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Scan your Kodachromes without Bluecast, without Dust and Scratches

Kodachrome Mode

Kodachrome ICC Profiles

By implementing improved Kodachrome routines into SilverFast it's finally possible to achieve high-quality scans of Kodachrome slides with the highest possible Dynamic Range and free of bluecast, dust and scratches.

Scan showing the typical Kodachrome blue cast
No blue cast using the Kodachrome mode

Anyone working with Kodachrome scans without adjusting the scanner to the special film properly knows the problem of the unsightly bluecast. Some scanner manufacturer’s software may have a Kodachrome mode for selection, which usually isn’t very helpful because a device specific calibration is lacking. Therefore we have implemented generic Kodachrome ICC-profiles for many supported film scanners in SilverFast. These provide the user with a very good starting point.

Kodachromes with maximum Dynamic Range

Scanning Kodachromes with attention to recording the complete Dynamic Range is a considerable challenge. This, because the Dynamic Range reaches up to 3.8D – which is a grayscale range of 6300 shades and equals a contrast range of 1:6300! Fortunately SilverFast Multi-Exposure can handle the enormous Dynamic Range with film scanners. This guarantees reproduction of the deepest shades inside Kodachromes successfully.

Kodachrome Video

Watch our Video to learn more about SilverFast's Kodachrome features

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Kodachromes without dust and scratches – SRDx and iSRD

Ordinary dust and scratches removal tools (such as ICE) fail with Kodachromes, because the film emulsion is very different than normal color films. The combination of advanced SilverFast dust and scratch removal functions SRDx and iSRD on several layers and masks guarantees dust- and scratch-free Kodachrome scans.

Supported Scanners

The listed scanners have been tested and support SilverFasts Kodachrome features. More scanners will be added to the list by and by.

SilverFast Editions

Kodachrome profiles are not included with SilverFast SE, but are included with SilverFast SE Plus, Ai Studio and Archive Suite.