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All about SilverFast 8

SilverFast 8 - the best scan software with an unique feature

LaserSoft Imaging has gained 25 years experience in the development of imaging software. The redevelopment of SilverFast has built on this wealth of experience. The combination of various innovative ideas and the integration of current software technology has created SilverFast 8 which is regarded as the best scanner software.

The WorkflowPilot, a unique feature, is a core element of the new software.
As a kind of assistant, it guides the user in the correct order through all processing steps required for his individual workflow. Turning your analog originals into convincing scans is so simply, because all complex operations become just a child's play for the user.

The SilverFast Preview Concept allows to immediately see the result of any adjusted setting in the preview window.
The user interface of SilverFast 8 is newly developed by current standards, for the user can operate all major functions quickly and easily. SilverFast 8 supports the latest 64bit hardware and is therefore extremely fast and efficient.

Try SilverFast 8 now for free. If you already own an older version of SilverFast, we offer you an upgrade to SilverFast 8 at a reduced price or even free. Therefore, please click on the 'Upgrade' button.

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The SilverFast WorkflowPilot

Logo_WorkflowPilot_100x80 The WorkflowPilot is an essential core element of SilverFast 8. This novel feature, which guides the user as a kind of wizard in the correct order through all processing steps required for his individual workflow, is unique in the world.

Depending on which material should be digitized for what purpose, there is a different workflow that will be worked on step by step after starting the WorkflowPilot. In addition, the user is supported by the wizard with informational texts and QuickTime movies that are directly callable from the software. The WorkflowPilot prevents potential errors in the operation, which could result from applying various tools in an incorrect order. Of course, the advanced user can also work completely free without using the WorkflowPilot.


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The Preview Concept

Logo_Echtzeit-Konzept_100x80 The SilverFast Preview Concept allows to immediately see the result of any adjusted setting in the preview window. Even the results of complicated image enhancement functions, such as iSRD for infrared-based dust and scratch removal and Unsharp Masking USM, can be assessed with SilverFast 8 in advance.

A 100% zoom facilitates to properly evaluate and set the parameters of these tools.


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The new graphical user interface

Logo_Gui_100x80 The user interface of SilverFast 8 is newly developed by current standards, for the user can operate all major functions quickly and easily. The GUI also offers the possibility to flexibly arrange the control elements anywhere on the screen to fit personal preferences easily by dragging and dropping using the mouse.

This proves especially useful when working with two monitors. In WorkflowPilot mode, the required tool dialogs automatically open in the foreground.


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Speed advantage by Multi-Tasking

Logo_Multitasking_100x80 SilverFast 8 is multitasking capable. Thus, the user is never forced to interrupt his workflow to wait for the scanner or a complex SilverFast calculation. For example, if several originals should be scanned in a row, the user can already set the image optimization adjustments of the second scan, while the scanner captures the first original.


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Compatibility - SilverFast 8 is running with these scanners and operating systems

Logo_Kompatibilitaet_100x80 SilverFast 8 is compatible with Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP, and it runs natively on Intel Mac OS X systems from version 10.5 (including 10.8 Mountain Lion - no PowerPC). 32bit systems are as well supported as 64bit machines. The support of multi-core processors and cleverly developed calculation rules allow significant speed advantages - in some cases, SilverFast 8 is almost up to 40 times faster than the previous version.

Below you will find a list of scanners for which SilverFast 8 is currently available. We will do our best to integrate a great number of other models in the coming weeks and months.

If your device appears in the list, visit the product page of the device under "Features" and "Compatibility" for further information on support of specific features and operating systems.



SilverFast 8 is available for the following scanners:

Braun Phototechnik
Canon
Epson
LaserSoft Imaging
Mediax
Microtek
Minolta
Nikon
Pacific Image Electronics
Plustek
Quatographic
Reflecta
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Your device is not listed above ? Maybe our established scanner software SilverFast 6.6. is available for your scanner.

Versions, prices and upgrade offers

For clarity reasons, we have reduced our product range to three scanner software versions. The IT8 calibration feature now is a permanent part of SilverFast Ai Studio 8.
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The straightforward way to professional scanning for everyone Advanced functionality for advanced users The professional version with all features and highlights
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from 49,-
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from 119,-
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from 299,-
Compare the feature range of each version here: PDF_icon


button_upgrade Until 3 months after the release (see list) of SilverFast 8 for a certain scanner model the upgrade
for this scanner would be free of costs, if the purchase was made after June 1st, 2011.
We also have a special offer for all customers, who are not entitled to get a free upgrade:
Depending on the already owned SilverFast version, a discount of 20%, 30% or even 50% will apply.

If you have purchased SilverFast bundled with a scanner, you can upgrade for free within 3 months of the purchase. In this case, we would ask you to fax or to send a scanned invoice of this purchase. If you have purchased your scanner before, you get SilverFast 8 at a reduced upgrade price.


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