Nikon Coolscan III and OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by kjentring, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. kjentring macrumors newbie

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    Whereas I realize that there just simply is not an update to Nikon's scanning software yet that allows the Coolscan III to be used in an OS X native enviornment, I was wondering if anybody has any luck or solutions towards using a Coolscan III in Classic Mode?

    I've got a user who must get her slide scanner working and does not wish to boot into classic whenever she needs to use it.

    If this is the only solution it is the only solution -- however if anybody has any ideas on getting it to work with classic I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
     
  2. Wry Cooter macrumors 6502

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    I was under the impression that drivers HAD been updated for the Coolscan IV and Coolscan 4000 ED, to some level of OS X, just not Jaguar. You might not ever see a driver for the Coolscan III.

    Here is what Nikon says regarding Jaguar:

    Issues between Apple's newly released Mac OS 10.2 and Nikon Scan, Nikon View and Nikon Capture have been discovered. Nikon is currently testing compatibility between these pieces of software and will post updates or other information as soon as possible.

    Here is what Nikon says about OS X drivers


    Nikon Scan version 3.1.3 for Macintosh OS X

    Support for Macintosh OS X Nikon Scan 3.1.3 is designed and written to support the Coolscan 8000 ED, Coolscan 4000 ED and the Coolscan IV ED scanners under Mac OS X. The LS-2000 and Coolscan III are NOT supported on Mac OS X.

    Translation: buy a new scanner.
     
  3. DavidFDM macrumors regular

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    VueScan

    I use VueScan from Hamrick Software for both my Coolscan III and Linotype-Hell Saphire with an Adaptec SCSI board and it has worked flawlessly under OS X. I like the software much more than the Nikon Software. Ed Hamrick updates like a wild man. You can usually expect an update a week. Sometimes he is just adding more scanner support or specific features for specific scanners but he fixes problems very rapidly. Well worth the $40.00. See versiontracker.com for more reviews.
     
  4. kjentring thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks David!

    Thanks so much! You are a lifesaver.
     
  5. DavidFDM macrumors regular

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