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Authored by: Chas on Jun 21, '05 02:45:08PM

The big news in this post is that TWAIN SANE was upgraded for compatibility with 10.4, it wasn't compatible last time I checked (a couple of weeks ago).

I had mixed results with TWAIN SANE under 10.3.8 with an old Epson 636 scanner, I could not get reliable scans under apps like Acrobat.

Note that 3rd party vendors have some really great drivers for older scanners, I particularly recommend Lasersoft <> for their excellent Silverfast software, it's cheap too. They even support old SCSI scanners, high end stuff like drum scanners, and digital cameras.

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Anyway to get PSC 1210 to work?
Authored by: nukethis on Jun 27, '05 05:55:42PM

I followed the instructions, and needing help to get my HP PSC 1210 to work(when it works). HP's scan program is terrible. I added this to the SANE prefs.

# HP PSC 1210
usb 0X03F0 0X2F1

I'm using Tiger if that helps

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Anyway to get PSC 1210 to work?
Authored by: texley on Dec 30, '05 08:01:49AM

I'm now having the same problem. Since I upgraded to Tiger, I cannot get my HP PSC 1210 to scan, even with the SANE bits that were supposed to help. Did you ever solve your problem?

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Authored by: fredrikw on Nov 30, '06 11:44:14AM
I have also had some mixed results with the TWAIN SANE, mostly it has crashed, leaving the program doing the actual scanning (Photoshop or Image Capture) unresponsive. I made a small GUI wrapper to the scanimage program that's included in the SANE backend. The program works fine with my Artec e-48+ scanner and if you would like to try it for yours, you can find it at


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