Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

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Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby dwhitebread » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:45 pm

Can I expect Silverfast to support the Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro with an upgrade so it can be used with Macs running Leopard anytime soon?

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Re: Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby LSI_Heidorn » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:56 pm

Dear dwhitebread,
as i can see it there is no solution on the horizon as the problem is that minolta did not update its library/driver for this scanner to work with Leopard.
As we use this driver to interface with the scanner this is currently a no-go !

sorry & best regards,

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Re: win XP 6.4 version download for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby MinoltaSF6 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:35 pm

Given there will not be an update to the Mac version beyond 6.4, and not wanting to invest further in Silverfast upgrades under Windows for the Minolta, I understand that a user can use either the Mac or Win Xp version under the license. How/where can I download the Win Xp 6.4 version, given 6.4 won't work on the current Mac system, so I can at least run the 6.4 version under an XP VM?

Thank you.

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Re: Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby LSI_Morales » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:16 pm

Dear MinoltaSF6,

You can obtain the installers either for Mac or Windows from our update site at: https://www.silverfast.com/get_update/en.html

For you to have access to the update site you have to have registered your serial number previously on our website, if you haven't, you should then follow the next link: https://www.silverfast.com/reg/en.html

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Re: Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby drm » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:38 am

I don't know about "official" support, but I'm using SF AI Studio 6.6 with Minolta Dual Scan Multi Pro every day under Leopard (OS X 10.5.5 - it works fine as well with 10.5.8 but I cannot move beyond 5.5 due to Apple breaking support for monitor hardware calibration)

I have also tested it perfectly successfully under Snow Leopard.

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Re: Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby LSI_Morales » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Dear drm,
Dear users,

Thanks for your information. It is glad that it works for you. However the scanner can not be officially supported because of the reason reported by Nils (our lead programmer).

We recommend all users that decide to operate their scanner using this combination to download and test the demo version of SilverFast beforehand.Not all scanners might work as described by drm.

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Re: Leopard support for Minolta Multi Pro

Postby drm » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:42 pm

Well yes, that's very good advice. I could be just lucky :-)

Note that the Dimage Scan software works fine too under Snow Leopard, somewhat to my surprise. Hopefully it will all continue to work for a while yet, but clearly we're all at the mercy of Apple changing something significant which breaks the Minolta driver.

David


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