Hamrick Software (http://www.hamrick.com), the developer of VueScan,
the world’s most widely used scanning software, has released it’s
latest version 8.6 – with more than 65 improvements and features
added, 110 problems fixes and 80 additional scanners supported in the
last 12 months,

“With the release of Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (Leopard) our
business has grown significantly. Many customers realize they don’t
need to buy a new scanner, and can use their existing scanners with
VueScan. It is nice to see VueScan meeting new needs, since many
scanner manufacturers haven’t supported their older scanners on
Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.6 (Leopard).” says Ed Hamrick, President of
Hamrick Software.

VueScan 0.1 was first released in 1998 with support for a single
scanner on Windows only. Within 5 years VueScan supported more than
400 scanners, and had acquired a good reputation through word of
mouth. After 11 years of development, VueScan now supports over 1200
scanners on 3 operating systems, has been downloaded more than 5
million times, and is the scanning program of choice for more than
170,000 customers worldwide.

“We have many small but clearly defined features that make a world of
difference for many of our customers. Some features are for
photographers, some for people working with thousands of scans, some
are for beginners who have never used a scanner. We’ve also worked
hard to support scanners that manufacturers don’t support any more,
and it is clear that this is paying off as more and more people turn
to us for support. says Ed Hamrick.

VueScan is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. VueScan offers
a full range of advanced features; including options for scanning
faded slides and prints and automatically adjusting images to optimum
color balance that reduces the need to manually do it in Photoshop.
It includes built-in IT8 color calibration of scanners, producing
colors that look true to life, batch scanning and other advanced and
powerful scanning and productivity features, including PDF output.

VueScan is available in two editions, Standard Edition (US$39.95) and
Professional Edition ($79.95). The Professional Edition adds
unlimited free upgrades, advanced IT8 color calibration and support
for raw scan files. Multi-user licenses are available. A fully
functional, trial copy of VueScan can be downloaded from