[X-Newbies] Re: Patch for Vista scan for X ?

Bob Geiger rbgeiger at optonline.net
Thu Apr 7 05:14:34 PDT 2005

Speaking of scanners. I have a HPScanjet 3570C that also is 
uncooperative with OS X.  IMHO, it has the worst software imaginable 
and I only use it because sporadically it will work with Omnipage Pro X 
  and will both fingers crossed import into Photoshop. I'd like to dump 
the dog and try another scanner. Anyone have some time tested OS X 
scanners to recommend?

On Apr 7, 2005, at 5:28 AM, Charles Martin wrote:

>> From: Fredrik Brink <fredrik.brink at telia.com>
>> I recently changed to OSX and everything seems to run ok but I have 
>> one
>> problem.
>> My old but still-working scanner Umax Vistascan S6 has problems with
>> the new platform .
>> A message is prompted " Could not complete the import because a file
>> was not found"
>> I am using classic photoshop and that worked prior the X change.
>> Is there a Patch or a new driver?
> Hi Fredrik!
> Please don't take this as "flip" or dismissive: it's time for you to 
> buy a new scanner.
> I hobbled along for a long time with an old UMAX scanner that I 
> somehow made work using a German version of VistaScan and Photoshop 4 
> in Classic. For two years now it was the ONLY thing apart from one 
> game that I needed Classic for.
> Finally I got fed up, hunted around and found a vastly better-quality 
> scanner for $40. Why on earth did I wait so long?
> UMAX was the single most UN-friendly Mac developer I ever ran across. 
> They were OPENLY hostile to OS X and basically forced their 
> programmers to stop work on any OS X-compatible drivers, while 
> refusing to write new ones for their new models. They have, the same 
> as EVERY company that abandons the Mac in favour of so-called "greener 
> pastures," withered away to nothing (they were the #1 consumer scanner 
> company for a long time). Good riddance to bad rubbish.
> _Chas_
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