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Adobe photoshop CS3 won't recognize my scanner

Is there any new driver for Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Adobe Photoshop CS3? or can I make my CanoScan N656U scaner work in its own softwares?

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Re: Adobe photoshop CS3 won't recognize my scanner

Works Great, Twain Sane let my clients new 24inch imac with leopard scan from the older n656u, a great little scanner..
I'm brendan from auburncom!

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Re: Adobe photoshop CS3 won't recognize my scanner

Basta instalar, na ordem, os arquivos "libusb", "SANE backends" e "TWAIN SANE Interface" do site, referentes ao seu OS X.

O scanner funcionará a partir de então, inclusive no "Captura de Imagem".

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

Re: Adobe photoshop CS3 won't recognize my scanner

Http:// worked for me as well for the N656U. You need to install the three files but after that, you can capture from photoshop like a pro on Leopard!!

Thanks Everyone.

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Issue: Does my product support Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)?
but here is a link to try.
Solution: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Compatibility information (Non-Compatible Scanners)

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Compatibility information (Non-Compatible Scanners) Unfortunately, the chosen scanner model is not supported with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). For models that are supported, please see the information below.
Compatible Scanner Models Drivers to support Mac OS X 10.5 will be available for the below models. Visit the Canon download site for the most up to date versions of the product's drivers and software.
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I found this scanner at a garage sale today, and had trouble finding this info myself. Finally stumbled upon this site ( )

I'm using it on a Powermac G5 but both the driver and toolbox app say they are univeral binary. Hopefully this gets you up and running too:

CanoScan LiDE 30 on Mac OS X 10.5
This technical help may seem completely out of place on this art blog but after scouring the internet for 3 hours trying to set my 6 year old scanner up on my new MacBook, I found this info half way down a lengthy comments section of a random blog. So I thought I'd post it here (slightly altered) as a message in a bottle to anyone else in need of it.

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Canon Software doesn't work that well. Adobe Photoshop works well with my Canon N656U.

Also, You may need to run an error check on your computer.

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