Enhanced SilverFast Descreening
From Version 6.4.2r4 on, SilverFast uses a completely new descreening in order to remove any screen dots from printed images. The newly developed descreening in SilverFast is able to detect the actual screen of the image automatically. Five different descreening options are now available:
  • Automatic descreening
  • Automatic descreening (intensive)
  • Descreening
  • USM & Descreening
  • Automatic descreening (retain text)
"Automatic descreening", "Automatic descreening (intensive)" and "Automatic descreening (retain text)" are fully automated and are available without any further dialogues.

Descreening is always confronted with the challenge to find out which is the proper screen. Whenever trying to descreen in Photoshop customers will most likely sacrifice image details since the available filters and Photoshop's workflow are not designed specifically for a descreening process.

SilverFast's ingenious descreening uses a Fourier transformation to analyze the screen and also have the scanner select the best possible resolution for the required descreening process.

Descreening will generally cause a slight decrease in sharpness. To compensate for this loss SilverFast has an option to apply Unsharp Masking simultaneously.

Availability
  • Ai Studio versions have the new full functionality including the two full automatics.

  • Ai, DCPro and HDR offer the complete descreening dialogue with preview, manual selection and automatic screen detection. The fully automatic functions are not included.
  • SE Plus offers the descreening dialogue, without preview but with manual screen input and also contains the two automatic descreening options.
  • SE contains the new descreening, the descreening dialogue without preview, but with manual screen input. The two fully automated functions are not available.

SilverFast Highlights

iSRD® improved!
Scratch removal

HDRi new!
HDR + infrared data

Kodachrome new!
Many features

Hot-Folder new!
Image processing in batch mode
 

Frame Detection improved!
Auto Frame

Auto IT8 improved!
Scanner calibration

ICC Printer Calibration improved!
ICC Printer Calibration
 

AutoFrame Alignment improved!
Rotate your images automatically to be horizontally aligned.

USM improved!
Unsharp Masking

more highlights