Which scanners will work with OSX 10.9 Mavericks ?
Just like with previous versions of MacOSX, the built-in compatibility with older scanners is rather low…
…in the specs of OSX 10.9 Mavericks there isn’t any indication of extended scanner support, so it is expected that “wireless scanning” (over WiFi/AirPort) isn’t supported either, just as was the case (or should I say “problem”) in previous versions of MacOSX…
Apple hasn’t published a list of pre-installed scanner-drivers either, so there’s nothing official on this…
…there is however, a (very short) list of supported scanners pre-installed in OSX 10.9 Mavericks itself :
CanoScan 5600F find it in the US, UK or Germany
CanoScan 9000F find it in the US, UK or Germany
CanoScan LiDE 100 find it in the US or Germany
CanoScan LiDE 110 find it in the US, UK or Germany
CanoScan LiDE 200 find it in the US, UK or Germany
CanoScan LiDE 210 find it in the US, UK or Germany
CanoScan LiDE 700F find it in the US, UK or Germany
This list can be found in :
…strangely, there are no such icons installed for scanners from other brands like EPSON and HP… so support for those scanners is either not included (yet) or left up to the individual manufacturers…
NOTE #1 : in MacOSX 10.7 Lion, OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and OSX 10.9 Mavericks scanner-compatibilty can be extended by installing the SANE-scannerdrivers, as outlined here.
NOTE #2 : if you are a professional and/or heavy user, you could also try using the SilverFast 8 scanner-suite, which adds support for these scanners to OSX 10.9 Mavericks (since even the cheapest version, SilverFast SE 8, will cost you €50, this only is a relevant solution for professional and/or heavy users…)
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Can a Canoscan LiDE 70 work with OS X 10.9.5 Maverick? Currently my Macbook Pro does not seem to be able to work with Canoscan 5. Just wondering if its possible at all. Thanks.
@Eduard Pineda :
According to this webpage, the SANE drivers are not compatible with the CanoScan LiDE 70 :
According to this webpage, the VueScan software is compatible with the CanoScan LiDE 70 :
…you seem to also need to install the original CANON driver for the CanoScan LiDE 70 :
…that driver only seems to work in OSX versions that support TWAIN. As OSX 10.9 Mavericks doesn’t seem to support TWAIN, you might also need to install the TWAINbridge :
I would say : just try 😉
Good Luck !
Thanks for this! It worked. I had to buy VueScan but it’s scanning well, so I’m happy.
Thanks for the feedback !
Good to hear you’ve got your scanner running 😉
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