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Connecting Agfa Scanwise 1212u to iMac on OSX

Please advise where I can get updated software for my scanner to run on my new iMac on OSX.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2008

  • ROD WITHAM Apr 22, 2012

    doesn't work for LION.. : ( any idea if anew driver is available for Lion oSX?

  • ROD WITHAM Apr 23, 2012

    VueScan software works fine recognizes the Agfa scanner on Lion oSX

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Cannot find a driver for Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner for OSX 10.6.6


I have an Agfa SnapScan 1212u, and it has always done a great job for me. I was furious when I found out that Agfa quit updating the drivers several years back. It was actually some time after I'd updated to 10.6 before I needed to scan a large batch of images, and I realized Scanwise X no longer worked. However, there are SEVERAL solutions you can use!
You will need the SANE package (5 small files that will add SANE support to MacOS 10.6+). You can find all 5 files at http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/. Once you install the library, you will have several options. You can get VueScan, which runs $39 and is a high-end scanning software program. You can get Graphic Converter, which also runs $39 and supports SANE and TWAIN as image import methods (this is the method I use). Plus, the program is an extremely powerful tool for image conversion (it supports file formats back to the TRS-80, DOS, Amiga, Atari, etc. days) and editing. If you're going to pay, I think this is the way to go.
You can use Snac, which is free. I was going to use this, and it ran fine for me under OS 10.6.6, but it would never recognize my scanner... You can also try ScanAgain, which is also free, but it was not stable on my MacBook.

Feb 13, 2011 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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I have a Agfa SnapScan 1212u, but I can't find a driver to it. I have the system Windows 7


Although Agfa no longer supports their scanners with drivers and software updates, some Vista and Windows 7 users say they are still able to install the XP software and get it to run. In another thread, broccauley said: 'I got my Agfa Snapscan 1212U scanner to work fine with Windows 7. All I did was to install the XP Agfa Scanwise 2.0.0.9 software FIRST (available from Agfa website). Then I went to Devices and Printers, right-clicked on the 1212U and chose "Troubleshoot" - Windows then found and installed the driver automatically.'
Good luck!

Dec 15, 2010 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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My 1212u doesn´t show as being connected...installed scanwise 2.0 before and after plugin with same results...


I'm not certain you need to, but I would download and install SP3. I can remember that the sata drivers are included in one of these two service packs and I thinks it's SP3. Also check that your connecting cable is ok too.

Mar 31, 2010 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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Snapscan 1212u and windows 7


I have found out the hard way that Windows 7 is exactly like Vista - i.e. incompatible with perfectly working equipment - for several PCI add-on cards and my trusted 1212u scanner. My solution: I'm ditching Windows 7 and going for Ubuntu. It supports the 1212u fine with the SANE package. It's ridiculously wasteful to toss working peripherals just because Microsoft can't be bothered to offer decent support for its paid software.

Mar 05, 2010 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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Scanwise will not launch independently only through another application e.g. word or publisher. I am using Agfa snapscan 1212u


I got the same problem with Snapscan Touch and Scanwise 2.0 on a XP machine.
Removing shared printers on other pc's (xps and pdf) in "control settings\printers and faxes" on the host pc solved the problem.
It seems Scanwise can't start without connecting to those printers.

Jan 10, 2010 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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Are there drivers for the agfa snapscan 1212u in windows 7 platform?


As far as I can tell, the driver has not been updated for either VIsta or Windows 7. If you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you have a workaround option. Install the XP mode and then install the scanner to that virtual PC.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 05, 2010 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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AGFA 1212u Snapscan


the scaner is not working with win. xp

Jun 24, 2008 | Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner

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Windows Vista


The VueScan program will work, but you have to go into device manager (Right-click "My computer" choose "Manage" select "Device Manager")

In device manager, you will probably see the scanner detected with a yellow triangle. Right-click the scanner and choose "Upgrade Driver" then choose "browse my computer for updated driver" and browse the the "VueScan" folder on your C drive.

Once you do that Vista will update to the VueScan Driver and you'll be ready to go (once you pay the nice folks at VueScan so that your scans don't have watermarks on them)

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