Sets the Standard for Scanner Software: SilverFast 8



Professional Scan Results for brilliant Images

LaserSoft Imaging is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software. Numerous companies, institutions, museums and professional photographers are using the often arwarded core product SilverFast 8.

The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration.

Many international photo magazines have reviewed SilverFast 8 and they all have one thing in common – they are excited about quality and handling!
Read all
press reviews here.
LaserSoft Imaging is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software. Numerous companies, institutions, museums and professional photographers are using the often arwarded core product SilverFast 8.

The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration.

Numerous international photo magazines have reviewed SilverFast 8 and they all have one thing in common – they are excited about quality and handling!
Read all
press reviews here.
LaserSoft Imaging is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software. Numerous companies, institutions, museums and professional photographers are using the often arwarded core product SilverFast 8.

The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration.

Numerous international photo magazines have reviewed SilverFast 8 and they all have one thing in common – they are excited about quality and handling!
Read all
press reviews here.
LaserSoft Imaging is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software. Numerous companies, institutions, museums and professional photographers are using the often arwarded core product SilverFast 8.

The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration.

Numerous international photo magazines have reviewed SilverFast 8 and they all have one thing in common – they are excited about quality and handling!
Read all
press reviews here.
LaserSoft Imaging is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software. Numerous companies, institutions, museums and professional photographers are using the often arwarded core product SilverFast 8.

The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration.

Numerous international photo magazines have reviewed SilverFast 8 and they all have one thing in common – they are excited about quality and handling!
Read all
press reviews here.

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Scanner Manufacturers – Supported Devices

Canon


The scanners of Japanese manufacturer Canon are predominantly flatbed scanners, which often also feature transparency units for scanning film material.

Epson


Epson flatbed scanners are suitable for digitizing documents and photographs as well as for scanning slides, negatives and film strips using an integrated transparency unit.

Microtek


Microtek produces film scanners and primarily flatbed scanners (up to DIN A3 size) since many years. Some of the flatbed scanners include film scanning capabilities.

Minolta


Especially with their DiMAGE scanner series, Minolta has developed several successful film scanners, which are still in use today and convince with good scanning results.

Nikon


For scanning slides and negatives the discontinued devices of Japanese Nikon CoolScan brand are still among the most popular and highest quality scanners.

PIE


As a long standing film and slide scanner developer, the Taiwanese company of Pacific Image Electronics is still on the scanner market with current devices today.

Plustek


Scanner manufacturer Plustek serves the worldwide market successfully with a variety of flatbed, book and film scanners (from small slide to medium format).

reflecta


German company of reflecta develops film and slide scanners of convincing quality since many years. reflecta distributes its products primarily in Europe.

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Articles & Reviews



« SilverFast Ai Studio 8 is probably the best scanning software currently available, offering plenty of control on all aspects of the scanning process. »

Amateur Photographer (10/2013)
« ... As it is possible to do several tasks simul-taneously and perform batch scans, this tool [SilverFast 8] seems entirely appropriate for demanding professional requirements. ... »

Photophiles Magazine (04/2012)

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« SilverFast from German software company LaserSoft Imaging, Kiel has a leading position in this field for years and is the undisputed number one in terms of quality. The new "Ai Studio 8" version is designed for professionals, but equally intended for amateurs, […] »

fine art printer (02/2012)
« With the WorkflowPilot, scanner software SilverFast provides an expedient tool, […] intelligent methods such as Multi-Exposure get the most out of any original. »

digit! (01/2012)

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« The new SilverFast 8 from LaserSoft Imaging comes up with new practical and valuable features. There is really nothing to complain about, […] With this software, LaserSoft Imaging will surely strengthen its market leader position, if not expand it even further. »

PHOTO PRESSE (10/2011)
« There are plenty of reasons to use the new SilverFast 8. Using this software, easily allows to let scanned image appear in new glance. The possibilities offered by the new SilverFast 8 are really versatile. »

psd PHOTOSHOP Magazine (10/2011)
« Easy handling and results in professional quality are two of the main reasons for the popularity of this software in the various areas of application. »

Desktop Dialog (09/2011)

Special Feature



The usual blue cast is eliminated by calibrating the scanner with a newly developed SilverFast Kodachrome IT8 target. Multi-Exposure prevents any details from getting lost and the improved SRD & iSRD algorithms free Kodachrome slides from dust and scratches.

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Using SilverFast's Multi-Exposure the original gets scanned twice at different exposure values. From these two scans SilverFast then calculates the final high quality HDR-Scan with a considerably increased Dynamic Range (contrast spread).

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The SilverFast Archive Suite was designed for archiving slides and photos in a quick and straightforward way. Multi-Exposure, IT8 calibration and the new 64bit HDRi RAW data format with infrared channel allow an optimum HDR workflow.

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The SilverFast HDRi RAW data format uses 64bit HDRi color files, that contain all readable image information. This includes the information of the infrared channel, which's data can be used for dust and scratch removal.

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For a true color image rendition of scanned originals it's important to initially calibrate the scanner - with SilverFast two mouse clicks will do. Therefore LaserSoft Imaging manufactures high-quality IT8 targets in own production.

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While scanning a slide, even the smallest scratches and dust particles become aberrations, that can't be ignored. Some scanners feature an additional infrared channel, which's data can be used by SilverFast iSRD for defect detection and elimination.

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References

West Coast Imaging Plustek Leica Canon Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Swiss National Bank Fachhochschule Hannover Biozentrum, University of Basel Reflecta The National Theater of Korea
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