Thursday, September 18, 2008
Epson Perfection 1250 & Vista 64 bit
So my upgrade to Vista 64 bit continues. With the issues with Illustrator resolved my next task was to install my Epson Perfection 1250 scanner. This legacy unit was purchased while I was working elsewhere, when I returned I found this ok scanner here. I've used it mostly for document scanning.
So, went looking for Vista 64 bit software for it and there were no Epson drivers for Vista 64 bit (yes, there are some for 32 bit, but none for 64 bit.) After some digging around, most blogs and forums stated that there was no way this scanner could work with Vista 64 bit.
I then happened upon this forum and saw a link for Hamrick Software's VueScan software. While I really don't want to pay for software to make my scanner work with Vista 64 bit, I thought I'd check it out.
While it does not seem to interface directly with Photoshop (in that it doesn't open when you try to scan from Photoshop) it does toss the scanned images into the application. Scan quality looks good.
So, it seems I'll be able to use my scanner in Vista 64 after all... for $35.