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HP Easy Scan

By HP Inc.

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HP Easy Scan is designed specifically for use with your HP scanner or multifunction printer. With features such as automatic photo detection, multi-page document processing, text recognition (OCR)[1], and PDF file output, HP Easy Scan will help you get the most value from your HP product.

Easy to use presets let you quickly choose scan settings that are optimized for whatever you are scanning. Simply place your content on the scanner, select a preset, and click the Scan button.

HP Easy Scan uses the Apple ICA scan protocol and will work with any HP device that is supported by an ICA scan driver. Make sure that you have installed the latest HP ICA driver for your product — available online from or via Apple Software Update.


[1] Text recognition is only available on certain HP products.

What's New in Version 1.6.0

- This update improves performance and stability.


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Customer Reviews

Does Not work With Sierra - Updated, Works Now :)

I recently purchased a HP color laser jet all-in-one printer and after upgrading to Sierra I can no longer scan to my computer. I contacted HP support and after a lot of back and forth I was told by the tech support guy that the latest drivers have not been updated to support Sierra. In fact he had no idea if HP was working on updates at all. He recommended going back to El Capitan (not an option).

Which brings me to HP Easy Scan. I had the previous version (1.5) on my Mac and of course it did not work with Sierra. I have updated to the latest version and the situation has not changed. Of course, when it was working the app worked fine and was useful for the majority of my scanning needs.

I say shame on you HP. The drivers for your products should have been ready with the release of Sierra or within a week of its release at most. I am sure HP is not showing the same contempt for its’ Windows based customers. I recommend avoiding until HP decides to get their act together.

***UPDATE - December 3, 2016***
HP has just released a driver update. All is right with the world again. I have scanned to my computer thru HP Easy Scan as well as Pixelmator, Affinity Design and GIMP. Everything is working without a hitch. Scan to your hearts content. I will upgrade my rating to 3.5 stars. HP loses 1.5 stars for very bad customer service.

Doesn’t even install with Sierra

Using an HP OfficeJet Pro 8620, I haven’t had problems scanning until yesterday. Of course, I haven’t scanned since before I installed Sierra, so it didn’t occur to me that I needed to update HP Easy Scan. After being frustrated for an hour yesterday, trying to scan as before, I realized perhaps Easy Scan needed an update. The install hangs up. First I received an error message stating that I would have to go to the purchase page to continue the install … which i did. Clickng on the software shows Easy Scan beginning to install, then it freezes with the message: "Less than a minute to go” but it never installs after many minutes. The install progress below the Launch Pad icon is half filled; inside Launch Pad the Easy Scan icon is grayed out, and if you click on the HP Easy Scan icon on the purchase page it takes you back to an “Install” icon on the Update page in the App Store.

Image Detection Feature Faulty

I have an iMac and an HP Photosmart 7525 All-In-One MFD. Before upgrading my OS to Sierra, I was able to place a page from a photo album on the scanner, choose Scan to Computer on my HP and it would detect each picture and save them separately to my Mac. Now this functionality is unavailable. This is apparently a known issue between HP and the Sierra OS. One proposed solution is to use HP Easy Scan. I downloaded it and have tried it. It will allow for scanning and saving to my Mac; however, the Image Detection feature is frustratingly inconsistent. Sometimes it recognizes individual pictures just fine. Other times it groups pictures together or grabs only part of a picture - or even overlooks entire pictures. HP Easy Scan is not a good solution to the compatibility problems between HP and the Sierra OS for Mac.

HP Easy Scan
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Size: 127 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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