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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.
Latest SilverFast
Software Release:
8.8.0r5 (June 16th, 2016)
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SilverFast Scanner and Image Processing Software




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Scanning. Proven. Optimized.

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(SilverFast SE, SE Plus, Ai Studio)

This well-known scanner software aims at all those, who want to get the most out of their scanners when creating digital images. Proven and innovative tools.

Learn more about it and why our SilverFast is the world-wide leading software.


Image Processing. Different. Focused.

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(SilverFast HDR, HDR Studio)

HDR Studio is different and this is on purpose. It focuses on the essential functionality of image editing and it masters this perfectly.

Learn more about it and why it is worthwhile to try our alternative.


Scanning & Image Processing. 1+1=3. In one Package.


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The Archive Suite is the complete solution. It provides a unique concept for efficiently digitizing and processing your images.

Learn more about it and why you should trust our Archive Suite.


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Testimonials – Latest Customer Opinions

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George DeWolfe – PHOTOGRAPHY


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Walt Cecil – ETHNOGRAPHICA


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.

Interesting - More info & Movies

Articles & Reviews



« The most innovative change should be the SRDx tool […] he automatic setting is able to detect image defects quickly and reliably. In addition, the premium versions Ai Studio 8.8 and HDR Studio 8.8 contain supplementary tools, which greatly simplify the editing. »

digit! (12/2015)
« Organizations like NASA, Museums and the Getty Foundation all use SilverFast Archive Suite, and I can see why. In my tests, their scratch and dust removal technology (iSRD) greatly outperformed other software often bundled with scanners. »

Outdoor Photography Canada (12/2015)
« 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)
« The good part is that it's among the best known, most widely used, and most capable programs in its category […] SilverFast lets you wring the best possible photo scan quality out of whatever photo scanner you use it with. »

PCMag (10/2014)
« 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



SRDx_31x25pix SilverFast‘s reliable Dust and Scratch Removal now available for black and white film. SRDx features entirely new algorithms to detect and accurately remove defects like dust particles and scratches on color film, negatives and now, for the first time, black and white film, and photographs as well.

More about SRDx …

JobMonitor_31x31pix This App is an iOS monitor for keeping track of scanning and image processing jobs performed by main application SilverFast 8. The App serves as a status monitor for the SilverFast JobManager.

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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.

More about the VLT …

HDRi_31x25pix Формат сырых исходных данных HDRi использует 64-х бит HDRi-цветовые файлы, содержащие всю считываемую информацию изображении, включая данные инфракрасного канала, которые будут использованы для удаление пыли и царапин.

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sf_icon_archive_31x25 Продукт Archive Suite SilverFast был разработан для быстрой и простой архивации слайдов и фотографий. Многократная экспозиция, IT8- калибрация и новый - 64 бит HDRi- формат исходных данных с инфракрасным каналом, обеспечивают оптимальный HDR-Workflow.

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sf_icon_me_31x25 При многократной экспозиции SilverFast, оригинал сканируется дважды при разных экспозициях. Из этих двух отдельных изображений затем вычисляется конечный HDR скан со значительно увеличенным динамическим диапазоном.

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sf_icon_kodachrome_31x25 Калибровка сканера с новым разработанным кодахром IT8-таргетом, делает возможным сканирование кодахром без синего оттенка. Благодаря многократной экспозиции сохраняются все детали, а обнавлённые алгоритмы SRD и iSRD освобождают кодахромы от пыли и царапин.

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sf_icon_isrd_31x25 Мелкие царапины и частицы пыли при сканировании приводят к заметным дефектам изображения. Некоторые сканеры оснащены дополнительным инфракрасным каналом, данные которого с SilverFast iSRD могут использоваться для детектирования и удаления этих дефектов.

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sf_icon_autoit8_31x25 Для воспроизведения истинных цветов сканированных оригиналов, очень важно сначала салибрировать сканнер – с SilverFast достаточно два щелчка мышью. LaserSoft Imaging поставляет высококачественные таргеты IT8 -калибрации собственного производства.

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References

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