Nikon CoolScan V ED Scanner Driver

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Works with the Nikon CoolScan V ED on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

There's more technical information about VueScan's support for your scanner at the bottom of this page.

Outputs scans in a variety of formats

VueScan can output scanned documents, photos, and film in PDF, JPEG and TIFF formats. It can also recognize text using OCR and create multi-page pdfs using both flatbed scanners and scanners with automatic document feeders.

Great for Beginner and Pro Users

We built VueScan so that two completely different types of users can use it. Beginners only need to run VueScan and press the 'Scan' button, and can press the 'More' button to use basic options. Pro users can press the 'Advanced' button to unlock powerful features to have complete control over your scans.

More Info

Nikon CoolScan V ED Technical Information


Film Scanning:Yes
Infrared lamp:Yes
Windows:Yes
Mac:Yes
Linux:Yes
USB:Yes
SCSI:No
Firewire:No
Network:No
USB Vendor ID:04b0
USB Product ID:4001
Optical DPI:4000
Nikon CoolScan V ED

VueScan works with the Nikon CoolScan V ED 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.

On Linux, you need to set up libusb device protections.

Nikon sold this scanner in some countries as the LS-50.

If you have an iPad, iPhone, Android phone/tablet or Kindle Fire, you can use VueScan Mobile with WiFi scanners or the built-in camera to scan documents.