Canon has decided to not support ‘old’ scanners under Leopard. They basically say that you should throw your scanner away and buy a new one. I find this environmentally unacceptable. If they would offer a new driver for 20 bucks I’d be happy.
An option is to purchase VueScan. This works with my CanoScan, but I find VueScan’s interface very clunky. Pass.
The TWAIN SANE graphical interface doesn’t work with my machine. No problem, since I prefer the command line.
- Download and install all the packages (except gettext) from the TWAIN SANE Interface for MacOS X
- Use some Terminal-fu to scan your file:
scanimage -l 0 -t 0 -x 215mm -y 297mm --resolution 300dpi --format tiff > yourfilename.tiff
Easy as pie. Enjoy your scanner!