I have bought a new iMac (OS Lion) and am manually migrating all my stuff from an older Mac G5 tower (OS Tiger). I have installed the Canon 5600F scanner software and did an upgrade from the Canon site and all seems to be working well. I also downloaded a new (old one was not recognised) TWAIN plugin from Adobe and put it in the Photoshop C4 plugins folder marked Import-Export. My problem is that in Photoshop it is showing the 5600F scanner in the Import menu but does nothing when I click on it. I have rebooted everything but it does nothing. Please advise.
I assume the Mac Tiger OS I was running on my old machine was not 64bit and OS Lion is. So does that mean I can no longer scan directly from Photoshop (CS4) which is my preferred method, and I have to use the Canon software through its complexity of dialog winndows?
Curt - Even if it is an option I dont think I can face reinstalling Adobe CS4 again in 32 bit mode with perhaps other unforseen consequences occuring. I will have to live with the complexity of using the Canon software directly, but thank you for explaining why Twain will not work on my Mac Lion OS.
Curt Y wrote:
Does the Mac have the option of loading CS4 in 32 bit mode. I know CS6 Mac is available only in 64 bit.
Ironically, CS4 for the Mac was only 32 bit. CS5 was the first 64-bit version for the Mac, and it did offer 32 bit. As you correctly point out, CS6 for the Mac is now only 64 bit.
Additionally, and this is a moot point in your case, the one version of Photoshop for the Mac to work both in 32 and in 64 bit mode is CS5, and it is a single binary. It does not install two versions just the one that can be toggled between 32 bit and 64 bit through the Get Info dialog box for the application's icon in the Finder.
I have asked Canon if they do - will have to wait several days for a reply - they are not the quickest to respond. I did download from their site the most recent version of their scanning software when I first installed my scanner on the new iMac Lion, as the old software refused to install.
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