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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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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    Have the same problem.  Am on an imac osx and installed Leopard. My N656U scanner worked for awhile and then the Import option did not even show up in the Photoshop menu. I downloaded and installed the latest driver, put it in the right folder, restarted, and it still did not show up. Have others been able to make this scanner work with Leopard or is this scanner too old. It is a great scanner and was working so well until I changed to Leopard. 

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    WORK VERY WELL...!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    Cannot use since installed Leopard and Adobe CS3. Is there a fix for this ?

  • Vaninho Feb 28, 2008

    quero instalar o meu CanonScan N 656u urgente preciso de ajuda

  • Vaninho May 14, 2008

    Preciso do driver canscan N656U urgente não consigo baixar em meu computador desde ja agradeço

  • FredPalmeira Jun 20, 2008

    Estava com o mesmo problema, mas a solução apresentada em o resolveu. Basta instalar os seguintes arquivos, na ordem: libusb, SANE backends e TWAIN SANE Interface.

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    i have a Canon CanoScan N656U Flatbed Scanner How i install these drivers
    am using OS X TIGER 
    please someone advise me on how to install these drivers


  • penawen Aug 04, 2008

    I need a driver for canoscan 20 to use with CS 3 on Mac Mini Intel OS 10.4.11.
    I have successfully downloaded canoscan toolbox but,
    Where can I find a driver download.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Epson 3200 perfection won't show up in CS3

  • 15edges Mar 02, 2009

    I had the same problem with Photoshop CS4. I downloaded the Twain Sane files on the website recommended above and it works... kind of.

    When I open Image Capture, it opens my scanner program. When I click "Overview" it runs the scanner, but no image shows up in the screen area.

    But when I randomly drag the mouse across the screen, as if I were selecting the area I wanted to scan, it allows me to click "Scan" and capture my image. But this seems a little indirect...



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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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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


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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