Do I Need to Install the Canon MP610 Printer Application Software?


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Jim K

I'll be helping a neighbor set up a new Dell with Vista Home Premium. She bought a Canon all-in-one MP610 printer with lots of application software on the CD - MP Navigator, Easy-PhotoPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE, Easy-WebPrint, and ArcSoft PhotoStudio. I know i need to install the OCR software, but wonder about the rest. Do I need the MP Navigator for this printer to work? Will the Navigator or PhotoPrint software hijack any settings? Also, when I checked online, I found a new driver for Easy-PhotoPrint that's dated 10/08. If I install that driver after a full CD install for the printer, do I need to uninstall the older PhotoPrint utility first?

I found general applications info on Canon's site. If there is a better source that can help me decide whether these utilities are needed, please provide the link.

Thanks for your help.
Jim
 
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Cari \(MS-MVP\)

You (or rather the neighbor) won't need any of these for general use. I do
use Easy PhotoPrint and sometimes PhotoStudio but I don't have any of the
others installed. I scan direct to Adobe Acrobat if I need PDF/OCR. Since
I don't have any all in ones, I don't know about the Navigator, but s/he
should try for a couple of days and see if they are needed, they can easily
be installed at a later date.
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Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

I'll be helping a neighbor set up a new Dell with Vista Home Premium. She
bought a Canon all-in-one MP610 printer with lots of application software on
the CD - MP Navigator, Easy-PhotoPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE, Easy-WebPrint,
and ArcSoft PhotoStudio. I know i need to install the OCR software, but
wonder about the rest. Do I need the MP Navigator for this printer to work?
Will the Navigator or PhotoPrint software hijack any settings? Also, when I
checked online, I found a new driver for Easy-PhotoPrint that's dated 10/08.
If I install that driver after a full CD install for the printer, do I need
to uninstall the older PhotoPrint utility first?

I found general applications info on Canon's site. If there is a better
source that can help me decide whether these utilities are needed, please
provide the link.

Thanks for your help.
Jim
 
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Chuck

Thanx for sharing

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Generally, Yes. Usually, built in drivers, etc are very basic, and limit
the usefulness. The 610 may need to be installed as a network as well as
a local (USB) device. This allows a directly connected P/C to have full
access to all the features, and use third party scanner software. The
network connection can be also used by the P/C connected via usb, and
other networked P/Cs as well.

In some instances, you can change the port of the "USB" installed device
to a network port, and use third party software as if the device is
connected directly.

ViewScan is one of the third party scanner applications that I prefer to
use.
 

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