CanoScan LiDE 500F Driver

VueScan Scanner Software

VueScan is an application for scanning documents, photos, film, and slides on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

What is VueScan?

  • Scanning app for Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Supports over 6000 scanners from 42 manufacturers
  • Works with scanners no longer supported by their OS/manufactuer
  • Includes custom reverse-engineered drivers for scanners

Why use VueScan?

  • Infrared cleaning of Kodachrome film
  • Brilliant, lifelike color scans
  • Correct for faded color film dyes
  • High quality black/white film scans
  • Save raw files for later post-processing
  • Produce multi-page PDF files
  • Brilliant, lifelike color scans of photos
  • Efficiently scan multiple photos
  • Optical Character Recognition

Trusted by over 900,000 customers across the globe

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How it works

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We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported
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We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems
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You download VueScan and use it to scan documents, photos, film and slides with your scanner

Works on 6000+ scanners

Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Advanced Scanning Control

Basic Mode

Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner

Translated in to 28+ languages

The Tool For All Your Scanning Needs

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

VueScan Document Scanning Software

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 with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)

  • Scan to JPEG or TIFF

  • Preset photo sizes

  • Scan multiple photos on the flatbed

  • Automatic file naming

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VueScan Photo Scanning Software

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

VueScan Film/Slide Scanning Software

Canon LiDE 500F

Canon LiDE 500F Technical Information

Canon LiDE 500F

VueScan is compatible with the Canon LiDE 500F on Windows x86, Windows x64 and Mac OS X.

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 visible light in the first pass and with infrared light in the second 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.

You need to install the Canon driver to use this scanner on Windows x86, Windows x64 and Mac OS X. On Windows x64, you need to use VueScan x64 to use this scanner's transparency adapter.

This scanner is supported on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later if you first install the Canon drivers for Mac OS X 10.6 or later (these will work on newer versions of Mac OS X). Also, run the x32 (not x64) version of VueScan with these drivers.

Note that Canon drivers for Windows Vista or later will usually work on Windows 10. Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6 or later will also usually work on Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra).

Flatbed Scanning:

Yes

Film Scanning:

Yes

Infrared lamp:

Yes

Document Feeder:

No

Windows:

Yes

Mac:

Yes

Linux:

No

USB:

Yes

SCSI:

No

Firewire:

No

Network:

No

USB Vendor ID:

04a9

USB Product ID:

221f

Optical DPI:

2400

Every day thousands of people download VueScan to fix their old scanner

Now it's your turn to bring your scanner back to life - and keep it out of the landfill

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