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TWAIN SANE upholds parental sanity
Authored by: clytie on Apr 01, '10 05:37:56AM

Mac Mini 2007, OSX 10.6.2. My daughter scans her IRL drawings on an Agfa Snapscan 1212u, an excellent scanner with a long and productive history in this family. As above, it didn't work after the upgrade to Snow Leopard. She tried Vuescan but didn't appreciate the large dollar signs overlaid on the very first scan she made (trial version or buy-right-now-or-else version?). Then we installed the open-source alternative in this hint, and it worked straight away. "I like this one," she said, and plunged into editing.

Thank God and FLOSS. :)

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Clytie Siddall -- Renmark, in the Riverland of South Australia

MacBook Pro mid-2009, 2.8 GHz, 4 MB RAM, latest OSX; iPhone 3G latest OS



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TWAIN SANE upholds parental sanity
Authored by: sgmorr on Jul 14, '10 10:10:18AM

Same reaction here to vuescan. I thought I'd at least get to make 10 or 20 good scans with the trial, but I got those obnoxious dollar signs right from the start. I'm just very leery about spending $40 on scanning software for my 10 year old Agfa SnapScan 1212U. Doesn't seem like a good investment. Will probably get a new scanner when I can decide which to get.



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TWAIN SANE upholds parental sanity
Authored by: clytie on Jan 14, '11 10:33:25PM

Hmm... everything worked up until now (Jan 2010). We've just installed 10.6.6, but the problem may have been caused earlier, because my daughter hasn't been doing any scanning for quite a while.

It doesn't look like SANE has released any newer versions since I last downloaded them, and ScanAgain seems to have vanished from the Net (all download links go back to the original mac.com homepage, which doesn't exist anymore, even as an alias to me.com).

ScanAgain opens, but can't see the Agfa SnapScan 1212u scanner (hitting Scan provides a blank image, not surprisingly since there is no movement from the scanner; hitting Preview brings up "inMethodMakeCommand", pressing OK on that brings up "inMethodDoPreview.Action" but nothing else; Find Scanners has no result). Image Capture can't see the scanner at all. We reinstalled all the SANE packages and restarted, but still have the same problem.

The scanner seems fine. Is anyone else using the SnapScan 1212u with OSX 10.6.6?

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Clytie Siddall -- Renmark, in the Riverland of South Australia

MacBook Pro mid-2009, 2.8 GHz, 4 MB RAM, latest OSX; iPhone 3G latest OS



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