is no longer supporting the Mac operating system for its VueScan product. And based on the angry “invectives” he’s receiving from Mac users, Ed Hamrick of Hamrick Software may not be inclined to change his mind anytime soon.
VueScan is an application designed to work with most scanners to produce high-quality scans that have excellent color fidelity. It takes advantage of the advanced hardware capabilities of most scanners on the market today, and helps you do batch scanning while at the same time producing color-balanced and cropped images, according to Hamrick.
According to an online message from Hamrick, he dropped Mac OS support after receiving an e-mail from a manager in Apple’s Developer Relations Group “giving me a hard time about supposedly violating some sort of Non-Disclosure Agreement (which was just nonsense).”
“I’m quite busy trying to add support for the Canon FS-4000, and I don’t have time to waste arguing with Apple,” he said. “I’ve dropped Mac OS support as a result.”
He’s getting lots of response from Mac users. Unfortunately, he said that much of it is rude. Let me add an opinion here: if you’d like to see Hamrick reconsider Mac OS support for VueScan, drop a friendly note to him. You can find contact info for support, technical problems and tips at the
Hamrick Software Welcome page. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Bill Norton for the heads-up on this item.)