Manufacturer: Nikon Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 36.6 KB
Operating System: Windows NT 4, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.6.0 r1 / 26 May 2008
The Nikon LS-50 is a type of imaging device which is designed explicitly to handle the process of scanning photographic films. The process is achieved by directly scanning the target 35 mm film negative into the host computer system's hard drive without the benefit of any intermediate printing routine. This imaging device possesses some advantages when compared to its flatbed counterpart. For one the Nikon LS-50 and its corresponding device driver provides the photographer with better control over the routines of cropping and implementation of aspect ratio in relation to the original image on film. The device driver may also be bundled by the manufacturer with some type of software application that can clear up grains, scratches, and other distortions found on the source image. This particular hardware component also provides the photographer with a way of improving the quality of the original image using different post processing techniques.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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The Nikon LS-50 device driver supports the execution of the various feature sets that have built-in by the manufacturer into the device. Installation of the correct device driver allows the computer user to take advantage of the full 4000 dots per inch true optical resolution capability of the film scanner. It also features a number of proprietary technologies which can only be activated using the manufacturer provided device driver. Essentially there are some instances wherein devices in the same category can be activated by a generic device driver based on the chipsets used. This process only makes the basic function active but not the special features. Consistent with majority of imaging devices the Nikon LS-50 and its associated device driver remain compliant with the TWAIN specifications. This particular hardware component plugs into the Universal Serial Base interface port of the host computer system. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Nikon LS-50 errors before installing any driver updates.