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…)