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  • Need photo scanner compatible with Catalina?

    Hi, My old scanner no longer works since I upgraded the os to Catalina (os 10.15.2) a few months ago. It was an Epson Perfection V500 Photo and I doubt whether Epson is going to update the drivers to be compatible with Catalina. I really liked that scanner as it was reasonably priced, yet made decent quality scans of photos. I never used any of the Ice, dust removal or sharpening features; I just scanned at very high resolution, 1200 or 2400 dpi, and outputted the images as tifs which I then fixed up and retouched in photoshop.

    Anyway, it seems like I am forced to buy a new scanner for scanning old photos and analogue images. I'm not eager to spend $899 for the Epson Perfection v800 Photo Color scanner as I don't use it that much and most of the stuff I scan is fairly trashy, kitschy images from magazines or poor quality amateur photos, so the quality of the scans only has to be 'good enough'.

    Most of the images I scan are about 8" x10".

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Thanks a lot.

  • #2
    See if Vuescan can't get your old scanner working. It's Mac and Win compatible.
    https://www.hamrick.com/
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    • #3
      LaserSoft’s SilverFast will drive it and quite well!
      https://www.silverfast.com/product/E...70-696/en.html

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      • #4
        Thanks Doug and Andrew.

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