The vendor-supplied driver and management software (MP Navigator EX) for my CanoScan 9000F are, to be kind, barely adequate. The UI is clumsy, non-intuitive, and provides poor workflow management. This makes it rather tiresome to use the scanner for large batch jobs.
Are there any alternatives to the Canon software which still provide access to the full set of features that the Canon scanner driver exposes? (Like doing preview scans, and specifying the media being scanned, resolution, exposure, dust-and-scratch filtering, etc)
It must work on Windows 8.1. If commercial it should be less than $150 and provide a free trial.