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For this scanner the latest software version is SilverFast 6.6.

HP is producing scanners since the middle of the 1980s, the development of multi purpose devices started early.

There are numerous reasonably priced HP flatbed scanners available, of which some do feature an integrated transparency unit. However, the main focus lies not on film scanning, but on paper and document scanning.

HP Scanjet 8300 Picture of scanner: )Scanjet 8300
supported features not supported features
Multi-SamplingMulti-Sampling 1
Auto IT8Auto IT8 2
KodachromeKodachrome 3
ICC Printer CalibrationPrinter Calibration 2
1 included with SilverFast SE Plus / SilverFast Ai Studio
2 optional for SilverFast Ai
3 included with SilverFast SE Plus / SilverFast Ai versions

Supported interfaces: USB

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10 (64bit)
Windows 10 (32bit)
Windows 8 (64bit)
Windows 8 (32bit)
Windows 7 (64bit)
Windows 7 (32bit)
Windows Vista (64bit)
Windows Vista (32bit)
Windows XP (64bit)
Windows XP (32bit)
Windows 2000
Windows 98 / 98SE / ME
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan)
Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion)
Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard)
Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger)
Mac OSX 10.3 (Panther)
Mac OSX 10.2 (Jaguar)
Mac OSX 10.1
Mac OS9
supported not supported
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HP Scanjet 8300 Drivers
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Required Informationoptional: old product to upgrade / crossgrade from
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HP Scanjet 8300 (Full version / Upgrade Version)

All prices in USD
SilverFast Version (6.6) Regular PriceUpgrade Price Buy
SE 6.649,00-Buy
SE Plus 6.674,0025,00Buy
Ai 6.6119,0070,00Buy
Ai IT8 6.6218,00169,00Buy
Ai IT8 (Printer-Calibration) 6.6317,00268,00Buy
Ai Studio 6.6178,00129,00Buy
Ai IT8 Studio 6.6277,00228,00Buy
Ai IT8 Studio (Printer-Calibration) 6.6376,00327,00Buy
Archive Suite SE 6.6373,00
Archive Suite 6.6734,00

The automatic document feeder (ADF unit) isn't supported by SilverFast.
Although the driver installer package itself cannot be run under Leopard, the drivers can be made work on OSX 10.5 and 10.6.
Please make sure to install the v.9.3.5 drivers from HP, and remove the items that are added to the login options.
Mac OSX 10.6: Please use the driver package for Mac OSX 10.4 (v9.3.5)! (Click Here)
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