Looking for a copy of Minolta Dimage Scanning software

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by keith_vanden_heuvel, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. I recently picked up a Dimage Scan Multi and have been using Vuescan with it with some mixed results. I would like to compare the workflow and results to the original Dimage software, but the scanner did not come with a copy. Also, Konica Minolta no longer offers it for download as far as I can tell. Would anyone have a copy that they would be willing to share? Or sell? I would need any version that works with the original Scan Multi, not the Multi II, although I have read that this software will work with the original scanner as well. Please let me know if anyone can help out. I am running the scanner on an old Windows 2000 box so a Mac version would not work.

  2. I've got one. Where are you ? What's the best way to get it to you. I could burn it to CD and mail it to you. Or maybe there is someway to email it as an attachment ? If so someone will have to tell me how. I've been running mine on an old XP laptop but a scsi board just arrived that I bought on ebay so I will be attempting to get it working on my Windows 8.1 machine. Not sure how that is going to work out....
    I have had way better results using Silverfast but haven't tried Vuescan though I have it installed in my Windows 8.1 machine...
  3. You can still download the driver software here's the link
    If that doesn't work go to
    and select Product Overview in English then navigate through to Dimage Scanner Series and select the Multi 1 then Software and you're at the driver download page.
    Just a note to other Minolta scanner users, this link also leads to drivers for all other models too.
  4. Just had a look through my cd pile. I also have a copy of Silverfast SE I could pass on. Far superior to the original Minolta software in my opinion. Be advised that as far as I know, neither will run on anything more modern than an XP machine. Though someone may have a way of doing it ? Modern versions of Vuescan are the only way on a modern machine to my knowledge.
  5. Just had a look at Windows 8.1 compatibility site and they do list Silverfast as compatible. I will update when I get around to installing the Adaptec scsi card......
  6. I think that once you get over the steep learning curve with VueScan, you might find it superior to the original manufacturer software, but if you do get a working (on modern machines) version of the Dimage software (or even if you don't), please give us a report back on whether/how it works and how well, especially compared to VueScan.
    I would not expect Silverfast to be notably superior to VueScan, once you get control of the settings in the latter.
    Good luck, and thanks if you do follow-up.
  7. Good luck with the Dimage software. I never liked it and prefer VueScan.
    XP is the last version of Windows that Dimage will work with reliably.
  8. Garth,

    I appreciate the offer! I am in Green bay, Wisconsin. Depending on the size of the software, it could be sent as an e-mail attachment, but I am not sure how large it is. My e-mail is vandkc@yahoo.com. PM me and we can work out the details of the transfer via that channel.
    I will definitely report back as to the comparisons between the two pieces of software once I am able to do so.

    Thanks for all of the responses, I really appreciate the help!
  9. Anthony Oresteen [​IMG], Oct 04, 2014; 02:03 p.m.
    Good luck with the Dimage software. I never liked it and prefer VueScan.
    ^ I find strengths in both programs. First and foremost, only the Minolta software has ICE defect reduction. Vuescan has a proprietory cleaning function, but it's a sorry second, in my experience.
    Also, I like the ability to manually focus with the front knob, this scanner has limited depth-of-focus: warped film in particular tests it's limits, and manual focus can be invaluable.
  10. Keith,
    I have a copy too.
    My personal opinion is that it's better than silver fast.
  11. I love the Dimage and agree with Mendel. Vuscan is a pleasure to use but not great on dust and scratches. Dimage is a good reason to get a vintage Mac or Windows computer, preferably a laptop. Warning: Dimage will NOT work with iMacs.
  12. Thanks for all of the responses. Garth was kind enough to send a copy my way through the mail. I will post outcomes, impressions, and comparisons once I receive the software.
  13. Bumping an old thread to see if the Minolta Dimage software is still floating around. Just picked up a new-in-box 5400.

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