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Samsung SCX4521F Scanner for Mac

by Jay Lin / March 19, 2007 6:39 AM PDT


Does anyone know if there is a way to install a driver to make the scanner on the Samsung SCX4521F work on Macs (MacBook in my case)?

The scan driver with this printer does not work and the Samsung people says the scanner is not Mac compatible despite the manual saying it is.

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Scanner driver
by hmw4106 / March 30, 2007 8:40 AM PDT

What application are you trying to use to get something in from the scanner? I use Photoshop Elements and my scanner had a photoshop plug-in. I found the Epson application included was buggy unless I used Photoshop Elements.

If you have Elements, try loading the plug-in and using that. You might also be able to use PictBridge or Twain.

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Samsung SCX scanners have some trouble with OS X Leopard
by mcdojf-22264044609856669167004405417179 / March 30, 2008 2:15 PM PDT

The Samsung SCX line has some compatibility issues with OS X Leopard.

I was able to successfully scan under Leopard (10.5.2) with a USB connection by simply installing the included drivers and then using the "Import Image" function under the "File" menu of the standard OS X Preview application.

More details here:

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Thanks for scan/scanning info for mac and Samsung SCX-4521F
by srizvi1 / November 24, 2008 5:50 AM PST

Thanks for the info on this thread. I just got my Samsung SCX-4521F via slickdeals for $130. I couldn't figure out how to scan to the mac, but now I know. Any suggestions on optimal file size, etc? If the software worked right, I could scan to optimize for e-mail, right? any workarounds for that?

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SCX-4521F - No Scanning
by Mraroo / January 21, 2009 2:18 AM PST

I have the Samsung SCX-4521F connected to an IMACG% OS10.4.11 and am unable to scan. Can you please advise specifically on how to go about it.
Thanks In Advance

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scanner scx-4521F can not make scan.
by rachelprell / November 22, 2009 3:10 PM PST

I have a Samsung SCX-4521f Scanner, but i can not make scan. please help to do the necessary steps.


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(NT) What version of OS X are you using?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 9:41 PM PST
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