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HP Scanjet - Third-party scan software solutions

Introduction

HP provides software and drivers for most HP Scanjet scanner models and these solutions satisfy the scanning needs of most users. However, some scan features required by some users are not provided with the HP software solutions that either come with the scanner or are available for download from www.hp.com/go/support , and some Scanjets do not have an HP software solution.

This document describes scan software alternatives that users might consider as solutions for use with HP Scanjet scanners in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. While HP neither directly supports nor endorses these solutions, HP does acknowledge that these are good solutions that might satisfy some user needs.

Compatible third-party software

Two companies in particular provide scanning solutions that are compatible with HP Scanjet scanners: Hamrick Software's Non-HP site VueScan and EMC Non-HP site scanning drivers.

Hamrick Software

VueScan is a popular scanning software that provides many scanning features and supports a large number of scanner models. The list of supported HP scanners Non-HP site can be found on the Hamrick Software website. It is available in the following editions:

  • Basic Edition,

  • Standard Edition, and

  • Professional Edition.

The Basic Edition is a free version that includes all the VueScan features available in the “Guide Me” mode. Options for single and multi-user licenses are available.

VueScan offers a full range of advanced features, including options for scanning faded slides and prints, and automatically adjusting images to optimum color balance that reduces the need to manually do it in an image editing application. It includes built-in IT8 color calibration of scanners, producing colors that look true to life, batch scanning, and other advanced, powerful scanning and productivity features including PDF output.

EMC

EMC provides both ISIS drivers and QuickScan Pro. The list of supported HP scanners Non-HP site is provided on the EMC website.

Many HP scanners ship with the ISIS driver and a demo version of QuickScan Pro. If a scanner does not have an ISIS driver included, it might be available from EMC directly. Users can also contact EMC directly if they would like the full version of QuickScan Pro.

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