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Product Line: Vision Software

Version: 17.5

Release date: 01-23-2018

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows 10; Windows 8.1; Windows 7 (SP1) 32-bit; Windows 7 (SP1) 64-bit; Windows Embedded Standard 7 (SP1); Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64-bit


NI Vision Acquisition Software allows you to acquire, display, and save images and configure your driver software and hardware. This software includes NI-IMAQ, a free driver for acquiring from parallel digital and Camera Link cameras as well as NI Smart Cameras. The software also features the activation-based NI-IMAQdx driver for acquiring from GigE Vision devices, IIDC-compliant IEEE 1394 cameras, DirectShow-compliant USB devices, USB3Vision cameras and IP cameras. A license for this software is included with all NI vision hardware and all NI vision software licenses, and is also sold separately for applications that do not require image processing or specialized hardware.


  • Added support for LabVIEW NXG 2.0, including GigE Vision-compliant cameras, USB3 Vision-compliant cameras, IIDC/DCAM-compliant IEEE 1394 cameras (no System Designer or Camera Soft Front Panel support), DirectShow-compatible cameras and Basler and Axis IP cameras

Installation Instructions

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 64 bit; Windows 10 32 bit; Windows 8.1 64 bit; Windows 8.1 x86; Windows 7 SP1 64 bit; Windows 7 SP1 x86; Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1; Windows Server 2008 R2 x64; Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


Complete the following steps to install NI Vision Acquisition Software:

Note: You must have administrator access to install the NI Vision Acquisition Software.

  1. Insert the NI Vision Acquisition Software installation media.
  2. If you do not have autorun enabled, double-click autorun.exe. If you have autorun enabled, autorun.exe runs automatically.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

NI-IMAQ and NI-IMAQdx integrate with MAX, the National Instruments utility for configuring and testing your measurement and automation system. The MAX icon appears on your desktop after you install NI Vision Acquisition Software.

Installing from an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle

If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.

Supported hardware

The following devices are supported for use with this download:

  • ISC-1780
  • ISC-1781
  • ISC-1782
  • ISC-1783
  • NI 1483
  • NI PCIe-1427
  • NI PCIe-1429
  • NI PCIe-1430
  • NI PCIe-1433
  • NI PCIe-8231
  • NI PCIe-8235
  • NI PCIe-8252
  • NI PCIe-8254R
  • NI PCIe-8255R
  • NI PXIe-8234
  • NI PXIe-8234 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PCI-1405
  • PCI-1407
  • PCI-1408
  • PCI-1409
  • PCI-1410
  • PCI-1411
  • PCI-1422
  • PCI-1424
  • PCI-1426
  • PCI-1427
  • PCI-1428
  • PCI-8252
  • PCI-8252 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PCI-8254R
  • PCIe-1473R
  • PXI-1405
  • PXI-1407
  • PXI-1408
  • PXI-1409
  • PXI-1411
  • PXI-1422
  • PXI-1424
  • PXI-1428
  • PXI-8231
  • PXI-8231 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PXI-8252
  • PXI-8252 with NI Vision Acquisition Software
  • PXIe-1435

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