A bit OT, but I've been running X64 for about 3 years. Vuescan saved my arse regarding my Epson 5400II. I got a cheap Canon for document work, retiring my scsi flatbed.
I understanding keeping an old scanner and playing the scsi game, but I got rid of all my scsi gear when I upgraded. Well, I still have the Artixscan 4000t because it is so flaky I won't sell it. Maybe temperamental is a better word. Anyway, the 5400II is so much better than my old Artixscan that I'm glad I didn't put the effort into getting scsi working. You should know that the back bone of scsi, aspi, is not supported in X64. There is some hacked up aspi here: http://www.gearsoftware.com/ I think the aspi is a freebia. James L. Sims wrote: > Laurie, > > My plan is to keep a 32-bit machine around for the SS120 and My old > Epson Stylus Photo 1200. Then upgrade my main computer to XP 64. An > Epson tech told me last year that that he could send me the 64-bit > drivers for my Epson 1640 scanner, however, I didn't ask him to do that > and I still do not see a 64-bit driver, twain or otherwise, on Epson's > website - that seems to support what you're saying about 32-bit Twain > drivers working on 64-bit systems. Epson does have 64-bit drivers for > my R2400. > > After I upgrade to a 64-bit OS, I'll try installing the Polaroid drivers > on the new system. > > Thanks, > > Jim > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >> Jim, >> >> Most of the scanners up until currently used TWAIN drivers and there were no >> universal 64 bit TWAIN standards or specs as was the case for 32 bit twain >> drivers; hence, no 64 bit TWAIN drivers were ever produced at any time. The >> net result was that there were no scanners that would work on 64 bit >> operating systems as 64 bit scanners. I am not really sure; but I think >> that the 32 bit TWAIN drivers will work under the 64 bit Windows XP >> operating system. As far as I know, there will be no 64 bit Twain drivers >> being developed for any of the brands or types of scanners in the future. >> >> The newer flatbed scanners have gotten much better in terms of their quality >> and optical resolutions; but I still think they are lacking if one is >> scanning small format film with the intent of enlarging the images to >> anything beyond 8 x 10 without resorting to the use good high quality >> interpolation methods or of cropping out segments of the image for >> enlargement. Some of these scanners may in the future come out with 64 bit >> drivers if there is a market for 64 bit; but it will either be in the form >> of WMA compliant drivers for use with MICROSOFT 64 bit operating systems and >> not TWAIN drivers (since I do not believe that Apple has a 64 bit operating >> system or plans to come out with one in the near future - but I could be >> wrong). I have the feeling that Microsoft's WMA protocol will become the >> standard for scanner drivers even if Apple comes out with a 64 bit OS. >> >> >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >>> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of James L. Sims >>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 11:48 AM >>> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >>> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: SS4000 & SCSI under Vista >>> >>> I believe none of the Polaroid scanners are being supported beyond >>> 32-bit Windows XP or the same era Mac OS. About a year ago I contacted >>> Polaroid, asking them if they would be providing 64-bit drivers for my >>> SprintScan 120. I had recently upgraded to a 64-bit computer. >>> Polaroid >>> informed me that the SS120 had been out of production for more than >>> three years and no driver updates would be forthcoming. >>> >>> Does anyone have any knowledge of the quality of today's flatbed >>> scanners? >>> >>> Great to see active dialog on this list! >>> >>> Jim >>> >>> Bob Geoghegan wrote: >>> >>>> While we're talking about SCSI scanners under current OSs, how 'bout >>>> >>> Vista? >>> >>>> I'm running an SS4000 on a Win XP laptop through an Adaptec 1480B. >>>> >>> The card >>> >>>> is supported under Vista, but I don't know what to expect for the >>>> >>> scanner. >>> >>>> Bob G >>>> >>>> -----Original Message----- >>>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >>>> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of >>>> [EMAIL PROTECTED] >>>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 2:14 AM >>>> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >>>> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: SCSI support on a Mac Pro >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- >>> ----------------- >>> Unsubscribe by mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED], with 'unsubscribe >>> filmscanners' >>> or 'unsubscribe filmscanners_digest' (as appropriate) in the message >>> title or body >>> >> >> >> > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unsubscribe by mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED], with 'unsubscribe filmscanners' or 'unsubscribe filmscanners_digest' (as appropriate) in the message title or body