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Driver for Agfa Snapscan 1212u to work with Mac OS 10.4.11

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Since obtaining Mac OS 10.4.11 I've been unable to get a driver that works for my Agfa Snapscan 1212u flatbed scanner. I've downloaded one for OSX from <http://static.agfa.com/digicamscanner_drivers/scanner/snapscan1212u/index.html> but when I try to open it get the message "the file is not a movie". Can anyone help? The scanner itself worked well until with an earlier OS.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
    The message could be a result of you selecting the wrong file format when scanning or the drivers you downloaded are too old and incompatible with your Mac - even if you are running Tiger.

    I suggest you look at downloading and installing [VueScan|http://www.hamrick.com>. Your scanner is listed as a supported model and if you do ever update to Snow Leopard then this software will let you keep the scanner.

    One last point. This is the Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) forum. You should have posted this question on the [Tiger (OS X 10.4)|http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=756] forum.
    MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MacPro 2x3GHz Quad-Core, Xserve G5, iPhone 4
  • Scott Robert Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
    You can use IMAGE CAPTURE in your application folder to see if it detects it. If not, you'll need to install SANE (scanner access now easy). It works great with my Agfa Scanwise snaptouch.
    Mac Pro 2X3.0, 13 gigs RAM, FCP 7.0.2, KonaAJA LHe, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Instant_1 Calculating status...
    Hi,
    I downloaded the same driver file a couple of days ago, and got a file named ScanWiseSnapScan1212u.dmg.sit. Is your problem that you can't open this .sit file?
    If so you can open it with "BetterZip" under OSX 10.4. That is what I did with no problem.
    If the problem is using the drivers, let us know.

    /Instant_1
    MacMini: (Classic) (10.4), MacPro: OS X (10.5) (10.6), LaserWriter Select 360

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