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VueScan 9.0 (32-bit) screenshot.jpg
Developer(s) Hamrick Software (Ed Hamrick; David Hamrick)
Initial release 1998; 18 years ago (1998)
Stable release 9.5.51 / 10 June 2016; 46 days ago (2016-06-10)[1]
Operating system Windows 9x, NT 4 or later,
Mac OS X Panther or later,
Ubuntu Linux 8.10 or later,
Red Hat Linux 9 or later[2]
Platform IA-32 and x64
Size Windows:MB
Mac OS: 9 MB
Linux: 6 MB[2]
Type Image scanner and optical character recognition
License Shareware

VueScan is an image scanning and optical character recognition computer program (software).[3][4]


VueScan enables the user to tweak and fine-tune the scanning parameters. The program uses its own independent method to interface with scanner hardware, and can support many older scanners under computer operating systems for which drivers are not available, allowing old scanners to be used with newer platforms which do not otherwise support them.[5]

VueScan supports more than 1,500 different supported scanners and digital cameras on Windows, 1,100 on Mac OS X and 700 on Linux.[6]

VueScan is sold as one downloadable file with two different licenses (Standard and Professional). The license code determines which version is running. Without license the program runs in demo mode. The demo mode is identical to the professional license except that watermarks are superimposed on both saved and printed images.

As distributed VueScan supports optical character recognition of English documents; 32 additional language packages are available on its website.[7]

In September 2011, Ed Hamrick said that he was selling US$3M per year of VueScan licenses.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VueScan Downloads". Hamrick. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Softpedia Global Page for VueScan Downloads". Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "VueScan". CBS Interactive. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Fulton, Wayne. "VueScan". A few scanning tips. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Stone, David (27 July 2004). "VueScan 8.0 Professional". PC Magazine (Ziff Davis). Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Supported Scanners". Release Notes. Hamrick Software. 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Adding OCR Languages". VueScan. Hamrick Software. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Vuescan is NOT struggling". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • The VueScan Bible: Everything You Need to Know for Perfect Scanning; Sascha Steinhoff; 176 pages; 2011; ISBN 978-1933952697.

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