Hamrick Software on Thursday announced the release of VueScan 8.4.73, the latest version of its scanning software for Mac OS X and Windows. It comes in Standard and Professional editions for $39.95 and $79.95 respectively.
VueScan drives 750 different flatbed and film scanners, including many models whose manufacturers have abandoned them. It can help you scan faded slides and prints, automatically adjusts images to optimum color balance and manages batch scanning commands.
New to the 8.4.73 release is support for multi-core processors, which Hamrick Software says can result in scans up to 50 percent faster. The largest performance improvements are for infrared cleaning, grain reduction and descreening, specifically.
The Professional version adds unlimited free upgrades, advanced IT8 color calibration and support for raw scan files.
VueScan requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.