The German patent application pending ExpressScan is included with our SilverFast Archive Suite from version 9.1 and it is automatically activated if the position of the scan frames allows it. Adjacent images can be scanned in one pass instead of one at a time. This saves a lot of time and also spares the hardware.
This new procedure reduces the number of scan passes to a minimum. The more images can be placed side by side, the greater the effect. For many flatbed scanners, time savings of 50% to 75% can be achieved.
The ExpressScan functionality is not only ideally suited for museums and image archives of all kinds, which have to be particularly careful with their sometimes very old and therefore very sensitive image treasures. All other users who want to protect their scanner and film originals will also benefit. The ExpressScan feature significantly reduces the number of mechanical processes in the scanner and the amount of light the image material is exposed to.
When the ExpressScan functionality is active, the ExpressScan stopwatch icon appears in the scanner status dialog.