Get old scanners working on Mac OSX (Lion)

March 3, 2012

My old scanner (Canon N67OU) stopped working on the update to Lion. After a bit of web searching I found the following brilliant project which magically works with old scanners from the command line:


Install the lib-usb package first followed by the SANE backends then TWAIN SANE Interface.

I found I could then scan from the command line with the following:

scanimage –format=tiff -x 215 -y 297 –depth 8 –resolution 100 > scan.tiff

For more help try,
scanimage –help

Or the FAQ online here:


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