20 Most Recent Agfa SnapScan 1212u Flatbed Scanner Questions & Answers

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.

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Jul 19, 2014

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.

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Apr 16, 2013

i think (must be the lock) there is at the bottom of the scanner .. with a coin you can turn the lock, and use your scanner.

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Jan 23, 2013

Perdoname, por favor, porque hablo espa?ol, pero no hablo de problems con tecnolog?a...
Puedes encargar 5 archivos para installar SANE en tu computadora. Es un met?do como TWAIN que las computadoras pueden usar para comunicar.
Despu?s de installar los archivos de SANE, puedes usar Graphic Converter 7, una utilidad para convertir y editar fotos. Se puede excanear usando los mandatos Scan>Scan with Image Capture... Cuesta $39, pero se puede usar grat?s por un rato.
Tambi?n se puede usar VueScan. El programa cuesta $39, tambi?n, pero es un programa para escanear solamente. No puede hacer m?s, y hace dos semanas o un mes que se puede usar gr?tis (lo siento, no recuerdo).
¬°Buena suerte!

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Dec 18, 2012

I've got a solution where you won't spend any dime on it. It's a long road, but in few words, you need to install SANE for Mac, get the SnapScan1212U.bin file (you can get it from the Windows Installer), and a scanning software such as Snac for Mac, and/or Adobe Acrobat X.I'll prepare a HOWTO only if someone really needs it.Greetings,Diego.

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Aug 16, 2012

Sorry to say but I believe it would be cheaper to get a new scanner.

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Apr 30, 2012

try to install it in safe mode

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on May 23, 2011

This device does not support windows 7 and there is no driver for it. You can connect it to windows 7 though if you install windows XP compatibility mode for windows 7.
You can download and install this mode from this link to Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
Please note: Windows XP mode for Windows 7 uses resources so it is good if you have at least 4GB of RAM.

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on May 20, 2011

it's a little old...and might not be compatible, but try connecting it to your computer and wait for the windows update center to search online for your scanner's drivers

Agfa SnapScan... • Answered on Mar 07, 2011

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