I'm using Mac OSX10.6.8. I have an Epson Perfection 2400 scanner that I would access in Photoshop CS4 under File/Import/Epson 2400. And then scan.
After I installed PS CS6, that palette option is gone. How do I access my scanner again?
It may be that your drivers are old PPC and will need to update your drivers. Otherwise, personally, I do all my scanning in the background with the stand-alone scanner software. All TWAIN really does is call that scanners software, so there’s no quality difference, plus you’re not locking Photoshop up just to doing scanning. You can retouch and edit images in Photoshop while you scan in the background – which I find is far more efficient.
I downloaded the latest Epson Perfection 2400 driver - "epson1269_ica_driver_530". I then clicked on the "Epson ICA Installer app" that showed up. I looked like it was installed, but have no idea where it is or how to make it work. There is nothing in Photoshop that allows me to scan. With Photoshop CS4, it used to be under FILE/IMPORT/PERFECTION 2400.
What can I do now? Thanks for any good advice! I appreciate it. :-)
Or you used to be running in 32 bit addressing (because few scanners have 64 bit TWAIN drivers).
But in CS6, even in 64 bit, you should have the ImageCapture driver available.
Though, if it's an older scanner, they may not have an ImageCapture driver.
I've used my Epson Scanner Perfection 2400 for years without really understanding how it all works... I just used the File/Import/Perfection 2400 process, then scanned and saved the image to use it in PS.
I did find Image Capture in my applications folder. It doesn't give me as many options as the other software - for transparencies or sizing, etc. I guess it's better than nothing.
I downloaded the Twain plug-in for CS6 (not sure how that works either). When I try to install it from my desktop, I get this - "Could not complete your request because Photoshop does not recognize this type of file."
What to do?
I dragged the CS6 TWAIN plug-in into the Plug-ins folder. And relaunched PS. In FILE/IMPORT, no TWAIN plug-in shows up. What else do I need to do to access my scanner?
Aside, never looked at this before, but in my PS CS4, the Plug-ins folder has a dozen sub-folders (Effects, Import-Export, Filters, etc) with various plug-ins inside. In PS CS6, there is not one Plug-in folder. Where do they come from? Are they all manually loaded like the TWAIN one I am working on now?
Thank you kindly for your good advice here. Hope I can make this work soon! :-)
What I was trying to say is that you can not use TWIAN on a Mac CS6 system as TWAIN is only for 32 bit programs and CS6 is 64 bit program.
You can use the scanner's software, or if you want a interface like you are used to you will have to try and perhaps buy the VueScan as Gene7 suggested.
I don't give that advice lightly either, Curt. In all my years using Photoshop,whenever Adobe, Microsoft, or Epson no longer supports what I want, I gladly pay for that third party option so that I can get on with my work. Case in point was Photoshop thumbnails not being displayed in Windows. After a year of back and forth with Microsoft, I bought a third party codec for $20, problem solved.