This is why there is no Scanner software for X yet

zozo
Posted:
in macOS edited January 2014
So I finally get a real letter back from customer support at one of the bigger scanner makers (Canon) instead of a generic "thank you for your interest in our company... bla bla bla".



In essence: they are all waiting for Adobe Photoshop 7 to ship and be final. Why? Because almost all makers of scanners make sure that their plug-in is PS compatible... and then use that plug-in architecture/info to use in their own software.



So, essentially, its Adobes fault.



Wonderful... we have to wait on THEM. Yeesh.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    Ever heard of VueScan? :confused:





    But, yeah, I guess the truth hurts. At least you got an honest response. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    [ 02-18-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 5
    thanks ZO!
  • Reply 3 of 5
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    &lt;cough&gt; VueScan sucks &lt;cough&gt;&lt;cough&gt;
  • Reply 4 of 5
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>Ever heard of VueScan? :confused:





    But, yeah, I guess the truth hurts. At least you got an honest response. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    [ 02-18-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yes I have but the author expressedly specified that my line of scanners was never going to be supported by his software.



    Also, I know that Agfa released software for their line of scanners. And I think Umax released some very limited support for theirs.



    Well, for once I can revert my OS X woes not on Apple but on Adobe
  • Reply 5 of 5
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>In essence: they are all waiting for Adobe Photoshop 7 to ship and be final. Why? Because almost all makers of scanners make sure that their plug-in is PS compatible... and then use that plug-in architecture/info to use in their own software.



    So, essentially, its Adobes fault.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    No it's not - most scannersoftware is also a seperate application and Canon could release that (just like Nikon did) and release the plugin when ready.
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