Versions History 6.4.2r9 - 6.1.0r1
Newer versions development history


Changes in Version 6.4.2r9: (10/05/2005)
  • SilverFast options: changes weren't saved any longer - fixed.
  • JobManager:
    • While using the JM, an error message appeared mistakenly "Movies couldn't be find on CD" - fixed.
    • When overwriting a saved job with new images, refreshing the old previews to show the newly added images didn't succeed - fixed.
  • Pacific Image Electronics (PIE):
    • Primefilm 3600u: is now supported by SilverFast.
  • Reflecta:
    • Crystalscan 7200: couldn't be serialised under Windows 98 and Millenium - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.4.2r7/6.4.2r8: (09/29/2005)
  • GANE: didn't work for greyscale scans - fixed.
  • Descreening: Sharpening for preview and endscan now identical.
  • PrinTao: Elements near the bottom of a portrait orientated print page, are now correctly moved into the visible print area, if the orientation of the print page is changed to landscape.
  • Epson:
  • Heidelberg:
    • Topaz: Final version available (not for downloading; please don't hesitate to contact our sales department).
Changes in Version 6.4.2r6: (09/29/2005)
  • JobManager: corrected minor displaying errors.
  • Maximum number of lines possible to scan increased.
  • iSRD: white scans as results of combining iSRD, batch mode, auto adjust, AACO and scanning to Photoshop - fixed.
  • Microtek:
Changes in Version (6.4.2r3-)6.4.2r5a: (08/25/2005)
  • PrinTao:
    • PrinTao is the new professional printing function of SilverFast Ai Studio, SilverFast DCPro Studio and SilverFast HDR Studio, introducing layout-functionality for images and text.
  • New, improved descreening now with intelligent automatic:
    • We improved our de-screening to a new level: the scanned screen can be automatically detected and we eliminate all artifacts introduced from the printed dots in this new high-end de-screening solution.
  • Heidelberger/Linotype:
    • Topaz, Topaz2, Topaz2+, Topaz iX:
      • now supported by SilverFast as a BETA demo, give it a try !.
  • Batch Scan and Job Manager:
    • We added new File numbering/naming Features to these Tools.
  • Automatic Sharpness:
    • We added this Feature (known from the SE Versions) to all Ai Versions as addition to the manual Sharpness.
  • Multiple Monitor Support:
    • SilverFast didn't use the size of the second monitor correctly to resize the window. - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.4.2r2a/b: (07/14/2005)
  • All SilverFast products, 6.4.2r2 only:
    • From a certain file size on, corrupt TIFF images were created - fixed for Macintosh with the update release 6.4.2r2a, for Windows with 6.4.2r2b.
Changes in Version 6.4.2r2: (07/07/2005)
  • SF_Launcher:
    • If SilverFast is started via SF_Launcher, the SF_Launcher window will be hidden while SilverFast is running.
  • JobManager:
    • Resilience improved.
  • VLT:
    • When switching back to VLT from SilverFast edit mode, the scroll position in the VLT is now being recalled.
    • When maximised, the VLT window didn't remember its correct position - fixed.
  • DCPro (Studio), DC-VLT, HDR Studio:
    • (Win) Fast update of brightness and contrast for eight-bit-images and CameraRAW images without white balance profile didn't include SCC and ACR - fixed.
    • Raw files without white balance profiles are now as bright as their counterparts with white balance profiles.
    • About 50 new raw file formats understood by the new and improved raw conversion engine.
  • DCPro (Studio), DC-VLT, HDR (Studio):
    • SilverFast could crash when loading EXIF information from damaged files - fixed.
    • SilverFast now reads the used gamma value in 48 bit TIFF files written by SilverFast Ai or SE (HDR mode) for exact brightness.
    • Corrected loading of images from RawShooter and OpticsPro.
  • Canon:
    • Canoscan 9950F:
      • (Win) A "zig-zag" effect with stripes parallel to the scan direction was visible on the image edges for highest resolution scans - fixed.
  • Epson:
    • Epson Perfection 4990:
      • Doing negative scans with ICE activated resulted in totally red scans - fixed.
  • Leaf:
    • Leafscan 45:
      • More and enhanced Negafix profiles.
  • PIE / Reflecta:
    • PIE Primefilm 3650u, Reflecta CrystalScan 3600:
      • Combination of ICE and rotation resulted in output data being rotated in the opposite direction - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.4.2r1: (06/16/2005)
  • SilverFast TWAIN does now also work with Adobe Acrobat 6 and 7.
  • ICC input matching: The quality of the input color matching was enhanced.
  • SC2G (selective color to grey): When using "Factors" instead of the "Grey Matrix 6" in SC2G, the histogram erroneously could show gaps and spikes - fixed.
  • JobManager: SCC (selective color correction) changes weren't copied between JobManager entries - fixed.
  • Ai Studio, DC-VLT, DCPro (Studio), HDR (Studio):
    • (Mac) Enhanced zoom function: With Tiger it wasn't possible to move the frame inside the zoom navigator correctly - fixed.
  • DC-VLT, DCPro (Studio), HDR (Studio):
    • VLT:
      • If "preview in album" had been selected as a setting option for the VLT, SilverFast would crash when it was re-opened - fixed.
      • VLT did display wrong thumbnails for LZW images (the same thumbnail for all images) - fixed.
      • (Mac) CMD clicking in VLT and PrinTao works again.
    • IPTC data:
      • IPTC data of multiple files can be edited at the same time.
      • IPTC data can be applied to and copied between multiple files.
  • Agfa Snapscan 1236S:
    • Speedup final scan at 600dpi and 1200 dpi by approx. 100%.
  • HP Scanjet 4c, Scanjet 6100c:
    • (Mac) Depending on SCSI cabling SilverFast could crash on launch - fixed.
  • Leafscan 45 now supported.
  • some Plustek and PIE scanners:
    • SRD:
      • The feature to remove longish scratches was reactivated for scanners that do not support iSRD (infrared scanning to find image defects).
    • Multi-Sampling:
      • Combining focus and multi-sampling tools could lead to unsharp scans - fixed.
  • Polaroid Sprintscan 120:
    • Combining focus and multi-sampling tools could lead to unsharp scans - fixed.
    • Offset tool was deactivated because scanner firmware does not enable this feature, too.
  • Umax Powerlook III, 2100XL, 3000:
    • (Win) Scans over 600 dpi in line-art mode weren't possible - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r9: (05/31/2005)
  • Under > Options > Specials the HiRePP feature can now be activated and deactivated.
  • SilverFast supports downloading of Movies or PDF guides that aren't already present on the system right from within SilverFast.
  • Studio versions:
    • Some minor fixes to the clone tool.
    • New zoom function does now allow for changing between scan frames if more than one is within the zoom preview.
    • Optimised internal workflow if iSRD and the new multi-sampling option are used in combination.
  • Agfa and Microtek:
    • With certain scanners, either prescan or scan or both would invariably result in "cannot calibrate" error message - fixed.
  • Epson scanners:
    • The option "Scan: draft" does now also disable the automatic exposure for even faster scans.
  • Minolta:
    • Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II:
  • PIE scanners:
    • Under certain conditions, SilverFast would crash during scanner's lamp warm-up phase - fixed.
  • PrinTao:
    • Images are rotated automatically if necessary when drawn to the preview.
  • Reflecta / Braun / PIE:
    • DigitDia / Multimag SlideScan / PowerSlide model scanners:
      • Single image scan avoids image orientation detection and scans the set scan frame.
      • Handling of user-defined and saved scan frame settings (on the general tab of the main dialogue) improved.
  • Umax:
    • Powerlook III / Powerlook 2100XL:
      • Improved scan results for line-art images.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r8: (05/09/2005)
  • Support for automatic installation of the SilverFast plug-in into Photoshop 9 / CS 2.
  • (Win) SE plus and Studio versions:
    • SilverFast offers through means of intelligent algorithms multi-sampling even for scanners that do not have this function implemented in their hardware.
  • Reflecta / Braun:
    • Reflecta DigitDia 4000 / Braun Multimag SlideScan 4000:
      • The new iSRD solution supports the infrared channel to automatically remove image defects caused by dust and scratches.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r6/r7: (05/02/2005)
  • Apple's Macintosh OS X 10.4 (aka "Tiger") is supported from SilverFast 6.4.1r7d onwards.
  • Print dialogue:
    • (Mac) Possibility to add only EXIF information concerning exposure.
  • (Mac) SE plus and Studio versions:
    • SilverFast offers through means of intelligent algorithms multi-sampling even for scanners that do not have this function implemented in their hardware.
  • DC and HDR versions:
    • (Win) Fix in the renamer tool for renaming JPEG images.
    • (Win) In the EXIF dialogue, the "return" key now inserts a line feed, the "enter" key still closes the dialogue.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r5: (04/08/2005)
  • Canon:
Changes in Version 6.4.1r4: (03/16/2005)
  • Help text improvements.
  • Studio versions:
    • Print dialogue:
      • Free movable text feature implemented.
      • Image index order can now be changed.
      • The print preview now is a separate window and can be moved and maximized independently.
      • Further minor layout changes to the print dialogue GUI.
  • Epson:
    • When importing line-art scans to Photoshop, it took a long time after the scan until the image finally appeared in Photoshop - fixed.
    • (Mac) Scans with >1000 lines with Epson 10000 XL under OS 9 (only!) would cause SilverFast to freeze when connected via firewire and scanning in 48 bits of color mode - fixed.
  • Kaiser / Praktica:
    • (Mac) Scan 2000 does now work with OS X under SCSI.
  • Microtek:
    • Line-art scans were always positive, even in negative mode - fixed.
  • Nikon:
    • MAID scanners:
      • Now it can be switched between MA-21 and SA-20/30 holders without having to leave SilverFast.
      • Reddish differences between pre- and final scan in Negafix mode - fixed.
    • LS-30:
      • Color cast using negatives if calibrated before (only for 8 bit scanners) - fixed.
  • Reflecta:
    • Digitdia 4000: now supported.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r3: (02/25/2005)
  • The histogram of the picture settings window does now display the values of the Midpip tool.
  • It is now possible to zoom into the histogram.
  • A logarithmic presentation of the histogram is now available.
  • (Win) Enhanced print dialogue: Now matches the Mac version, with the rotatable free text ability with transparency. Text searchable, selectable, and editable text inside of the PDF.
  • Agfa:
    • F40, Duoscan T2500:
      • Scanner lamp can be put out automatically after a period of time defined by the user.
  • Hewlett-Packard:
    • Scanjet 8200:
      • Line-art scans of negatives delivered overall black images - fixed.
  • LaCie:
    • Bluescan 42:
      • Scanner lamp can be put out automatically after a period of time defined by the user.
  • Microtek:
    • ScanMaker 8700, 9600XL, 9700, 9800XL:
      • Scanner lamp can be put out automatically after a period of time defined by the user.
    • ScanMaker 9800XL:
      • If the scanner has a firmware version 1.36 or higher, draft prescan is now an available option.
  • Nikon:
    • LS-1000:
      • Prescan was simply black - fixed.
    • (Win) LS-5000:
      • A scan or prescan performed after a prior scan with 4000 DPI or a scan with ICE could crash SilverFast - fixed.
  • PIE:
    • 3650 models:
      • Fix for disrupted gradation curves in 24 bit color scans.
  • Quato:
    • X-finity:
      • Scanner lamp can be put out automatically after a period of time defined by the user.
  • Reflecta / Braun / PIE:
    • Reflecta DigitDia 3600 / Braun Multimag SlideScan 3600 / PIE PowerSlide 3600:
      • In batch scanning mode it is now possible to define the frame size to scan for landscape and portrait orientation with two new pop-ups in the "General" panel.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r2: (01/28/2005)
  • Changes to preview lightness (options > general) lead to crashes if no preview was there - fixed.
  • Language corrections to German and Portuguese versions.
  • All TWAIN plug-ins:
    • Importing rotated images directly into the Photoshop Elements 3.0 Organizer didn't work as intended because of a bug in the PSE3 Organizer - work-around implemented.
  • Ai Studio:
    • Printing progress bar corrected for multi-page printouts.
  • Ai (Studio), HDR (Studio), DC Pro (Studio):
    • (Mac) In certain circumstances color cast in 48 bit modes occurred - fixed.
  • HDR (Studio), DC-VLT, DC Pro (Studio):
    • Changing IPTC information in multiple files simultaneously possible now.
    • White balance for non RAW files in SRD and USM previews sometimes slightly different from final result - corrected.
  • HDR Studio, DC Pro (Studio):
    • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II now supported.
    • Files generated by CaptureOne are no longer interpreted as RAW files and can now be read by SilverFast.
  • Epson:
    • F3200:
      • Possible color mismatches in 48 bit modes - fixed.
  • Nikon:
    • LS-8000, LS-9000:
      • If focus preview had been canceled, sometimes deactivation of auto-focus occurred - fixed.
      • Film transport optimized for use with the film offset tool.
  • PIE:
    • Some scanners in the AFL plug-in:
      • Exposure dialogue now available.
Changes in Version 6.4.1r1: (01/17/2005)
  • (Mac) JobManager:
    • Sometimes SilverFast crashes after editing job entries - fixed.
    • Even if nothing was changed to job entries, entering and leaving the edit mode caused SilverFast to ask whether changes should be saved - fixed.
  • (Win) Enhanced Printing Dialogue:
    • Area of printed image was (sometimes) black - fixed.
    • Image index was wrong - fixed.
  • The following scanners are now supported by the AFL plug-in:
    • Kodak RFS 3600
    • Reflecta RPS 3600
    • Umax PowerLook 180
  • Epson:
    • 4180:
      • (Mac) Functionality problems under OS X fixed.
    • FS 3200:
      • (Win) 6.4.1r1a fixes an issue with color mismatch with 48 bits of channel.
  • Microtek:
    • ScanMaker i700:
      • (Mac) prescan improved.
  • Reflecta / Braun / PIE:
    • Reflecta DigitDia 3600 / Braun Multimag SlideScan 3600 / PIE PowerSlide 3600:
      • Slide magazine moved irregularly - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.4.0r9: (12/14/2004)
  • Nikon:
    • LS50: improved prescan.
  • Bugfix for film scanner versions: Wrong icon for overview.
Changes in Version 6.4.0r7/r8: (12/03/2004) Changes in Version 6.4.0r6: (11/29/2004) Changes in Version 6.4.0r5: (11/16/2004)
  • A histogram of the image data visible in the preview window is now displayed in the picture settings dialogue.
  • Magnifier tool in the VLT is now connected to mouse cursor position.
  • Icons on the preview window look better.
  • Studio and feature upgrade versions:
    • AACO dialogue couldn't be resized anymore - fixed.
    • Enhanced printing dialogue now also fits on 1024x786 monitors.
  • DC Pro Studio, DC Pro:
Changes in Version 6.4.0r4: (11/03/2004)
  • Rotation speed of files after scanning increased.
  • Behaviour of highlight eyedropper fool-proofed.
  • Auto-contrast now resets on alt-clicking the image automatic button.
  • Scan frame did not stay in its place when switching to and fro between zoom and normal view under certain conditions - fixed.
  • Improvements on dialogues in Spanish versions.
  • Fixed a minor problem with Negafix and 24 bits of colors output.
  • Implemented progress bar for each image printed from enhanced printing dialogue.
  • DC Pro Studio, HDR Studio, DC Pro, HDR:
    • Kodak files containing GPS information in EXIF header could possibly crash SilverFast on reading these files - fixed.
    • SRD preview had some minor problems - fixed.
  • DC Pro Studio, DC Pro:
    • Camera raw profiles can now be generated from any number of calibration shots.
    • Improved handling of over-exposure.
    • Usage of new DC Pro target possible with the calibration tool.
Changes in Version 6.4.0r2/r3: ((09/16/2004)/) (10/27/2004)
  • Studio and feature upgrade versions:
    • USM dialogue flickered - fixed.
    • Some minor problems with the clone tool elimated.
    • Reset works with clone tool.
  • DC Pro Studio, HDR Studio, DC Pro, HDR:
    • Renaming and importing tools now also copy THM and JPG files connected with certain raw files.
    • Added pop-up for rendering intent of proof profile.
    • Faster scrolling of thumbnails in VLT.
    • Faster loading of thumbnails out of cache (improved by 30%).
    • Smoother IT8 mask.
Changes in Version 6.4.0r1: (09/10/2004)
(only available with DC Pro, DC Pro Studio, HDR, and HDR Studio)
  • DC Pro Studio: new product available.
  • HDR Studio: new product available.
  • DC Pro Studio, HDR Studio: Both "Studio" versions come with these brand new features
    • AACO - Auto Adaptive Contrast Optimisation
    • Clone Tool
    • USM PLUS - enhanced unsharp masking tool
    • Automatic image import with re-naming function
    • Conversion of RAW data as a background process
    • support for JPEG 2000 file format
    • enhanced print dialog within the virtual light table
  • DC Pro, HDR: Users of SilverFast DCPro and HDR can purchase and then download the new features SilverFast AACO, the Clone Tool and the extended print dialog with the unsharp mask as an upgrade.
Changes in Version 6.2.3r7/r8: (12/03/2004)
  • Braun / Reflecta / PIE:
    • Braun MultiMag 3600, Reflecta DigitDia 3600, PIE PowerSlide 3600: fixes for forward / backward button.
    • Braun MultiMag 3600, Reflecta DigitDia 3600, PIE PowerSlide 3600: There's a new option under 'Options' > 'Special' called "orientation detection".
      When activated, the automatic orientation detection will be performed after a prescan, and also in batch mode. It will set the frame to a fixed frame depending on the detected orientation.
      When switched off, the currently active frame will be used for every scan in batch mode (in this case, slides need to be sorted so that they do have the same orientation).
Changes in Version 6.2.3r6: (11/29/2004)
  • Canon:
    • Canon FS4000US - stability increased.
  • Microtek:
    • (Mac) Microtek Astra 6400: enhanced resilience to "error to scan start - cannot calibrate".
Changes in Version 6.2.3r5: (11/16/2004)
  • Enhanced print dialogue: improved functionality regarding zoom and rotation.
  • Epson:
    • Epson Expression 10000XL: maximum resolution now correctly displayed.
    • Epson PhotoPC F-3200 now supported by SilverFast.
Changes in Version 6.2.3r4: (11/03/2004)
  • Rotation speed of files after scanning increased.
  • Behaviour of highlight eyedropper fool-proofed.
  • Auto-contrast now resets on alt-clicking the image automatic button.
  • Scan frame did not stay in its place when switching to and fro between zoom and normal view under certain conditions - fixed.
  • Improvements on dialogues in Spanish versions.
  • Fixed a minor problem with Negafix and 24 bits of colors output.
  • Implemented progress bar for each image printed from enhanced printing dialogue.
  • (Mac OS 9) Problem with SilverFast Optimization Dialogue fixed.
  • DC-VLT:
    • Kodak files containing GPS information in EXIF header could possibly crash SilverFast on reading these files - fixed.
    • SRD preview had some minor problems - fixed.
  • Epson:
    • Epson GT 15000 could only scan a small area - fixed.
    • Epson Perfection 4870 crash with ICE scans (only in 6.2.3r3) - fixed.
  • Microtek:
    • Microtek ScanMaker s400 now supported.
    • Microtek i700: ICE now supported by SilverFast.
    • (Mac) Improved resilience to avoid "Cannot send 'Set Window' command" that occured under certain conditions.
    • (Mac) all Powerlook models: enhanced resilience to "error to scan start - cannot calibrate".
Changes in Version 6.2.3(r1/r2/)r3: (10/27/2004)
  • Printing files larger than 4000 pixels in horizontal direction could crash SilverFast - fixed.
  • (Mis-)using the new zoom function together with the rotation tool in a way that the scan frame is not (fully) displayed could corrupt the densitometer - fixed.
  • Multi-sampling option (two passes) to reduce color noise added to SilverFast Ai for all scanners.
  • DC-VLT:
    • Renaming and importing tools now also copy THM and JPG files connected with certain raw files.
    • Added pop-up for rendering intent of proof profile.
    • Faster scrolling of thumbnails in VLT.
    • Faster loading of thumbnails out of cache (improved by 30%).
  • Microtek:
    • (Mac) Microtek Powerlook 1000: enhanced resilience to "error to scan start - cannot calibrate".
Changes in Version 6.2.2r2: (09/16/2004)
  • Movies can be played in other languages than English(if given movie is available in that language).
  • (Win) EXIF information is written to JPEG and TIFF files.
  • DC-VLT, DC Pro, HDR:
    • It is now possible to save the settings in the picture settings dialogue.
    • Reads IPTC meta data from raw files.
    • When "Display Exif Data" is selected for magnifier, EXIF is always displayed, even when preview is shown in overview or album.
    • Time consuming refreshes (e.g. for noise filters) to the preview accelerated.
    • Refresh thumbnails in album deletes thumbnails of none existent files.
    • Activating preview from the overview directly after opening SilverFast could in some cases crash SilverFast - fixed.
    • Favorites in the navigator possible (aliases are displayed in italics).
    • Drag&drop into the finder to navigator now possible.
  • Epson: Perfection 3200: In some case the generic profile couldn't be found - fixed.
  • Microtek: Scanmaker 5700: There now is a SilverFast SE version available for this scanner.
  • Plustek: Support for latest drivers from Plustek implemented.
Changes in Version 6.2.2r1: (09/09/2004)
  • If the automatic image adjustment was used in the JobManager, the prescan was displayed on the top left of the screen - fixed.
  • Improved help texts for the CMS panel.
  • (Win) Exposure had only a minor effect upon grayscale images - improved.
  • (Win) Area around scan frame(s) in the preview window can now be customized to be darker or lighter.
  • (Mac) Preview in SRD dialogue no longer available - fixed.
  • (Mac) Introduced new check for sufficient memory in Mac OS 9.
  • (Mac) Problem with rotation in line-art mode - fixed..
  • DC-VLT, DC Pro, HDR:
    • (Win) speedup of PSD file header reading.
    • (Win) able to open Creo DT files.
    • (Win) stability of JobManager further improved.
    • (Mac) Masks for red-eye and SCC tools improved.
    • (Mac) SCC accelerated by using Altivec.
    • (Mac) Help texts in the USM dialogue improved.
    • (Mac) Automatic image adjustment accelerated by using Altivec.
  • DC Pro:
    • (Win) Supports raw data format of Canon EOS 1D Mark II.
    • (Mac) Errors reading raw data files from Canon 1DS Rohdaten - fixed.
  • Epson:
    • Epson 10000XL: (Win) scan bed size too small - fixed.
    • Epson F3200: (Win) now supported by SilverFast.
  • Reflecta: Reflecta Digitdia 3600: (Win) In certain cases IT8 calibration would crash - fixed.
  • Umax: Umax Powerlook III: There now is a SilverFast SE version available for this scanner.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r9: (08/20/2004)
  • Anti-aliasing interpolation is now set as standard method for all versions of SilverFast
  • Ai (generally): (Mac) numbering of files in batchscan mode corrected
  • HDR:
    • improved resilience to files with damaged EXIF headers
    • (Win) added possibility to choose between Negafix profiles generated for different sources (i.e. scanners)
  • Agfa: certain firmware versions of Arcus II scanners experienced color offsets - Fixed.
  • Epson: reflective scan-area was halved horizontally and vertically - Fixed.
  • PIE/Braun/Reflecta: revised implementation for PIE PowerSlide / Braun Multimag SlideScan / Reflecta DigitDia 3600
Changes in Version 6.2.1r7/6.2.1r8: (08/11/2004)
  • SilverFast SE now features real HDR output along with support for ICC input profiles. A CMS panel was added in the option dialogue if an appropriate profile is found during startup. The installed input profile will be chosen by default.
    Users can now chose their internal color working space profile.
  • more and improved tool tips for buttons
  • enhanced print dialogue further improved
  • Virtual AutoPip can now also be used for the corrected 16 bit output
  • (Win) noise filters optimized by use of SSE
  • (Win) RGB to LAB conversion optimized by use of SSE
  • HDR:
    • (Mac) SilverFast features a completely new zoom tool with improved functionality and ease of use.
    • export of selected images in the VLT now possible
    • (Mac) IPTC support for renamer tool and auto-import
    • (Win) it is now possible to drap&drop from the overview to any folder
    • (Win) under Win ME the VLT auto-import did access the floppy drive even without diskette inserted - fixed.
  • Epson:
    • SilverFast Ai for some Epson scanners now features a default input scanner profile for the corresponding scanner. SilverFast Ai for Epson scanners will chose the manufacturers generic input profile by default if a default SilverFast input profile is not available. Please note that this new procedure will increase the quality of a scan compared to a non-profiled scan significantly. The default SilverFast input profile provided with the installation can not outperform an individually created ICC-Profile.
  • Heidelberg/PFU:
    • (Mac) (DL)2400(XL): scanners with certain firmwares couldn't interprete gradation curves correctly which led to color casts - fixed.
    • (Mac) (DL)2400(XL): scanners with certain firmwares did send incorrect "ready" messages to SilverFast which led to batchscan problems - fixed.
  • Nikon:
    • (Mac) SilverFast crashed when the folder
      "/Users/(your username)/Library/Preferences/Nikon/Scanners" was not available - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r6: (07/14/2004)
  • (Mac) Profile name and profile description for output profile is displayed when ColorSync is selected for output and mouse is moved over empty areas in the floating densitometer. This function didn't work on OSX and is reestablished now.
  • Microtek:
    • (Mac) SilverFast now supports the Microtek i700 under OSX.
  • Nikon:
    • Check box to disable auto-focus for pre-scan under options/special in order to make prescans significantly faster.
    • Digital-ICE now available in 2 different intensities.
    • (PC) SilverFast displayed highest hardware resolution larger than optical resolution of the scanner when holding down STRG-key - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r5: (06/18/2004)
  • DC-Pro:
    • Support for Sinarback 54 (CS1) and 43(CS 16).
    • Fixed problem with JPEG files when exif data is embedded.
    • Support for "Jenoptic Eyelike"- camera raw format added.
  • Epson 4870:
    • Scanning 4x5 film at 4800 dpi, 48 Bit now possible, also with ICE.
  • Nikon: Added support for the FH3 adapter for LS5000 and LS50.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r4: (05/25/2004)
  • DC/HDR/DC-Pro:
    • Problem in Rawfile conversion with Olympus C5050 camera solved.
    • Automatic import of image media in VLT now supports multiple directories (image files in all subdirectories are imported).
    • Correct thumbnails are generated, when dragging files from the navigator to the Album, for which no thumbnails have been generated before(files were never shown in the overview.
  • (Mac) Lineart Bugfix for the Umax PowerLook 2100XL und PowerLook III
  • Horizontal AND vertikal flipping in Densitometer is converted into a rotation of 180 degrees.
  • (Mac) Mutlisampling with Minolta DimageScan Elite 5400 is now functional.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r3: (05/07/2004)
  • DigitalICE Support for the Reflecta Proscan 4000.
  • DC/HDR/DC-Pro:
    • Automatic import of image media in VLT. Insert a removable memory card with image files --> a dialog will pop up, which allows you to unload and rename the image files to albums or folders. This dialog can also be opened by clicking the diskette icon in the VLT.
    • Print dialog - Images, which are selected in the print area, are also selected in the listbox.
  • SilverFast supports the Epson Expression 10000XL
  • SilverFast supports 2 more PIE scanners --> PowerSlide 3600 and PrimeFilm 3650 Pro3. Both are available with IT8 calibration.
  • SilverFast supports the CanoScan 9900F with optional IT8 calibration.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r2: (05/06/2004)
  • DC/HDR/DC-Pro:
    • "As shot" mode for Nikon D70, D100 and D2H enabled.
    • (PC) The VLT and the Preview window now have a >>Minimize<< button in the title bar. Either the VLT or the Preview (depending on which window is visible) is now separately visible in the Taskbar. The VLT has additionally a >>Maximize<< button in the title bar, which will maximize the VLT window to cover the whole screen. The Preview can be maximized (keeping the aspect ratio) via a new context menu entry.
    • (PC)There was no SilverFast icon in the "taskswitch" window (Alt-Tab) - Fixed. The old icon is now replaced by a new XP style icon.
    • (PC)The VLT can be closed with Strg-W (switching to SilverFast). Clicking in the Close box of the VLT window will quit SilverFast. Strg-Q and Alt-F4 will quit SilverFast, too.
    • (PC)When moving the sliders in the Picture Settings dialog with the mouse wheel there was no Preview update - Fixed.
Changes in Version 6.2.1r1: (04/05/2004)
  • SilverFast now supports the Nikon LS-9000.
  • DigitalICE Support for the PIE PF 3650/3650U.
  • DC/HDR/DC-Pro:
    • Drag&Drop of a folder from the navigator to an album now added.
    • AltiVec for white balance Fix for crash when applying white balance to Kodak raw images.
    • "As shot" mode for Nikon D70, D100 and D2H enabled.
    • Leica Digilux 2 Older firmware of Leica Digilux 2 generates different RAW files. Now SilverFast can read both.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r9: (04/05/2004)
  • Negafix/Jobmanager When executing one or more entries in a job, it could happen that the Negativ filmtype of the job entry was ignored and the type currently chosen in SilverFast was used instead. On Mac this happened only when the Negativ Curves Panel was active, on Windows this happened always - Fixed.
  • Nikon: LS-8000 When changing filmholders the general panel of the main floater is not updated, e.g. when the FH-869S holder was used, the film format popup is shown, but it will not be removed when inserting e.g. the FH-835M holder (the bug only happens when the general panel is selected while changing the holder) - Fixed.
  • Microtek: Artixscan 120tf SilverFast Ai now fully supports the X-pan filmholder.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r8: (03/22/2004)
  • New Welcomescreen and Update Reminder feature introduced.
  • All SilverFast Installation-CDs now feature an english version of the Quicktime installer, for comfortable playback of the Quicktime Tutorials.
  • Microtek: ArtixScan 120tf The large format glass holder is supported with the FirmWare >= 1.6 . Filmstripoffset support for the Artix 120tf Firmware Version >= 1.6 - fixed.
  • Canon: FS-4000US APS Film Cartidge Holder IX-240 is now supported in SilverFast.
  • DC Pro:
    • Apply correct white balance to the FullScreen-Preview process, such that its result is identical to the thumbnails of the SilverFast preview.
    • (Mac) Speed up whitebalance for the FullScreen-Preview with AltiVec support.
    • New individual RAW conversion profiles available:
      • Nikon D70
      • Nikon 8700
      • Fuji F700
      • Fuji S5000
      • Fuji S7000
      • Minolta A2
      • Panasonic DMC-LC1
  • Densitometer: Wrong hue value in HSL mode in densitometer - fixed.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r7: (03/08/2004)
  • Nikon: LS-8000 The FilmStripOffset tool will now be shown with the LS8000 MAID module installed with NikonScan 4.
  • (PC) Improved Multiuser Serialization such that different versions of scanner manufacturers can now be serialized parallel as well as Multiuser Serialization is now active for Win2000 too.
  • Canon: FS-4000US Bug in Overview performance fixed. Prescan and following HighRes scan are now performed faster.
  • DC/DC Pro/HDR VLT:
    • Improved Correction of overexposed highlights in images and thumbnails.
    • When rotating an unconverted RAW file prior to activating the normal preview mode (in overview or album area), the image gets converted, but the displayed preview is smaller than normally - fixed.
    • Enhanced Print Dialog: (Mac OSX) Added a popup to select the printer and a status text showing the selected paper size and orientation.
    • (Mac) HiRepp timing problems when opening file - fixed.
    • Crash when RedEye is active in SRD preview - fixed.
    • Optimized Altivec support for RAW conversion.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r5/r6: (02/24/2004)
  • Printdialog: Simple Print Dialog now added to Ai & SE Versions. Prints of 48 bits images now works directly out of SilverFast.
  • Umax Astras: Selecting the filter color for LineArt-Scans had no effect. This is fixed now additionally to the correct preview simulation.
  • DC/DC Pro/HDR VLT:
    • Enhanced Print Dialog: Added Popup to select the printer, a button to directly invoke the printer properties dialog and a status text showing the selected paper type and size and the print resolution.
    • When generating thumbnails from a converted RAW file, it will now get generated using the 16bit data (applying the white balance and gamma to the 16bit data and afterwards converting to 8bit instead of applying the corrections to the 8bit data), resulting in better quality.
    • Automatic Highlight & Shadow Point for Full Screen Previews and a Gamma Curve to lighten up Midtones. Makes VLT Fullscreen Previews look (even) better, increases Saturation, forces Blackpoint and decreases Gamma.
    • DC Pro: Improved RAW conversion from Kodak 14n files resulting in higher quality images due to improved Whitebalance implementation.
  • SilverFast(Epson, possibly HP and Praktica) may hang up when searching for devices when special other USB devices are attached, i.e. the Lexmark X1150 Printer/Scanner/Copier or a Microtek SM 6100 and other scanner/camera USB devices. SilverFast(Epson) will now only try to communicate to Epson USB devices.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r4: (02/11/2004)
  • Improved thumbnail performance for all VLT versions.
  • DC/DC Pro/HDR VLT:
    • When switching from VLT to SilverFast back and forth the dpi setttings could not be selected--> fixed.
    • Switching in Fullscreenpreview between Images in Album could lead to corrupted Preview. This dialog has been replaced with a blue progress bar and the preview works now.
  • (PC) Threshold settings in Negafix can now be changed again.
  • Now the allowed scan resolution is clamped in accordance with the descreening raster.
  • (PC)SilverFast is made multi user aware - allowing a different set of prefs for every user.
  • TIFF files written by SilverFast were not compatible to the File Info module of Photoshop CS (illegal document and artist name embedded)-> fixed.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r3: (01/27/2004)
  • Bugfix for Photoshop CS installation. (All projects)
  • DC/DC Pro/HDR VLT:
    • Enhanced Printdialog: This feature is now available in all SilverFast Versions that contain the VLT.
    • Increased Fullscreen performance and color accuracy for RAW file images.
    • Thumbnails and Previews now have matching color range.
    • Rotated images are displayed according to VLT in Print dialog.
  • Default internal workspace profile is now AdobeRGB(1998) for all SilverFast versions.
  • (PC) Switching between VLT and SilverFast under WinME improved.
  • Microtek AS 1100 (Mac) The internal calibration could sometimes not be performed -> fixed!
  • Epson (Mac) Option->Factory Defaults->Reset->Crash problem fixed.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r2:
  • DC Pro:
    • Rotated thumbnails in VLT stay rotated after SilverFast restart .
    • IPTC header data from JPEGs are now displayed correctly.
    • SigmaSD10 Foveon interpolation now included.
  • Factory Resets now include preview rotation and frame presets.
  • Printdialog:Units are calculated directly when switched between cm/inch.
  • Improved Film dialog in "Scan to file".
  • Canon FS4000-US:Improved batch scan performance.
  • Umax:Bugfix for defect lineart scan under OSX.
  • Acer/Quato:Bugfix for batchscan error.
Changes in Version 6.2.0r1:
  • DC Pro:
    • New RAW Image interpolation with less artefacts and higher details.
    • New RAW Image Workflow with Improved WhiteBalance automatic and individual Camera Profiles (if available).
    • (Mac) Activation of Altivec engine (if available) for interpolating processes.
    • Background conversion of RAW files is now deactivated by default. A new button in the Album title bar starts/stops the conversion process manually. This button is only visible if Album contains RAW files. Status text/information about conversion porcess is included.
    • General speed optimizations and memory performance.
    • Thumbnail and preview quality for all RAW formats optimized.
    • Automatic thumbnail rotation (EXIF oriented) now works with RAW-files in VLT.
    • Super Resolution interpolation optimized for Fuji DCS S2Pro RAW-files.
    • Jobmanager: New WhiteBalance functionality added.
    • EXIF data from RAW images is preserved when processing to TIFF or JPEG.
    • Auto-adjust function when image is loaded. (Option-Auto menu)
  • Nikon: SilverFast now supports the LS50/LS5000.
  • Language translations implemented in Printdialog.
  • Kodak RPS3600: Problem with the ejection of the film strip under certain circumstances fixed.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r8:
  • VLT:
    • Cursor of Album will now scroll within Album window during drag'n'drop.
    • Previews in overview will display correctly when rotating in album.
    • Functionality and handling improvements in print dialog
  • DC/HDR/DC Pro:
    • Prior frame settings can be applied to following images if activated in option parameters.If this option is not activated the settings in the frame dialog will be reseted for each new Process/scan.Default setting is "off."
  • Minolta (PC): Option Special Panel now contains a "Re-Initialize" button".
  • Nikon LS2000/LS30(Mac):Restart not necessary anymore after changing Filmadapters.
  • Howtek: Now fully functional under OSX Panther.
  • (PC) Sliders in the multi-histogram mode can be moved at all system font sizes.
  • On some certain platforms in seldom cases when the user chose a scan resolution, the next larger hardware resolution was applied - this fixed.
  • Normal Reset now includes ACR settings.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r7:
  • VLT:
    • Image browsing via cursor keys in VLT and fullscreen previewmode
    • Improved 512x512 thumbnail generation for preview.
    • Multiple functionality and usability improvements in VLT and print dialog modified.
  • Canon (Mac): Fix for SCSI support under Panther.
  • Acer/PFU/HP/Howtek (Mac): Fix for SCSI support under Panther.
  • Minolta: Bugfix for Photoshop Batchscan.
    Minolta Elite II / Elite 5400: New error message if front cover is not closed during initialization.
  • Praktica: The Twain version is now functional under Win2000.
  • JobManager: "Select all job entries" added to the JobManager dialog.
  • Reset/Reset All: Paramters in SRD and ACR now included in normal reset.
  • HDR, DC: Fullscreen "softproof" previewmode available from Preview window. New button added in vertical button bar.
    Fullscreen previewmode settings (Actual pixels vs. Fit to Screen) via Radiobuttons in Options dialog.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r6:
  • Epson: Epson Scanners are now fully supported under Panther.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r5:
  • DCPro: BugFix: some RAW images could not be processed.
  • VLT:
    • Auto rotate images depending on EXIF rotating flag.
    • VLT now starts up without opening standard SilverFast dialogs first.
    • (Win) File extensions are now ommited after drag'n'drop from album to overview.
  • IT-8:The IT8 calibration button is now in "active" state if ColorSync/ICM input matching is activated and the input profile is generated by SilverFast.
  • (Mac) Bugfix: When saving option parameters and trying to overwrite an older set of parameters by choosing the same name, a crash could happen. Fixed.
  • PIE: Bugfix: The direct BatchScan to Photoshop is now fully functional.
  • Multi user capability for SilverFast: CD and serialization informations are now stored in /Library/Preferences, all other SilverFast preferences go to [User]/Library/Preferences, thereby allowing a personalized set of prefs for each individual user.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r4:
  • DCPro: BugFix: DCPro tries to load a non RAW Image as RAW Image.
  • VLT: Fixed (Strg+A)/ (CMD+A) Shortcut. In some cases it worked not 100%.
  • Twain (Win) Bugfix: It is now possible to scan successfully directly to the Twain host in 48 bit scan mode with CMYK conversion activated (resulting in a 64 bit image).
  • IT-8 Reference files with "tab" separators between columns are now correctly interpreted, too.
  • IT-8 (Win) Corrected the description size of the ICM profiles. Now the windows profiles can be used on Mac platform, as well.
  • A message informs now the user for certains scanners when he sets the AF for the prescan.
  • A new warning message with download informations will pop up if the movie/PDF is not found. The installer will be launched if a SF CD is in the CD-ROM.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r3:
  • DCPro:
    • Improved standard brightness and new profile for Kodak DCS Pro14n and Sigma SD9.
    • Improved profiles for Nikon D100 and Fuji FinePix S2Pro.
    • Now images from newer firmware Nikon 5700 cameras can be used.
    • ScanPilot does not open at startup as default.
  • VLT:
    • The overview can now be sorted via its context menu (like in album).
    • If "Preview in Album" is activated and the user selects an album in the album list, the preview mode is deactivated automatically to show the contents of the selected album in the album area.
    • Now you can delete images in album by drag and drop using the trash can.
    • JPEG images are now rotated/flipped directly using lossless JPEG transformations. All other images are still only transformed virtually. To indicate this, the file name will be displayed in red. The album context menu has a new entry to select the images with pending changes.
  • Ai/ HDR: ScanPilot does not open at startup as default.
  • IT-8:
    • Adding handles to the corners of the drawn polygon mask.
    • Adding the possibility to move the whole mask.
    • Changing the cursor shown near the corners.
    • Changing the help text.
    • Clamping the IT8 patch mask to be smaller than the whole preview when it was undefined before.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r2:
  • VLT:
    • Now you can edit IPTC data also in VLT.
    • VLT did not always hide after doubleclicking on a thumbnail to open it in SilverFast.
    • Preview setting (off / in overview / in album) will be remembered.
    • New tab panel "Presets" introduced, which offers some VLT default settings and allows to save own settings.
    • The file type (JPEG, TIFF etc.) is displayed in a bar above the thumbnail.
    • It's now possible to sort the overview and the album by file type.
  • VLT/JobManager: Bugfix: When dragging images from an album to the JM (or a complete album folder), the thumbnails in the JM didn't show the Flip/Rotation status set in the VLT.
  • IT8 calibration: Bugfix: Eliminated a crash that could occur when an IT8 patch mask from a previous calibration run exists but is no longer contained in the currently (zoomed) preview area for a new calibration run.
  • JobManager: (Win) Bugfix: SilverFast-Automatic for negatives corrected.
  • JobManager: (Win) Bugfix: Problems on selecting entries in JobEdit mode.
  • White Balance: Range is now more narrow (-2000K to +4000K) and rate of change is less around zero.
  • CMS settings: (Win) The internal profile is only set to AdobeRGB, if there are no Defaults
  • Nikon LS2000 (Win) Bugfix: BatchScan for Negatives fixed.
  • PIE AFL 1800U (Win) Fix for the 'Scanner not found'- problem.
Changes in Version 6.1.0r1:
  • New: QuickTime-Help-Movies in SilverFast
  • New: SFLauncher replaced SFApp
  • New reset function: In option dialog use 'Option Parameter' - 'Load factory settings' for factory default settings.
  • VLT: In fullscreen modus you can now switch to next, previous image using the cursor keys.
  • JobManager: Bugfix for SilverFast-automatic in negative jobs.
  • IT-8 dialog: (Win) Eliminated the problem of a black image result when the preview area was rotated once and the preview area only a little larger than the IT8 target area.
  • IT-8 dialog: Clicking on the target picture in the IT8 dialog now resets the it8 patch mask in accordance to the current scan frame.
  • Densitometer: (Win) Bugfix: Densitometer shows wrong corrected values.
  • PFU DL 2400(Win) BugFix: Crash during Photoshop-Batch-Scan from PFU DL 2400 scanner via Acard 6710D SCSI-Card.
  • Nikon LS20 Bugfix: The final scan (and the zoom) was slightly shifted compared to the selected frame in the prescan.
  • Nikon NikonM ScanSpeedup: Suppress unnecessary AutoExposure/AutoFocus actions.
  • Nikon NikonM For some holders the scanner will no longer perform an automatic autofocus after inserting the holder.
  • Nikon NikonM (Mac) Fixed a crash that sometimes happened when doing an overview scan.
  • Nikon LS8000 (Mac) FilmStripOffset is now really working. Improved handling of holder (show real name).


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