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Rumors => Speedlites, Printers, Accessories => Topic started by: Nobody on May 11, 2013, 11:28:03 AM

Title: Scanner software
Post by: Nobody on May 11, 2013, 11:28:03 AM
Hi, I have the chance of a Canoscan 8800F to scan negatives but it has no software I think it comes with and uses Arcsoft PhotoStudio to do this. I do have Lightroom and Photoshop CS5. Is anyone using this type of scanner with other then the Arcsoft?
Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: dickgrafixstop on May 16, 2013, 08:11:56 PM
two best scanner programs are silverfast and vuescan. both support your scanner - recommend vuescan as
cheaper, easier to use and wider variety of legacy scanners.
Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: Nobody on May 17, 2013, 03:47:10 PM
Thanks for your recommendations I will check them out. 
Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: jonathan7007 on May 21, 2013, 02:56:45 AM
VueScan also continuously updated, well supported by author of the software. Good interface. Better than the manufacturer's file quality by all reviews. I use it with a Canon all-in-one MG8220, Canonscan 9000, and Epson V700. I am told it will run a Nikon CoolScan4000 slide scanner I have sitting on my shelf....

So, +1 for VueScan
Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: luoto on May 22, 2013, 11:06:22 AM
Vuescan has been great for prints. Sadly not so good for slides in a slide carrier (Epson Expression 10000XL). I asked for some support which promptly came, but didn't really help resolve the problem... seems support has lost interest (or interest in making the UI easier for a fairly common need) too so the problem is unresolved...

The Epson software works, but never remembers the preferences and is very poor otherwise. But it works.

Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: daltech on May 22, 2013, 12:14:45 PM
Hi Nobody,

Looking at the Canon website (US), http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/serviceDetail;jsessionid=33F2F81C111BC5494B8423F116ADABD8.estoreProd?m=load&directLink=Y&mid=2168B003&type=D&opt=1 (http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/serviceDetail;jsessionid=33F2F81C111BC5494B8423F116ADABD8.estoreProd?m=load&directLink=Y&mid=2168B003&type=D&opt=1)

They have the drivers, and the MP Navigator EX software, which is what you can use to scan and even edit the images, and free.

Bernard
Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: smithy on May 22, 2013, 08:25:24 PM
I use Silverfast (not the latest version, but version 6 I think) with my Nikon Coolscan V, and it's effective.  The latest version has a much-improved GUI from what I've read.
Title: Re: Scanner software
Post by: dickgrafixstop on July 22, 2013, 12:54:26 PM
why don't you just downloard the drivers from the cannon support page and use them.
Most canon scanners also will respond to the standard twain drivers in adobe products.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/scanners/canoscan_series/canoscan_8800f#DriversAndSoftware (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/scanners/canoscan_series/canoscan_8800f#DriversAndSoftware)