VueScan is a powerful, easy to use program.
BS Editor: VueScan and SilverFast are the two leading multi-vendor scanner programs. Some differences are:
Supported scanners - VueScan supports 750 scanners and SilverFast supports 289 scanners.
Universal Binary - VueScan runs faster on Intel Macs because it is a universal binary. Silverfast is an older PowerPC program that runs slower on Intel Macs (it has a universal binary launcher, but the SilverFast plugin is PowerPC only).
Multi-processor - VueScan runs faster on multi-processor systems (including multi-core systems) on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Silverfast doesn't have multi-processor support and is slower.
Number of scanners - a single Copy of VueScan can work with all supported scanners, but you need to purchase and install a separate copy of SilverFast for each scanner you use.
scans documents, photos and film
creates PDF, JPEG, TIFF and TXT files
supports 'File | Import' from Photoshop
supports more than 1600 scanners
has 32-bit and 64-bit versions
has been downloaded over 8 million times
you can try with your scanner for free
What's new in version 9.0.33
Fixed problem with some HP networked scanners
Fixed problem with some scanners not being seen
Fixed problem with Epson V30/V300/V33/V330
Fixed problem with Epson AcuLaser scanners
Fixed problem with printing on Mac OS X 10.4.