« 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. »
« 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. »
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.