VueScan is an application for scanning documents, photos, film, and slides on Windows, macOS, and Linux. VueScan supports over 5600 scanners from 42 manufacturers - even when there isn’t a driver available from the manufacturer.
Whether you’re having trouble getting your scanner connected to your computer, or you want to use the scanner software with the most features, VueScan is the tool for you.
Works on 5600+ scanners
Works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
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Advanced Scanning Control
Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner
Translated in to 28+ languages
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
My scanner, though perfectly good mechanically, had been orphaned heading into Windows 7. VueScan brought it back into use, and the new version for Windows 10 carried that on. The application is excellent.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
VueScan is compatible with the Minolta Scan Elite 5400 II on Windows x86, Windows x64, Windows RT, Windows 10 ARM, 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.
If you're using Windows and you've installed a Minolta 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.
On Linux, you need to set up libusb device protections.
If you have problems with this scanner hanging, try replacing the USB cable with a newer USB cable, preferably a shorter one. This scanner came with a low-quality USB cable, and is also sensitive to USB timing on faster computers.
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