Nikon CoolScan III Driver

Can't find a driver for your Nikon CoolScan III? VueScan is here to help.

Don't you hate how Nikon stop releasing drivers whenever a new operating system comes out? VueScan works differently. In most cases VueScan doesn't need a driver from Nikon.
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VueScan has the features you need no matter what you need to scan



Scan Documents

Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to PDF (Single and Multipage)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic Color Detection
  • Small document file sizes
  • Automatic document deskewing

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Scan Photos

Do you have boxes full of photos in a drawer? Use VueScan to get them on your computer, and off your to-do list.

Scan Film and Slides

VueScan is the ultimate tool for all your film and slide scanning needs.

  • Works with almost all film/slide scanners
  • Scan to JPEG/TIFF/RAW
  • Infrared Dust Removal
  • Color correction
  • IT8 Calibration
  • Photoshop Integration

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Nikon CoolScan III Technical Information


Film Scanning:Yes
Infrared lamp:Yes
Windows:Yes
Mac:Yes
Linux:Yes
USB:No
SCSI:Yes
Firewire:No
Network:No
Optical DPI:2700
Nikon CoolScan III

VueScan is compatible with the Nikon CoolScan III on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

This scanner has an infrared lamp for scanning film. VueScan's 'Filter | Infrared clean' option can be used to remove dust spots from film scans. This is similar to (and we think better than) the ICE and FARE algorithms.

It scans with both visible light and infrared light in a single pass.

Infrared cleaning works well with all types of color negative and color slide film, including Kodachrome. However, silver-based black/white film doesn't work with infrared cleaning because the silver particles look the same in visible light and infrared light.

All types of Nikon film adapters are supported.

If you're using Windows and you've installed a Nikon driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver.

You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

Nikon sold this scanner in some countries as the LS-30.