Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver Download For Windows and Mac

For under a hundred bucks, the Canon Pixma MP490 all-in-one (AIO) printer is a decent buy. Like many other printers in this price range, it lacks some advanced features, such as an automatic document feeder,  or ADF, an automatic duplexer, and wireless, or Wi-Fi, support. Of course you'll pay more for those features--so before you buy, decide just how important those advanced features are going to be. If you need a small, cheap printer that's not all that fast but still puts out great-looking photos, you won't be disappointed by this printer--or by most other Pixma printers either.

Some of the newer Pixmas, such as the Pixma MG7720 and the Pixma MG6820, come with much of that built-in for a similar price. Our review unit, the Pixma MP490, hit the streets back in 2009, seven years ago. 

Like the Canon Pixma MP480 before it, the Pixma MP490 All-in-One Printer looks a lot nicer than most other all-in-one printers, with a small footprint, and rounded edges. The 1.8" LCD monitor pops up from under a cover that houses the printer's few buttons, and the output tray folds in to keep the footprint tiny. This printer hit the market in August 2009, but it's still available through most channels, including Amazon.

For some reason, the MP490 doesn't make the constant loud grinding noise when warming up that the MP480 did. Still, it's not made for heavy use, since the manual duplexing feature (once the first side prints out, you flip the pages yourself and reload them) is less than convenient for anyone who uses that feature often. There's only one paper input tray.

The quality of photo prints was truly excellent. A 4x6 photo printed at normal quality took just under a minute to print, and came out already dry with vivid, sharp colors that I thought were comparable to many dedicated photo printers. That's pretty impressive, given that there are only two ink tanks. (Well, not actually. One of the tanks has three reservoirs for holding the cyan, magenta, and yellow inks; combined with the black inks, that's actually for inks, colors, process colors, or CMYK.)

The Pixma MP490 isn't particularly fast. Three black and white pages took about 29 seconds to print, with the first page out in about 15 seconds. A large and colorful PowerPoint presentation averaged about 20 seconds per page, with the first page out in about 38 seconds. You can shave some of that time off (and save precious ink) by switching to draft mode. The Pixma MP490's two ink tanks will be cheaper replacing two tanks when they're empty than the five or six tanks that other inkjet all-in-ones use. I noticed some ink bleed on the monochrome pages when using cheap copy paper.

I like the MP490's QuickStart feature, which provides fast access to printer operations when the printer is on. The Auto Scan Mode is also a time saver--it recognizes the type of original being scanned so you don't have to fumble for the proper settings each time.

Canon PIXMA MP490 Driver Download

Operating system(s): Windows 10 (32-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows Vista (64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit)

Language(s): English


Download / Installation Procedures
1. Click the link, select [ Save ], specify “Save As”, then click [ Save ] to download the file.
Memo :
If you select [ Run ] ( or [ Open ] ) instead of [ Save ], the file will be automatically installed after it is saved.
2. The downloaded file will be saved in the specified place in the self-extracting form ( .exe format ).
3. Double-click the downloaded EXE file to decompress it, then installation will start automatically.

Uninstall Procedures
If needed, you can uninstall this program using the Control Panel.

Note :
The steps below are for Windows 7. This procedure may be different for other OSes.

1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel, and then, under Programs click Uninstall a Program.
2. A page will open with a list of installed programs. Double click on the program that you want to uninstall.
3. Click “Yes” then “OK”, this will complete the uninstallation process.

File version: 1.05

File Size: 20 MB

Canon PIXMA MP490 Macintosh Driver Downloads
Operating system(s): macOS X 10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7

Language(s): English


Download / Installation Procedures
1. Download the file. For the location where the file is saved, check the computer settings.
2. Double-click the downloaded file and mount it on the Disk Image.
3. Double-click the mounted Disk Image.
4. Double-click the packaged file in the folder. Installation starts automatically.

File version:

File Size: 14.62 MB