VueScan rolls out support for more than 300 Brother scanners
posted Friday, March 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM EDT
The newest version of the popular alternative scanning software VueScan has just been released, and version 9.2.10 adds native support for 339 Brother scanners, bringing the total compatability up to more than 2100 scanners. Of these Brother scanners, some 204 are network capable, allowing them to run with VueScan Mobile for iOS and Android.
Brother compatability first popped up earlier this month with version 9.2.08 of the software, but since then further minor updates have improved how well they work. Version 9.2.10 has also improved support with some Canon scanners. In a press release, VueScan developer Ed Hamrick said:
“We have had numerous requests from Brother customers asking us for help, and we are pleased that we have added support for such a large number of desktop scanners. We are especially pleased to have added support for so many Brother scanners to our new product, VueScan Mobile, which now supports more than 570 HP, Canon, Epson and Brother scanners.“
VueScan has built up a dedicated following thanks to its near universal compatability, and the fact that it will work with many scanners long after the original manufacturers have abandoned them. While our review of VueScan may be near a decade old, we stand by our recommendation of it as an excellent alternative software for use with your scanner (or multiple scanners) -- so you might as well download the demo and give it a try. Especially if you're a Brother user, now that those scanners are supported, too.
Phoenix, AZ – March 14, 2013 Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the world’s most widely used scanning software, has released its latest version 9.2.10 – adding native support for 339 Brother scanners to VueScan Desktop.
Of these, 204 are network capable which means they will also work with VueScan Mobile.
Ed Hamrick, the developer of VueScan, says “We have had numerous requests from Brother customers asking us for help, and we are pleased that we have added support for such a large number of desktop scanners. We are especially pleased to have added support for so many Brother scanners to our new product, VueScan Mobile, which now supports more than 570 HP, Canon, Epson and Brother scanners.“
VueScan Desktop will work on Brother scanners directly for Mac OS X and Linux, which means that no Brother drivers are required. In addition, VueScan no longer needs a WIA driver on Windows or an ICA driver on Mac OS X.
“This means you just plug in your Brother scanner, run VueScan and you’re immediately scanning.” says Ed Hamrick.
VueScan Desktop now supports more than 2100 scanners, and is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
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 Photoshop. It includes built-in IT8 color calibration of scanners, producing colors that look true to life, batch scanning and other advanced and powerful scanning and productivity features, including PDF output.
VueScan Mobile has been available for just over a year, and allows you to seamlessly scan documents and photos straight to your Android device, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It is now being used extensively by thousands of new customers and has received excellent customer ratings. Previous to this version, VueScan Mobile supported HP, Canon or Epson WiFi printer/scanners.
In addition to sending via e-mail and saving to the Photos App, VueScan Mobile allows you to save scanned images to your favorite iOS apps that can open PDF or JPEG files such as iBooks, Dropbox, GoodReader and Evernote.
VueScan Mobile is available in two versions; the free version which scans with all supported scanners at 300dpi and can export JPEG images, and the full version at $4.99 which supports document feeders, duplex, document management and multi-page PDF.
The VueScan Mobile Free App for Android devices is available in the Google Play App store, the Amazon Appstore and directly from http://www.hamrick.com. The full version is available for purchase from the Apple App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
VueScan Desktop is available in two editions, Standard Edition ($39.95 USD) and Professional Edition ($79.95). The Professional Edition adds unlimited free upgrades, advanced IT8 color calibration and support for raw scan files. Multi-user licenses are available.
A fully functional, trial copy of VueScan can be downloaded from:
Based in Phoenix, AZ, Hamrick Software was founded in 1991. Its first product was VuePrint, an easy to use JPEG viewer for Windows that for many years was the recommended image viewer for AOL, with more than 100,000 users. In 1998, the company first released VueScan, a program for scanning with flatbed and film scanners, there are now more than 350,000 users all over the world with VueScan supporting over 2100 scanners.