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ScanFix Installation


ScanFix is a computer application designed to assist traditional 2D animators realign their drawings after scanning them into the computer using a bulk scanner.  Currently it only works on Apple Macintosh computers with an operation system greater than 10.5.



1. On the trial version page, click on ScanFix 1.xx for Mac OS X.

2. When the dialog box appears, click "Save File".

3. Find the file in the Downloads folder and double click on it. The file ScanFix1.xx.dmg will appear.

4. Double-click on ScanFix1.xx.dmg to make the ScanFix1.xx disk image appear.

5. Double-click on the ScanFix1.xx disk image.

6. Drag the ScanFix1.xx folder from the ScanFix1.xx disk image and drop it into your Applications folder.

Note: The ScanFix application will not run if taken out of the ScanFix folder. It must be launched from within the folder.

7. In the Applications folder, double-click on the ScanFix1.xx folder to open it.

8. Double-click on the icon with the words "" next to it.

9. You may get a message " is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash." If you received this message, please do the following:

9a. Click "Cancel".

9b. Under the apple menu, select "System Preferences".

9c. In the dialog box that appears, select "Security & Privacy".

9d. Click the "General" tab on the left at the top of the "Security & Privacy" dialog box.

9e. Click the lock in the lower left corner and type in your password to allow changes.

9f. Click "Unlock".

9g. Where the dialog says "Allow apps downloaded from:", click "Anywhere".

9h. When the dialog appears "Choosing 'Anywhere' makes your Mac less secure", click "Allow from Anywhere".

9i. Again, Double-click on the icon with the words "" next to it.

9j. See below for why this happened.


10. The dialog box will appear that says "ScanFix is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?". Click "Open".

11. You should get a dialog box with the Pal Katoonz Software License Agreement. Read through it and click "Accept License".

12. In a second or two, the Splash Screen should appear with the title "Trial Version". If you purchased a license, click on "Install My License" otherwise click "Use Trial Version".

13. ScanFix should now appear ready for use. Enjoy!


Explanation of " is damaged and can't be opened" message: ScanFix was written by a developer who is not certified by Apple and is not part of the Mac Developer Program. It was also written in the Java programming language, which Apple considers a "deprecated technology". So, to run this program on your computer, you must temporarily go around their "gatekeeper", and you also must load a version of Java 6 on your computer (if it's not there already-- check in terminal by typing "java -version". It should say "version 1.6 ...").

Apple provides a download of Java 6 at Although Apple bans Java 7, which was written by Oracle, it provides support and upgrades to its own version 6 of Java-- the one I use. There should be no problem running ScanFix with Java 6.