Ed Hamrick (Hamrick Software
) has issued a new update for users of its powerful scanning solution, VueScan. Supporting around 1,000 scanners on Mac OS X alone, VueScan assists users by automatically adjusting images to an optimum color balance, which reduces the need to work in Photoshop, or other graphic-editing programs.
Version 8.6.01 comes just days after the release of version 8.6, which improved remembering cursor position for text entry in each tab, or after preview or scan, and fixed a problem with some Samsung printer/scanner/copiers. Version 8.6.01 brings half a dozen fixes on its own (listed below). - Fixed problem with scan sometimes missing a few pixels on right side;
- Fixed problem with some Epson scanner device names;
- Fixed problem with document feeder on Canon MX7600;
- Fixed problem with hangs when HP Photosmart 8700 printer connected;
- Fixed problem with hangs when HP Photosmart D7650 printer connected;
- Fixed problem with Canon MP390.
For those who are not very familiar with the software, VueScan includes a built-in color calibration of scanners, producing colors that look true-to-life. It offers options for scanning faded slides and prints, batch scanning, IT8 color calibration and other advanced scanning features, as it supports more than 100 brands of negative films. Requirements include Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or later, and a supported scanner. VueScan currently supports multiple different scanners on Windows.
VueScan will automatically recognize if the user has already purchased their own copy of the program. To update, simply download the new version and install it over the old version. Upgrades are free in the first year after purchasing the Standard Edition. Upgrades are always free if the customer owns the Professional Edition. VueScan constantly adds new scanner models as they are released by their manufacturers, while support for compatible scanners is improved on a regular basis. Download VueScan for Mac (Update / Trial / Buy)