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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.
    VueScan is the easiest way to get your scanner working on macOS, Windows 10 and more. VueScan includes a driver for your scanner even though it isn't support anymore.
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    • #3
      LaserSoft’s SilverFast will drive it and quite well!


      • #4
        Thanks Doug and Andrew.


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