Nikon has released Nikon Scan version 3.1.4 for Mac OS X 10.2.

This free 15MB update is designed and written to support Coolscan 8000 ED and 4000 ED and the Coolscan IV LS40 ED film scanners for Mac OS X 10.1.4 and higher.

New features include improvements to scan speed. An Adobe Photoshop plug-in has been included.

There are several fixes, for instance a problem that sometimes caused a failure in scanner recognition when Nikon Scan was launched has been corrected.

Nikon recommends users of Coolscan IV LS40 update their scanner's firmware to version 1.2.0 if their firmware is version 1.1 or earlier. It also advises that there's no need to uninstall any previous version before installing this version.

The update is available for download from Nikon's Web site.