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LaserSoft Imaging, founded in 1986, is worldwide known as a pioneer of scanner and digital imaging software. SilverFast is the standard in the field of Scanning and Archiving Software, featuring powerful highlights like fully automatic IT8 Calibration and Multi-Exposure function (both patented). The printing solution PrinTao 8 has great success in the area of Large Format Printers since 2013.
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Preserve your Memories and scan your Photos, Slides and Film in brilliant Quality using SilverFast Scanner Software

With the latest release SilverFast has become much faster and more efficient, while various image calculations have been significantly optimized. You can work up to 25% "faster", a true Performance Boost! During the introduction period of 25 days, we are offering a discount of 25% for the premium editions of SilverFast Ai Studio 8.5 and Archive Suite 8.5.*


SilverFast Ai Studio 8.5

SilverFast Ai Studio is a professional scanner software containing the most extensive functionality. A variety of intelligent automatics ensures maximum quality and safety. The patented and award-winning Multi-Exposure increases the scanner's Dynamic Range, removes natural image noise and provides more details. This software is the right choice, if you know that you want to optimize your analog originals directly with the scanning process.


SilverFast Archive Suite 8.5

SilverFast Archive Suite (consisting of Ai Studio and HDR Studio) is the comprehensive archiving solution for quickly and easily digitizing your images. The actual scanning process and the image optimization process can be separated. This software package is particularly suitable for users who want to scan hundreds or more of analog originals such as photos, slides, filmstrips, or negatives.



* Note: The promotional period ends on October 11th, 2015. This promotion discount cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Scanner Manufacturers – Supported Devices


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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

« Using the SilverFast 64-bit HDRi feature, digital images of slides and negatives suitable for archiving can be achieved without any expert knowledge. …
Tip: Save money by purchasing scanner and image editing software as a bundle. »

PC Magazin (01/2015)
« 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)

Special Feature

VLT_31x25pix The SilverFast VLT is a Virtual Light Table, a kind of image file browser for scanned images. The VLT is used for selecting the desired scans for image optimization in batch mode quickly and well-arranged.

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HDRi_31x25pix 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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sf_icon_archive_31x25 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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sf_icon_me_31x25 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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sf_icon_kodachrome_31x25 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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sf_icon_isrd_31x25 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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sf_icon_autoit8_31x25 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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