Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, the world’s most widely used scanning software, has released its latest version 8.4.73 – which now includes support for multi-core processors.
Many scans are up to 50% faster when using a dual-core processor. No other scanning software has multi-core support, and for users working with very large files this will result in a significant time saving. The largest performance improvements are with infrared cleaning, grain reduction and de-screening.
“Many people use VueScan for scanning large numbers of images and documents, and this is often very CPU intensive. I’m always looking for improvements to VueScan that improve productivity. Other scanning programs such as NikonScan and Silverfast don’t use multiple cores and aren’t universal binaries on the Mac, so scanning can be painfully slow with these programs.” says Ed Hamrick, President of Hamrick Software. in the press release. “It is very common for customers to scan thousands of images with VueScan, so multi-core support along with the existing universal binary support on Mac OS X will extend VueScan’s performance advantage over other programs.”
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.
For a detailed listing of VueScan features, see: http://www.hamrick.com/abo.html.
VueScan is available in two editions, Standard Edition for US $39.95 and Professional Edition for $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 www.hamrick.com.
Source: Hamrick Software