It just sits there and doesn't provide any functional use. By failing to keep drivers up to date manufacturers are hoping to force you to purchase a replacement for a perfectly good piece of equipment. LawrenceDec 5th, 2011, 10:48 PMI went to the Canon website, They now have a Lion driver and toolbox for the LiDE 70 and the 90, But nothing for the LiDE 80, ok, just tried canon toolbox. http://standardtechnological.com/canoscan-lide/canoscan-lide-210.html
unfortunately, i can't remember what i downloaded to make it work! This scanner isn't supported on Mac OS X Lion and later, since Canon uses a PowerPC plugin for this scanner and Rosetta isn't available with Lion and later. Which BTW: is often a much better an option to use for proper scanning purposes than even the original OS/manufacturer's supplied software. ehMac.ca > ehMac: Canada's Mac Community! > Anything Mac > Why is Canon LIDE 80 scanner still useless in Lion? recommended you read
it may be that i downloaded this driver image using snow leopard, then copied it to lion, where it is working. and dedicate film and slide scanners of any real quality (i.e. i will see if something comes back to me.
boukman2Dec 5th, 2011, 10:55 PMthere seems to be a lide 80 driver on this page: Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : CanoScan LiDE 80 (http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/scanners/canoscan_series/canoscan_lide_80#DriversAndSoftware) it doesn't specify lion, but Trying it with my old laptop and OSX 10.4.0 Trying a slow OSX upgrade, OSX 10.4.0 doesn't work. This scanner isn't supported on Mac OS X Lion, since Canon uses a PowerPC plugin for this scanner and Rosetta isn't available with Lion. Maybe?? ;) vifferDec 2nd, 2012, 02:28 PMVueScan says it supports the LIDE 80 Canon LiDE 80 Scanner Driver and Software (http://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/canon_lide_80.html) pm-rDec 2nd, 2012, 02:48 PMVueScan says it supports the LIDE
More than worth it, IMHO, after a few years of use - initially purchased to make use of a NEW HP scanjet that had no OS X drivers... I had a scanner problem with the Epson Artisan 837 in 10.6.8 and this is a workaround. I'm afraid it's too often a reoccurring occurrence, and to quote my wife's often used remark, "... try this sigh.
i suspect i downloaded the old driver, but i'm not at all sure. After spending about an hour of Vuescan not recognizing my scanner, Vuescan kept saying I needed a Canon driver and Canon software installed. D :) Afraid to ask how much that cost for something Canon, Epson etc should be providing at no charge. If you're opposed to replacing it with a newer model, then take a look at VueScan - it supports many scanners, including your LIDE 80.
Quite amazing really that an old Mac serial AppleTalk printer is still useable. Go Here CubaMarkDec 6th, 2012, 02:05 PMI also purchased the $80 Pro version of VueScan. Edit: BTW, I have Vuescan installed for the second scanner as well, I bought the Pro version of Vuescan with the unlimited updates and RAW support. But I notice at his site he notes: "If you're using a Canon LiDE 40 or LiDE 50 on Mac OS X, install the Canon software for the LiDE 35.
VueScan Scanning Software for Windows 7, Mac OS X Lion, Linux, iPhone, iPad, iPod (http://www.hamrick.com/vsm.html) Nope no good. Its still going strong but apple/hp killed support for it. It would have cost me a lot more for a more up to date scanner, About $700., So spending $80.00 for the Pro Vuescan software was well worth it. http://standardtechnological.com/canoscan-lide/canoscan-lide-35.html Mid range scanners from that era are still more than adequate for most scanning chores as long as drivers are available.
i know i downloaded the canon toolbox (already linked above), but i may have used something else. boukman2Dec 5th, 2011, 09:27 PMi have a lide 35 and it works fine in lion. So if that can be made to work , I would suggest a much more modern Canon LIDE 80 scanner can be made useful and still work as well.
LawrenceDec 5th, 2011, 10:22 AMDid you try using the "CanoScan Toolbox" as linked in message #7?? it usually always comes down to money". Newer scanners are only marginally faster, and all those extra pixels are very seldom of any practical use. LawrenceDec 2nd, 2012, 12:35 PMBack to this again, Went to DriversCollection.com (http://driverscollection.com) Looks like driverland, Love it.
i would suggest going to the canon site, downloading the driver for your printer and then try opening it and see if it installs. Flatbeds really haven't had any significant developments for years and years... Oh well, At least it works and I can use the scanner for my negatives. Check This Out So I had to toss it in the trash.