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TWAIN Scanner Problems with Adobe CS4 (Mac)? Read this - The art of Thornwolf
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TWAIN Scanner Problems with Adobe CS4 (Mac)? Read this
skorzy had warned me that CS4 might not work with my current scanner as apparently CS4 hasn't been playing nice with TWAIN scanners. For those of you who are having this problem, there is a solution.

Running on: Snow Leopard
Scanner: CanoScan LiDE90

What's happening:
You install the drivers to your scanner and it's not showing up on the File>Import list.

Go here and download this file:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4047

Once you've downloaded the file, click on the file for your language, then go to:
Goodies>Optional Plug Ins>Import-Export>TWAIN.plugin

Take this "TWAIN.plugin" file and drag it into your existing Photoshop CS4 folder in your applications folder in that same format: (so Goodies>Optional Plug Ins>Import-Export> drop the TWAIN.plugin here)

THEN you download your scanner drivers (even if you've downloaded them already, re-download them), restart your computer, restart Photoshop, and it should be able to see your scanner now!

If you wanna read up again on how to do it, go here:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=601929
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pen_umbra From: pen_umbra Date: January 4th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
THANK YOU. That was driving me nuts!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 4th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! It is a little bit maddening isn't it? Considering the CanoScan series is one of the more popular scanners out there I have no idea what the hell they were thinking when they didn't include it in their existing plugin package.
chaule From: chaule Date: January 4th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!!! I was about to go buy a new scanner lol
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 4th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! So was I actually, which would have been a shame because this one is relatively new! Glad I could help :)
skorzy From: skorzy Date: January 4th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh good! You found the TWAIN plug in! I tried that on my scanner at work and it randomly crashes Photoshop, so be careful! I just use VueScan now for that. If you don't have any problems, then this is a perfect solution.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 4th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
So far so good, but I'll be sure to let you know if I run into any issues :3
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