VueScan Reviews

One of the best out there

Positive Review by oronjoffe
about VueScan Aug 2016

VueScan is a serious piece of software designed for batch scanning. I've had it for a few years and have used it mostly with a slide scanner, but also with flatbed scanners (with and without ADF). The most notable features of VueScan are:

  1. It supports almost any scanner out there, including many which the manufacturers stopped supporting long ago.
  2. Its feature list is very comprehensive. For example, when it comes to slide scanning, it has all the relevant restoration algorithms (ROC, ICE and GEM) and if your scanner supports it, it will also support autofocus and multiple scan.
  3. On the downside, it is not that easy to use. If you are serious about scanning, which you would need to be to use VueScan, I recommend reading the manual, or better yet, a book about your type of scanning (book recommendations are listed on the Hamrick web site).

For what it is, it's not expensive. You can try it out for free (the scans will be watermarked). If you like it, don't bother with the standard version ($40). Instead, do yourself a favour and get the "Pro" version for $80 which includes a lifetime of free upgrades - sooner or later you'll need them!

To recap, based on my own experience this is software for people who need it. It costs money (though not nearly as much as as SilverFast, its only real competitor) and has learning curve, but if you invest in it, you'll be handsomely rewarded.


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Negative Review by wisemansibutha
about VueScan Aug 2016

this seemed very nice initially but proved to be completely useless with the watermarks . i got so disapointed with this


Your scaned image will be unusable due to watermarks

Negative Review by sprayah
about VueScan Feb 2016

Canon decided to stop providing drivers for my perfectly good scanner, I installed VueScan and it looked like a nice program with straightforward interface. Unfortunately the free version is useless, putting dozens of annoying watermarks over the final scan. This software is way too expensive, for $79 I could buy a new scanner!

I ended up using opensource scanner software for free.

[Edited by sprayah, February 22]


worked for a year

Negative Review by BobW
about VueScan Nov 2011

It works well; but after using it for 1 year the program prompts me to "upgrade" for yet another $40 ! And the scanning utility reverted to plastering watermarks all over the scanned file. I guess it's a program with a 1 year "lifespan"... then it needs to be renewed. It's pretty pricy for a "one year only" product.