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Vuescan software

VueScan中文版自身带有强大的功能和扫描选项,可以支持超越700扫描仪以及209数码相机原始文件,能够支持200 种以上的底片类型,同时还具备在剪取图像时制成关联单、复杂的白色平衡算法、用于检查物体表面暇疵的红外线底片扫描、成批扫描、自动剪取图像等等丰富且强大的功能,大大提高了扫描. VueScan is an inexpensive program that works with most scanners to produce high-quality scans that have excellent color fidelity. It takes advantage of the advanced hardware capabilities of most scanners on the market today, and helps you do batch scanning while at the same time producing color-balanced and cropped images. Alas, VueScan hearkens back to the Stone Age of scanning, with a large preview area on the right and many confusing parameters on the left. Note that the screenshot below shows only one of six tabs, each of which has a similar number of options. VueScan’s confusing user interface in Professional mode. VueScan is the world's most widely used software interface for digitizing film and prints on flatbed and film scanners. This powerful yet affordable program supports over 1500 scanners and 321 digital camera RAW file types, and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. VueScan makes it easy to scan photos and you can queue up multiple shots. The program scans only the part where your photo is located, so you will spend less time scanning images. Besides, scanned files can be saved in RAW format for further editing. Complete VueScan Review.

VueScan Quick Start

Scanning Images

  1. Run VueScan
  2. Insert image into scanner
  3. Set 'Input Media type'
  4. Press 'Preview' button
  5. Adjust crop box with mouse
  6. Press 'Scan' button
If the colors don't look quite right inthe preview, try clicking with the right mousebutton (with control key on Mac OS) on an areaof the image that should be gray.

To reset to the automatic color balance setting,double-click on the image with the right mousebutton (with control key on Mac OS).

If the lighting in the scene is unusual (i.e.at sunset or with stage lighting), try setting'Color Color balance' to 'Neutral'.

Using Scanner as Copier

    item Run VueScanitem Set 'Input Scan task' to 'Copy to printer'item Set 'Input Media type'item Set 'Input Media size'item Insert image into scanneritem Press 'Scan' buttonitem Repeat from step 5

Working with Scanned Images

VueScan is designed to save scanned images to JPEG files(by default) or TIFF files (optionally).

You can configure your favorite image editing program toautomatically open each image when a scan completes. Use the'Prefs External viewer' option to control this.

On Mac OS X, you can set up the default viewer for .tif and .jpg files by:

  1. click once on a .tif or .jpg file
  2. choose 'File Show info'
  3. choose 'Open with application'
  4. pick the application you want to use
  5. press the 'Change All' button
On Mac OS 9, the file type and file creator for the .tif,.jpg, and .bmp files are determined by the 'Prefs Viewer'option.

On Windows, you can set up the program that automaticallystarts with scanned images by setting up a file associationfor .tif and .jpg files. To create a file association, clickon a .tif or .jpg file with the right mouse button,select 'Open with', then 'Choose program'. Pick the programyou want to use, and also select 'Always use theselected program to open this kind of file'.

On Linux, use the 'Prefs Viewer' option to select theapplication to use to view .tif and .jpg files.

Note that VueScan's technique for saving scans to a fileuses half as much memory as when using a TWAIN interfaceor a Photoshop Import Filter. Since VueScan is designedto work with very large, high-resolution images, it doesn'tinclude a TWAIN interface or Photoshop Import Filter.(You need to turn on the 'Prefs Release memory' optionto release all image memory prior to sending the scanto the image viewer.)

Note also that VueScan's technique for saving scans to a fileallows you to edit an image while simultaneously scanning thenext image. Since some scans can take between 5 and 10 minutes,this results in significantly higher productivity than whenusing a TWAIN interface or a Photoshop Import Filter.

Scanning Roll of Film

If you're scanning many frames from the same roll of film,the following procedure will optimally set the CCDexposure and film base color (i.e. mask color):

  1. Set 'Input More options' to 'All'
  2. Set 'Input Media type'
  3. Insert film with most transparent area
  4. If 'Input Lock exposure' visible
    • Clear 'Input Lock exposure'
  5. Press 'Preview' button
  6. Adjust cropping if necessary
  7. If 'Input Lock exposure' visible
    • Set 'Input Lock exposure'
    • Press 'Preview' button
  8. If 'Input Lock film base color' visible
    • Set 'Input Lock film base color'

Batch Scanning

To scan multiple images in a batch, set 'Input Batch scan'to 'All' to scan all frames in a device, or set it to 'List'and type in the list of frames (i.e. '4 3 1' for frames 4,3 and 1, in that order).

More Information

For more information, refer to theVueScan User's Guide.

General Scanning Resources

You can often find answers to common scanning questions bysearching the archives of the comp.periphs.scanners newsgroup withgroups.google.com.You can also discuss scanning techniques, problems andworkarounds with other experienced scanner users in this newsgroup.

There's an excellent web site withscanning tipsmaintained by Wayne Fulton. It contains a scanning tips forflatbed scannersandfilm scanners.There's also a summary of theavailable film scanners, areview of VueScanand an example of using VueScan'scleaning, intensity, and contrast options.

Changes from Previous Versions

What's new in version 7.6.62
  • Improved support for Minolta Scan Elite 5400
  • Installation is now one file on Mac OS X (instead of 3)
  • Added 'Purchase now' button to About dialog
What's new in version 7.6.61
  • Significantly faster display refresh
  • Fixed calibration problem with some Microtek scanners
What's new in version 7.6.60
  • Significantly improved film calibration
  • Fixed problem with long warmup on Scan Elite II
  • Fixed problem with older Acer and SnapScan scanners
  • Fixed problem with Microtek X6USL
  • Added support for reading grayscale JPEG files
What's new in version 7.6.59
  • Improved ICC calibration (better linearity correction)
  • Fixed problem changing frame number during refresh
  • Fixed problem with HP 5300C
What's new in version 7.6.58
  • Improved scan quality on Acer, BenQ and SnapScan scanners
  • Improved scan quality on newer Minolta scanners (Avision models)
  • Moved 'Image Refresh' command to top of menu
  • Fixed problem with some older Microtek scanners
What's new in version 7.6.57
  • Added 'Input Grain diffuser' (only for Scan Elite 5400)
  • Improved infrared cleaning on Scan Elite 5400
What's new in version 7.6.56
  • Improved support for Minolta Scan Elite 5400
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III
  • Fixed button order on Canon LiDE scanners
  • Renamed Canon N670U and N1240U to LiDE 20 and LiDE 30
What's new in version 7.6.55
  • Buttons on front of scanners can trigger scanning and printing
  • Uses 'Prefs Button 1 action' and 'Prefs Button 2 action'
  • Fixed problem with intensity of synthetic IT8 target
What's new in version 7.6.54
  • Added support for Minolta Scan Elite 5400
  • Fixed problem with Canon D660U transparency adapter
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet 3p
What's new in version 7.6.53
  • Enabled more options in trial version
  • Improved automatic color balance
  • Improved support for PIE PrimeFilm scanners
  • Added support for PIE PowerSlide 3600 slide feeder
  • Fixed problem with too-frequent refreshes in Color tab
  • Fixed problem with 'Input Lock image color'
  • Fixed problem with loud scans on Canon D660
  • Fixed problem with SnapScan 1236 transparency scans
  • Fixed problem with Acer 640 transparency scans
  • Fixed problem with color fringing on some UMAX scanners
What's new in version 7.6.52
  • Added support for PIE film scanners (www.scanace.com)
    • These include most 1800 dpi and 3600 dpi film scanners
    • Some OEM vendors are Microtek, UMAX, Kodak, Reflecta, SmartDisk
  • Added new option for TIFF compression (Auto)
  • Added support for some newer BenQ flatbed scanners
  • Fixed problem with clipped highlights from negatives
What's new in version 7.6.51
  • Improved automatic white balance
  • Added Landscape and Portrait color balance options
  • Improved color gamut of synthetic IT8 targets
  • Increased bits of precision on Scan Multi Pro
  • Fixed problem with Microtek ScanMaker C6 et. al.
  • Fixed problem with 'Input Exposure clipping (%)'
What's new in version 7.6.50
  • Added support for Microtek ArtixScan 1800f
  • Fixed problem with un-cropped scans of negatives
  • Fixed problem with ICC calibration on some scanners
  • Fixed problem with 'Scanner Exposure' command when locked
  • Fixed problem reading raw scan files with 1 bit per pixel
  • Fixed problem with dense negatives on some Minolta scanners
  • Fixed problem with some older UMAX scanners
What's new in version 7.6.49
  • Added unlimited free upgrades for Professional Edition
  • Added one year free upgrades for Standard Edition
  • Disabled 'More options' in trial version
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III multi-sampling
  • Fixed problem with 'Prefs Disable scanners' option
What's new in version 7.6.48
  • Fixed problem with printer ICC profiles
  • Fixed problem with Microtek X6
What's new in version 7.6.47
  • Added support for Microtek X6USB
  • Added support for ArtixScan 120tf
  • Fixed problem with Nikon D1X raw files
What's new in version 7.6.46
  • Fixed problem with Scan Dual III banding
  • Fixed problem with adjusting crop box corners
  • Fixed problem with Neutral color balance
What's new in version 7.6.45
  • Fixed problem with variable exposure on Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with HP 7400C when using USB
  • Fixed problem with some Microtek scanners
  • Fixed problem with button size on Mac OS X
What's new in version 7.6.44
  • Fixed problem with using mouse for color balance
  • Fixed problem Epson Perfection 660
  • Added Epson film holder dimensions to User's Guide
What's new in version 7.6.43
  • Fixed problem with single-click on image
  • Fixed problem with Home/End keys
  • Some improvement to display refresh speed
  • Slightly increased default value of 'Crop Buffer (%)'
What's new in version 7.6.42
  • Clicking with mouse creates a new crop box
  • Clicking with Shift key moves crop box
  • Clicking with Option (Alt) key shows previous image
  • Fixed problem grabbing corners of crop box
  • Fixed problem changing raw scan files while running
  • Fixed problem with Canon FB620S
  • Added hourglass during display refresh
  • Improved calibration on Avision USB scanners
  • Default cropping of raw files is whole image
  • Several ease-of-use improvements
What's new in version 7.6.41
  • Added Home/End/PageUp/PageDown for controlling frame number
  • Added lamp control for UMAX Astra 6400 and Astra 1220S V1.5
  • Fixed problem with some .CRW and .NEF raw digital camera files
  • Several ease-of-use improvements
What's new in version 7.6.40
  • Added 'Input Scan task' option
  • Several ease-of-use improvements
What's new in version 7.6.39
  • Added 'Rotate L' and 'Rotate R' buttons
  • Added 'Image Mirror' command
  • Numerous ease-of-use improvements
  • Changed some option names for clarity
What's new in version 7.6.38
  • Added support for printer ICC calibration
  • Improved accuracy of color space conversions
  • Fixed problem with reading Fuji S2 .RAF files
  • Fixed problem with reading Nikon D1X .NEF files
What's new in version 7.6.37
  • Improved ICC calibration accuracy
  • Added support for ICC calibration of negative film
  • Added support for 50 types of raw digital camera files
  • Improved color correction of negative film
  • Changed Firewire Epson scanners to display US product name
  • 'Files Raw compresson' controls 16-bit raw compression
  • Added 'Device Exposure clipping (%)' option
What's new in version 7.6.36
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet IIcx
  • Fixed problem with compressed 16-bit raw scan files
  • Reset frame number to 1 when Eject button pressed
  • Increased max number of raw scan files from 1024 to 9999
What's new in version 7.6.35
  • Fixed problem with Scan Dual III and USB 2.0
  • Fixed problem with with writing invalid ICC files
  • Improved color correction for most scanners
  • Improved ICC calibration
  • Added 'Color Scanner ICC description' option
What's new in version 7.6.34
  • Improved infrared cleaning
  • Improved raw scan file compression (for some scanners)
  • Improved descreening
  • Added 'Device Descreen dpi' option
What's new in version 7.6.33
  • Fixed problem with always writing crop files in 24-bit format
  • Added support for lamp control on UMAX 2100S and 2200
  • Reduced watermarking in trial version
What's new in version 7.6.32
  • Added 'Device Media size' option
  • Added 'Device Auto lamp off' option for:
    • Most Microtek scanners
    • Canon FS4000
    • Epson 1250/1260
    • Umax 3400/5400
  • Added 1600 dpi on Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL
  • Added 1800 dpi on Microtek ArtixScan 1800f
  • Added 2400 dpi on Microtek ScanMaker 6700/6800
  • Fixed problem with unnecessary previews
What's new in version 7.6.31
  • Added support for 16-bit samples on Minolta Scan Dual III
  • Added support for Epson CX-3200, CX-5200 and CC-700
  • Fixed problem with Microtek ScanMaker IV
  • Fixed problem with 'Prefs Refresh fast' option
What's new in version 7.6.30
  • Fixed problem with Canon FS4000 infrared cleaning
  • Fixed problem with ScanWit 2740S infrared cleaning
  • Fixed problem with color balance
What's new in version 7.6.29
  • Improved IT8 calibration (correct for color balance)
  • Fixed problem with Epson 2450 and USB on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem starting up when some SCSI devices busy
  • Added 'Prefs Enable raw from disk' option
What's new in version 7.6.28
  • Added diagnostic message if IT8 image misaligned
  • Added 'Prefs Clear before scan' option (set by default)
  • Fixed problem with long startup with Epson 2450 on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem showing density with control key on Mac OS 9/X
What's new in version 7.6.27
  • Fixed problem with some Epson scanners
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III
  • Fixed problem with SprintScan 120
What's new in version 7.6.26
  • Increased scanning speed with Minolta Scan Dual III
  • Increased scanning speed with Canon N-series and LIDE
What's new in version 7.6.25
  • Fixed problem with Canon LIDE black/white scanning
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual II
What's new in version 7.6.24
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III
  • Improved color with Canon N-series and LIDE scanners
  • Improved color with Epson 1250/1260
  • Improved color with UMAX 6400
  • Improved color with HP 5300C/5370C
  • Added support for Epson Perfection 660
What's new in version 7.6.23
  • Increased scanning speed on many Epson scanners
  • Increased range of 'Color Brightness' option
  • Fixed crash when Monaco scanner profiles used
  • Fixed small problem on Mac OS with text in lower left corner
What's new in version 7.6.22
  • Updated number of days of free upgrades in 'About' command
  • Added Standard Edition options when in trial mode
  • Fixed problem with ScanMaker X6
What's new in version 7.6.21
  • Added lower cost Basic Edition
  • Added Standard Edition and Professional Edition
What's new in version 7.6.20
  • Added single-pass multi-scanning for SS120, SS4000+, ArtixScan 4000tf
  • Fixed SprintScan 120 problem
  • Fixed problem with writing 24-bit raw scan files
  • Fixed problem with scanning negatives on HP 5370C
What's new in version 7.6.19
  • Improved infrared cleaning, especially with Kodachrome
  • Added capability to draw crop box outside current crop box
  • Fixed SprintScan 120 problem
  • Fixed Epson Firewire problem
  • Fixed ScanMaker 35t problem
What's new in version 7.6.18
  • Changed 'Crop Region' to 'Crop Preview area' (to make clearer)
  • Added capability to set 'Crop Preview area' to 'Crop box'
  • Fixed problem using scanner ICC profiles with infrared cleaning
What's new in version 7.6.17
  • Improved accuracy of ICC/IT8 calibration
  • Added support for generating synthetic IT8 targets
  • Added support for using IT8 targets without description file
  • Changed generated ICC profiles from absolute to perceptual intent
  • Fixed problem with calibration of some Microtek scanners
What's new in version 7.6.16
  • Improved accuracy of ICC/IT8 calibration
  • Added 'Color Scanner ICC linearize' option
  • Added 'Color Scanner ICC gamma 2.2'
  • Removed Image/Slide/Negative curve options
  • Separated Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X downloads (smaller downloads)
What's new in version 7.6.15
  • Added support for IT8 calibration and scanner ICC files
  • Improved internal ICC profiles (better color accuracy)
What's new in version 7.6.14
  • Improved color accuracy of 'File File color space'
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III and USB 2.0
What's new in version 7.6.13
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III and USB 2.0
  • Fixed problem with some Epson document feeders
  • Fixed text display problem on some older Mac OS 8/9 systems
  • Increased display update speed (reduced 'Prefs Display res (Mpix)')
  • Added lamp turn-off when exiting with UMAX Astra 2100S and 2200
  • Updated Helpful Tips in User's Guide for multi-image flatbed scans
What's new in version 7.6.12
  • Significantly improved infrared cleaning
  • Improved preview speed on some Microtek scanners
  • Fixed problem with three-pass Microtek scanners
  • Fixed auto-focus problem on Canon FS2710
  • Added 'Prefs Multi-thread scan' option
What's new in version 7.6.11
  • Significantly improved infrared cleaning
  • Fixed problem with older Microtek scanners
  • Fixed problem with HP ScanJet 4P
  • Fixed problem with Genius ColorPage-HR5
What's new in version 7.6.10
  • Added support for QuatoGraphic x-finity ultra (Microtek 9800XL)
  • Fixed problem with some Epson USB scanners on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with cursor status not displaying in Scan window
  • Fixed problem changing 'Prefs Option panel width'
  • Changed crop box animation on Windows to previous style
What's new in version 7.6.9
  • Added support for multiple VueScan users on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with Epson 1640SU (GT-8700)
  • Fixed problem with Epson ES-800C (GT-8000)
  • Fixed problem with slow startup on some Epson USB scanners
  • Fixed problem with AGFA DuoScan T2500
  • Added display of crop box width/height when mouse down
  • Added support for some UMAX Automatic Document Feeders
  • Added status feedback when changing colors for display
  • Improved visibility of crop box on Windows
What's new in version 7.6.8
  • Added display of measurements when mouse moved over image
  • Improved support for Microtek and Polaroid scanners
  • Fixed problem with UMAX PowerLook III
  • Fixed problem with status display when 'Scan mode' changes
What's new in version 7.6.7
  • Added 'Files Magnification (%)' option
  • Added 'Crop Lock aspect ratio' option
  • Added support for Microtek ArtixScan 4500t
  • Added support for Polaroid SprintScan 45 Ultra
  • Added 'ECI RGB' color space
  • Added 'More options' to each tab
  • Removed 'Device Option types'
  • Fixed problem with some UMAX Astra 600S/610S scanners
What's new in version 7.6.6
  • Added monitor/printer rendering intent option for color space conversions
  • Fixed problem with Canon LIDE scanners not retracting after scan
  • Fixed problem with B/W scans on Epson 1250/1260 and Canon D660
  • Changed histogram aspect ratio from 4:3 to 5:3
What's new in version 7.6.5
  • Added popup tips when mouse hovers over options
  • Added 'Prefs Enable popup tips' option
  • Fixed problem with Minolta USB 1.1 scanners on Windows
What's new in version 7.6.4
  • Fixed problems with page setup and printer setup
  • Fixed several user interface problems
  • Upgraded to wxWindows 2.4.0 (user interface improvements)

Vuescan Pro Mac

What's new in version 7.6.3
  • Improved grayscale scan speed 3x on Canon LIDE scanners
  • Added 'Auto' option for 'Device Bits per pixel'
  • Improved infrared cleaning
  • Removed serial number display from 'Help About'
What's new in version 7.6.2
  • Added 'Prefs Single tab panel' option (larger image area)
  • Added support for Microtek MTMA transparency adapter
  • Added support for scanning to OmniPage on Mac OS X
  • Fixed problem with 'Color Black point (%)'
  • Fixed slow startup with some Circon scanners
  • Fixed problem with Nikon LS-20/LS-1000 and Firewire->SCSI adapter
  • Improved histograms to display with 2:3 aspect ratio
What's new in version 7.6.1
  • Added support for Nikon LS-10
  • Fixed problem with Minolta Scan Dual III
  • Improved usability of 'Prefs Option panel width'
What's new in version 7.6
  • Added Description and Copyright fields to Files tab
  • Increased scan speed on some Epson scanners
  • Changed a few options to display in basic mode
  • Changed to only display 'Device Scan mode' when necessary
  • Added button for selecting viewer on Windows

Supported Scanners

USB Flatbed scanners supported:
  • All Epson models
  • Canon FB620U, FB630U, FB636U, FB1210U, N650U, N656U, D660U, N670U, N676U, N1220U, N1240U, LIDE 20, LIDE 30
  • HP 2100C, 2200C, 4100C, 5200C, 5300C, 6200C, 6300C, 7400C
  • Microtek X6USB, X12USL, 4700, 5600, 5700, 6700, 6800 (without ICE) and 8700
  • UMAX 3400 (some versions), 5400
  • Most Acer/BenQ, AGFA models
SCSI Flatbed scanners supported:
  • All Epson, Canon, HP, Microtek, UMAX, Linotype-Hell (except Circon), Acer/BenQ, AGFA SnapScan models
  • KYE ColorPage HR5
  • Apple Color OneScanner 600, 1200/30
FireWire Scanners supported:
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  • All Epson, Microtek, UMAX, Linotype-Hell models
  • Nikon LS-4000, LS-8000
  • Polaroid SprintScan 120, 4000+
  • Minolta Scan Elite II, Scan Elite 5400, Scan Multi Pro
USB Film Scanners supported:
  • Nikon CoolScan IV (LS-40)
  • Canon FS4000
  • Minolta Scan Dual II, Scan Dual III, Scan Elite II, Scan Elite 5400
  • HP PhotoSmart S20 (Windows only)
SCSI Film Scanners supported:
  • Nikon LS-10, LS-20, LS-1000, LS-30, LS-2000
  • Minolta QuickScan 35, Scan Dual, Scan Multi, Scan Multi Pro, Scan Speed, Scan Elite
  • Canon FS2700, FS2710, FS4000
  • HP PhotoSmart
  • Acer/BenQ ScanWit 2720S, 2740S
  • Polaroid SprintScan 120, 4000, 35, 35/LE, 35+, 45
  • Epson FilmScan 200
  • Konica Qscan
  • Kodak RFS 2035, RFS 2035 Plus, RFS 3570
PIE Film Scanners supported:
  • Need to first install CyberViewX from www.scanace.com
  • Pacific Image Electronics:
    • PrimeFilm 1800U
    • PrimeFilm 3600SU
    • PrimeFilm 1800AFL
    • PrimeFilm 3600PRO
    • PrimeFilm 2700
    • PrimeFilm 1800LC
    • PowerSlide 3600
    • PrimeFilm 3600PRO3
  • Microtek
    • FilmScan 35
    • FilmScan 1800
    • FilmScan 3600
  • Kodak RFS-3600
  • UMAX PowerLook 180
  • Other OEM distributors:
    • SmartDisk
    • Reflecta
    • Monarch
    • MediaX
Unsupported scanners:
  • All parallel-port models
  • All multifunction units (printer+scanner)
  • Canon FS2720, D1230, D1250, D2400, 5000F, 8000F, 9900F, LIDE 50
  • Epson Perfection 1670 (GT-8400), Perfection 3170 (GT-9400)
  • All UMAX USB models except 3400 (some versions), 5400 and PowerLook 180
  • All Microtek USB models except X6USB, X12USL, 4700, 5600, 5700, 6700, 6800, 8700, FilmScan
  • HP 3300, 3400, 3500, 4200, 4300, 4400, 4500, 5400 and 5500
  • AGFA SnapScan Touch
  • All Lexmark, Artec, Mustek, Primax, Brother, Visioneer models
Please note that these scanners are unsupported for several reasons:
  • Parallel port scanners are unsupported because the commands they use are undocumented by the vendors, are extremely complex and are difficult to reverse engineer.
  • Most other unsupported scanners are parallel-port scanners internally, with an internal USB-parallel converter.
  • The Canon FS2720 is unsupported because it uses a complex USB-SCSI converter internally and requires complex firmware downloads.
  • The other Canon scanners aren't supported because Canon won't document the commands they use, and these commands are too complex to reverse-engineer.
VueScan has preliminary support for raw scan files for thedigital cameras in the following list. However, note thatthe colors will only be accurate if you use an IT8 cameratarget (like the one produced by Wolf Faust) and if youuse VueScan's 'Profile Profile scanner' command to createan ICC file for your camera.

Future versions of VueScan will include built-in supportfor color correction for these files. If you have araw scan file of an IT8 target from one of these cameras,please send e-mail to [email protected] with a description of howto obtain the raw scan file (or attach it if it's lessthan 2 MBytes).

  • Canon PowerShot 600
  • Canon PowerShot A5
  • Canon PowerShot A50
  • Canon PowerShot Pro70
  • Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
  • Canon PowerShot G1
  • Canon PowerShot G2
  • Canon PowerShot G3
  • Canon PowerShot S30
  • Canon PowerShot S40
  • Canon PowerShot S45
  • Canon PowerShot S50
  • Canon EOS D30
  • Canon EOS D60
  • Canon EOS 10D
  • Nikon D1
  • Nikon D1H
  • Nikon D1X
  • Nikon D100
  • Nikon E950*
  • Nikon E990*
  • Nikon E995*
  • Nikon E2500*
  • Nikon E4300*
  • Nikon E4500*
  • Nikon E5000
  • Nikon E5700
  • Olympus E-10
  • Olympus E-20
  • Olympus C5050Z
  • Minolta DiMAGE 5 (untested)
  • Minolta DiMAGE 7 (untested)
  • Minolta DiMAGE 7i
  • Fuji FinePixS2Pro
  • Kodak DCS315C
  • Kodak DCS330C
  • Kodak DCS420
  • Kodak DCS460
  • Kodak DCS460A
  • Kodak EOSDCS3B
  • Kodak EOSDCS1
  • Kodak DCS720X
  • Kodak DCS760C
  • Kodak DCS760M
  • Kodak ProBack
  • Kodak PB645C
  • Kodak PB645H
  • Kodak PB645M
  • Kodak DCS Pro 14n
  • Sigma SD9
*There is aprogram availablethat will enable raw files on these Nikon digital cameras.

Mac OS X Release Notes

You can share one copy of VueScan among multiple Mac OS X usersby putting the VueScan folder into a read-only folder somewhereon the hard drive. This will cause the default folder for eachuser to be that user's 'Pictures' folder. You can share a singleserial number among all users on a Mac OS X system by runningVueScan as root and entering the serial number into the'About' dialog box.

If VueScan doesn't see your scanner on Mac OS X, first makesure that Apple System Profiler can see the scanner. If itdoesn't, try powering off the computer, powering off the scanner,powering on the scanner and then powering on the computer.

If you've installed the Canon software for N-series or LIDEscanners, you need to use the 'System Preferences' 'Login Items',select the ButtonManager for your scanner and press the Remove button.

If you're using an Epson 2400/2450 on Mac OS X, use theFirewire cable if you have problems with long startup timeswith USB.

To usePIE (Pacific Image Electronics) scannerswith VueScan, you need to first installCyberView X(not CyberView 32) in the default location.VueScan uses the CyberView X libraries to control the scanner.

If VueScan hangs when starting up, make sure that you don't havethe Internation Input Menu turned on - this causes problems withVueScan. This is in the International system preferences.Canon N-series and LIDE scanners are powered directly by the USB port.The USB port must provide a power supply of 500 mA. If you plugthe scanner into the USB port on a keyboard or other USB device,the scanner may not work properly. Attach the scanner directlyto a USB port on the computer or to a 500 mA self-powered USB hub.If you find that an N-series or LIDE scanner doesn't work with one ofyour USB ports, try plugging it into the other USB port.

If you're using Mac OS X 10.0.4 or 10.1 with a SCSI scanner, you may need todownload newer Mac OS X SCSI driversDon't install this driver on Mac OS X 10.2 or later, since this can causekernel crashes.

The driver for the beige G3 built-in SCSI has bugs on Mac OS X 10.1which have been fixed in 10.2. The driver for the beige G3 built-inSCSI is included with Mac OS X.

If you don't have a SCSI interface on your Macintosh, many usershave reported success using VueScan with theBelkinFireWire/SCSI Adapter on Mac OS 9.x, 10.1 and 10.2.

If you've installed the beta UMAX OS X scanner software, you'll needto remove the extensions it installed in order to use VueScan.These are stored in /System/Library/Extensions. To temporarilyremove them, just rename the .kext file to .kext.save.

If you're using a Microtech FireSCSI adapter, make sure thatyou're using SCSI ID 0 and that the SCSI termination is correct.

If you're using an Orange Micro 906F SCSI card, make sure it'supgraded to at least firmware version F1.35.

If your scanner has a button on the front andif a program starts up when you press this buttonwhile running VueScan, you need to disable thisbehavior to get VueScan to work properly.To disable button polling on Epson scanners,use 'Epson Scanner Monitor Setup' in the Applemenu (uncheck 'Enable monitoring') or removethe 'Epson Scanner Monitor' extension in Mac OS 9.

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If VueScan doesn't see your scanner on Mac OS 9, first makesure that Apple System Profiler can see the scanner. If itdoesn't, try powering off the computer, powering off the scanner,powering on the scanner and then powering on the computer.

Canon N-series and LIDE scanners are powered directly by the USB port.The USB port must provide a power supply of 500 mA. If you plugthe scanner into the USB port on a keyboard or other USB device,the scanner may not work properly. Attach the scanner directlyto a USB port on the computer or to a 500 mA self-powered USB hub.If you find that an N-series or LIDE scanner doesn't work with one ofyour USB ports, try plugging it into the other USB port.

To usePIE (Pacific Image Electronics) scannersscanner with VueScan, you need to first installCyberView X(not CyberView 32).VueScan uses the CyberView X libraries to control the scanner.

If you don't have a SCSI interface on your Macintosh, many usershave reported success using VueScan with theBelkinFireWire/SCSI Adapter on Mac OS 9.x, 10.1 and 10.2.

If you're using a Firewire or USB scanner on Mac OS 9.x, you may needto remove the extensions installed by the scanner vendor'ssoftware into the system folder. For instance, to get the NikonLS-4000 to work with Mac OS 9.x, remove all the extensions thatbegin with the word 'Nikon' (make sure you reboot with a filmholder inserted into the scanner).

To get the Minolta Scan Elite II to work on Mac OS 9.x, you'll need toremove the following extensions. The extensions for theScan Multi II are similar.

  • DS Elite Library
  • MCM Library
  • MCM Library DS
  • MFSBaseLib2887
  • MFSFWDriver
  • MFSFWExpLoader
  • MFSFWFamily
  • MFSLib2887
To get a Umax Firewire scanner to work on Mac OS 9.x, you'll need toremove the PL3FWIO extension.

If you're using a Microtech FireSCSI adapter, make sure thatyou're using SCSI ID 0 and that the SCSI termination is correct.

If you're using an Orange Micro 906F SCSI card, make sure it'supgraded to at least firmware version F1.35.

If your scanner has a button on the front andif a program starts up when you press this buttonwhile running VueScan, you need to disable thisbehavior to get VueScan to work properly.To disable button polling on Epson scanners,use 'Epson Scanner Monitor Setup' in the Applemenu (uncheck 'Enable monitoring') or removethe 'Epson Scanner Monitor' extension in Mac OS 9.

Several users have reported problems with someversions of the Kaleidoscope extension onMac OS 9. Removing this extension willsolve the problem.

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Windows Release Notes

If you've set up a shortcut to vuescan.exe and are havingproblems, try double-clicking c:vuescanvuescan.exe directly.This will test whether the problem is with the way the shortcutwas set up or whether the problem is with VueScan.

To usePIE (Pacific Image Electronics) scannerswith VueScan, you need to first installCyberView X(not CyberView 32).VueScan uses the CyberView X libraries to control the scanner.

If your scanner has a button on the front andif a program starts up when you press this buttonwhile running VueScan, you have a program runningin the background that you need to stop. To stopthis program, press control-alt-delete, choose thetask manager and use it to stop this program. Oneexample of this is the Epson Status Monitor.

VueScan works on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP, and works withall known SCSI cards. It also works fine withmultiple computers on a single SCSI bus (i.e. dualported access to scanners).

If you're using Windows 2000 or Windows XP and a SCSI scanner andif VueScan doesn't find your SCSI scanner, you may need todownload and install ASPI(you don't need this for USB scanners):

If VueScan won't start and you have Logitech MouseWareor a Logitech keyboard installed, try stoppingEM_EXEC.EXE and/or ITOUCH.EXE. There have been somereports of these two programs causing problems withVueScan. (These two Logitech programs cause problemsfor many other Windows programs as well.) Alternatively,try turning off the 'Smart Move' option in MouseWare.

If you have an ELSA Synergy III graphics card (or possiblyother NVideo graphics cards) and VueScan hangs whenstarting, you may need to disable the Desktop Managerthat comes with the card (the file that causes the problem isnvdesk32.dll).

Linux Release Notes

On Linux, run vuescan from any directory.Your serial number will be stored in '.vuescanrc'in your home directory.

Note thatPIE (Pacific Image Electronics) scannersdo not work with VueScan on Linux becauseCyberView Xisn't available on Linux.VueScan uses the CyberView X libraries to control the scanner.

If you're using Red Hat Linux 8.0 or later, you may needto set up the the environment variable LANG to C. Forinstance, to run VueScan with this set, type:

You need to make sure all of the /dev/sg* devices areread/write accessible. To see what scanners are available,type 'cat /proc/scsi/scsi'.

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Note that the Adaptec AVA-1505 SCSI card doesn'twork with a Nikon film scanner, and will cause ahard bus hang if you use VueScan with it. Thisis due to a bug in the aha152x driver. Another bugin this driver causes junk to be appended to theend of a raw scan when using the PhotoSmart. OtherSCSI cards seem to work fine with VueScan on Linux.

There have also been problems reported with theAdaptec AVA-2904E and the Canon FS2710, althoughthis combination works fine on Windows.

If you want to add or remove scsi devices withoutrebooting your system, use the following commands:To use USB scanners on Linux, you need to load thescanner driver and specify the vendor ID and product IDof the scanner. For instance, to recognize the Canon N670U, use'modprobe scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x220d'. Then type'cat /proc/bus/usb/devices' and make sure 'Driver=usbscanner'is enabled for your scanner.

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If you're using Linux 2.4.12 or later, you don't needto do anything special to have the scanner auto-recognized.

If you're using an earler version of Linux with a USBscanner, set up the SCANNER0 environment variable to pointto /dev/usbscanner or /dev/usb/scanner (it needs to beread/write accessible), set up the SCANVID0 environmentvariable with the USB Vendor ID (VID) and set up theSCANPID0 environment variable with the USB Product ID (PID).You can support up to 8 USB scanners at a time by usingSCANNER1, SCANNER2, SCANVID1, SCANVID2, etc.

Some VID/PID pairs for scanners that VueScan supports are:

For instance, to set up VueScan for the Epson 640, usethe following commands if you're using csh:

or if you're using sh or bash:

Note that you don't need to set up these environment variableson newer Linux kernels.

If you're having problems with USB timeouts (i.e. withthe Nikon CoolScan IV (LS-40), make sure you use the'usb-uhci' (CONFIG_USB_UHCI) module instead of thealternate 'uhci' (CONFIG_UHCI_ALT) module. You might alsoincrease the kernel usb timeout value (CONFIG_USB_LONG_TIMEOUT=y).

Removing VueScan

To remove VueScan, delete the entire directory.There are no files installed elsewhere on thesystem.

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