VueScan is the best scanner software I have ever used and when I recently upgraded I found yet another reason for using this great application.
I have two scanners – an Epson Perfection 1200S flatbed with film scanning attachment and a Canon FS 2710 film scanner. I have been using both of these with VueScan since 2001, however they are now both quite old (they use SCSI – remember that?), but as they are still going and working well I am reluctant to replace them.
Recently I moved them to a new machine when I upgraded, however Windows XP drivers were not available for either of the scanners or the SCSI card. The sofware originally supplied with the scanners was for Windows 98 and would not install. Some Google searches found a few references to various updates on the Canon and Epson sites, but these were now 404. At this point it was looking quite hopeless as the old machine was dead and the new machine could not detect the devices. Then I found a reference to VueScan supporting old scanners and since I all ready had registered the professional version it was worth trying. As soon as I started installing it, there was a prompt that it had detected that I had old scanners and did I want it to install drivers for them. A few more prompts and a couple of minutes, and everything was working again.
Basically VueScan would be worth every cent of the purchase at twice the price. Highly recommended.
VueScan by Hamrick Software http://www.hamrick.com/