SilverFast ExpressScan

Incredible Speed Gain for Flatbed Scanners


ExpressScan I

ExpressScan II

Press Release
The SilverFast ExpressScan feature is an intelligent new scanning method that can save a lot of time. If several images are placed side by side regarding the scanning direction, the number of scan passes can be reduced. 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. 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.



In order to use the full speed advantage of the ExpressScan functionality, a special setup is required:
  • Flatbed scanner
  • SilverFast Archive Suite, version 9.1 or later
  • Manual scanning mode (WorkflowPilot deactivated)
  • Scan frame positioning: at least 2 frames that are positioned at the exact same height regarding scanning direction
  • Same scanning resolution for all scan frames

When the ExpressScan functionality is active, the ExpressScan stopwatch icon appears in the scanner status dialog.
ExpressScan Stopwatch

Which SilverFast version is required?
The SilverFast ExpressScan feature is included with our SilverFast Archive Suite, from version 9.1. The SilverFast Archive Suite is our PREMIUM archiving solution package containing scanner software SilverFast Ai Studio and digital imaging software SilverFast HDR Studio.

Testing SilverFast ExpressScan
You can test the ExpressScan with our Archive Suite demo version. Therefore, please install both components, SilverFast Ai Studio and HDR Studio. Initially, please open each software once to start the demo period. The feature is only available in SilverFast Ai Studio when both programs have been started once. Of course you may also combine a full version and a demo version to test the ExpressScan feature.

Which scanners support SilverFast ExpressScan?
The SilverFast ExpressScan feature is supported by the following scanners.



wayne_eastep_100x100 « My slide library contains in excess of one million Kodachrome slides made on documentary assignments in more than 120 countries.

Until recently, digitizing slides and negatives was methodical and slow, then I discovered the SilverFast ExpressScan feature. The ease and speed of the SilverFast ExpressScan result in major time savings. It appears that savings are around 70% in scan time.

While SilverFast 9 is streamlined, efficient and fast, it is also robust. So if you need to create very high-resolution scans with customized settings, the application will support whatever you need to do. »

Wayne Eastep, Documentary Photographer

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