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Is there any way to use a Canon DR-2050C scanner on OSX? I bought the scanner, but it doesn't come with any OSX drivers. Neither can one be found on the Canon website.

(A definite negative would help also so I can get rid of this thing.)

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As Canon don't support OSX for this machine, officially it's a definite negative ~ enought to take it back. If the retailer complains, suggest he/she contact Canon. Having said that, it might work with software from a similar scanner, or even the Mac version of Canoscan. If you have the time, go fishing on the Canon site. Regards Paul

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If you really have your heart set on this scanner you can check out VueScan though that adds another $40 to your cost.

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Ach! And I was ready to sell it too. you know that this works for sure or just theoretically? I don't mind spending the extra dough since I got the scanner at a discount anyway. But I don't want to waste any more money on it if I'm not sure it will work. – Anthony Jan 26 '11 at 2:03
I believe it has a free trial that watermarks the images. I looked for a list of supported scanners but didn't see one. – penguirl Jan 26 '11 at 4:58
Here's the list of supported scanners from their website. The DR2050C fom Canon is not on there, – Anthony Jan 29 '11 at 6:36

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