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  • 30. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,685 points)
    the last question is something about all my machines having the correct software, so I backed out at that point.

    Before you migrate it is very important to update all your software to the current versions using the automatic software update and to check each non-apple Application for updates.

     

    • for many propriatory apps that came with cameras, scanners etc. that you  originally installed as PowerPC apps there may be free updates to universal binaries. Install them while still running SL. You will not be able to launch and update these apps from Lion.
    • Make sure all your Garageband Jam Packs are properly installed, if you use Garageband. The Jam Pack installers require Rosetta.
    • If you are still using Aperture 2 make sure your version is a universal binary version, if not, upgrade.
    • If you still use iTunes 10.3.... then upgrade to an iTunes 10.4 or 10.5 version.
  • 31. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    mac2112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. Just saw this now, after i upgraded to Lion. I have an Epsom printer/scanner and i noticed the Epson Scan icon now has a "?" on it. What can i do to update and be able to use this again?

     

    Thanks!

  • 32. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    mac2112 wrote:

     

    Thanks. Just saw this now, after i upgraded to Lion. I have an Epsom printer/scanner and i noticed the Epson Scan icon now has a "?" on it. What can i do to update and be able to use this again?

     

    Thanks!

    Sounds like you should go to the Epson website and look for driver updates.

  • 33. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,685 points)

    In Lion you can scan from Image Capture and you do not need the EpsonScan.app anymore. This will work if you have the latest epson drivers installed. My Epson scanner worked  with Image capture and the latest automatic software update.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 34. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)

    Allan Eckert wrote:

     

    Don't know. Seems like a good question to ask your bank.

     

    Allan

     

    Of course, you wouldn't be having these new problems if you didn't "upgrade" (so-called) to Lion. You could just be getting on with doing what you're supposed to be doing.

  • 35. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)

    LJH_CMH wrote:

     

    I don't recommend upgrading to Lion. There are a lot of problems, and they are persistent. In fact, some of the problems are "features" and are unlikely to be corrected.

     

    I agree. So far my personal list of major issues that make it impossible for me to adopt Lion as my everyday operating system consists of 28 29 items.

  • 36. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)

    leonieDF wrote:

     

    In Lion you can scan from Image Capture and you do not need the EpsonScan.app anymore. This will work if you have the latest epson drivers installed. My Epson scanner worked  with Image capture and the latest automatic software update.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    Epson Scan is MUCH better than the lame scanning software that comes with Lion. It's one of the reasons why I went back to Snow Leopard. Epson Scan gives far better control of the scanning process.

  • 37. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,685 points)
    It's one of the reasons why I went back to Snow Leopard. Epson Scan gives far better control of the scanning process.

    Unfortunately you are perfectly right. If anybody finds a Lion compatible version of Epson Scan please let me know. I could not find one on the Epson page, so I pointed out how you at least can operate the scanner under Lion.

  • 38. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Tom in London wrote:

     

    Allan Eckert wrote:

     

    Don't know. Seems like a good question to ask your bank.

     

    Allan

     

    Of course, you wouldn't be having these new problems if you didn't "upgrade" (so-called) to Lion. You could just be getting on with doing what you're supposed to be doing.

    Of course, I wouldn't be enjoying the benefits of Lion if I didn't upgrade.  I'd still be stumbling along with the less-capable SL.

  • 39. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)

    Philly_Phan wrote:

    Of course, I wouldn't be enjoying the benefits of Lion if I didn't upgrade.  I'd still be stumbling along with the less-capable SL.

    Yeah, here I am stumbling with Snow Leopard. I like stumbling so much, I abandoned Lion. I never heard anything so funny. So working with a far better OS that doesn't create problems is "stumbling". Hmm. We live and learn.

     

    "Less capable" is a meaningless expression unless you specify in what ways Snow Leopard is less capable than Lion. Less capable of doing what?

  • 40. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Tom in London wrote:

     

    Philly_Phan wrote:

    Of course, I wouldn't be enjoying the benefits of Lion if I didn't upgrade.  I'd still be stumbling along with the less-capable SL.

    Yeah, here I am stumbling with Snow Leopard. I like stumbling so much, I abandoned Lion. I never heard anything so funny. So working with a far better OS that doesn't create problems is "stumbling". Hmm. We live and learn.

     

    "Less capable" is a meaningless expression unless you specify in what ways Snow Leopard is less capable than Lion. Less capable of doing what?

    You've obviously made up your mind and nothing that I can say will convince you so I won't waste my time.  I just hope that others don't take your advice.

  • 41. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)

    Philly_Phan wrote:

     

    nothing that I can say will convince you so I won't waste my time.

    You still haven't specified in what sense Lion is "more capable" than Snow Leopard. I'd really like to know.

  • 42. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    j terrance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also have upgraded to Lion. So far my biggest problem is I cannot scan. Repeated efforts of upgrading Apple software and Epson software have failed. Image capture starts the scan and quits. Using the scanner setup in "Print & Scan" prefs I get an error message "Scan operation is cancelled" after an initial start-up of the scanner. Very frustrating. Have fixed preferences twice to no avail. Working with Epson now directly and sending them screen captures. They seem to be responding. Most of Apples support is same old procedural guides. No real nuts and bolts on a fix. If anyone as seen anything, let me know.

  • 43. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Nic Roggeman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I tried many possible scenarios and ended up buying VueScan software which works wonderfully with Lion and my old Epson scanner.  Too bad we have to pay good money ($40 or $80 for Pro version) just to stay where we were with Epson and earlier versions of OSX.  Can't believe Epson and Mac would let this drop between the cracks.  But I was totally unhappy with the results I was able to get with Image Capture and Preview.  So I bellied up to the bare to get VueScan and was able to get on with it. 

  • 44. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    j terrance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I refuse (so far). I think it's a rip off, $40 for no upgrades and $80 with future upgrades until they decide to start charging for some future upgrade. Updated drives have always been free! Epson Expression 1600 is a pretty darn good scanner, but a small boat anchor without a tiny bit of effort from Epson or Apple. I am using my HP photosmart all in one for time being. It had a good driver automatically downloaded. Not crazy about the interface with VueScan and will hold out for some type of fix a bit longer to see what happens. Can't blame you for just biting bullet and handing over the cash though. Pain I. T. A!