PIE and Reflecta film scanners. Support for Plustek OpticFilm film scanners on Catalina is almost ready to release and will be available in the next month.


About VueScan

VueScan is available in two editions, Standard Edition ($49.95 USD) and Professional Edition ($99.95). Both licenses are for life and support up to 4 computers, but the Professional Edition adds unlimited free upgrades, support for film scanning, document feeders and additional advanced features.

A fully functional, trial copy of VueScan can be downloaded from the Hamrick website. Multi-user licenses are available and upgrades are released regularly - technical support is available online.

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