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The Canon Company

The Japanese company Canon (founded 1937) has its headquarters in Tokyo and its German headquarters in Krefeld, Germany. Canon is one of the world’s biggest camera manufacturers, but also offers printers, video cameras, fax and photocopiers and scanners. What’s more, Cannon is heavily involved in the area of 3D printing.

The Canon scanner product range includes document scanners and flatbed scanners for the digitization of reflective originals. Additionally, some come equipped with a transparency unit, which enables the scanning of slides, negatives and film strips. The quality of some models is so impressive that they are even able to compete with special film and slide scanners. When using SilverFast Multi-Exposure® with CanoScan series models, it is possible to achieve dynamic range values between 3.6 and 3.9. This means that the hardware is capable of detecting over 9,500 different grayscale.

SilverFast for Your Canon Scanner

Learn about our scanning and archiving solutions for your specific Canon scanner.

Professional Scanner Software for Canon Scanners

SilverFast is included with many Canon scanners and helps transform them into professional grade tools, which is evidenced by the final scan results. With the purchase of your new device, we recommend you consider combining your new purchase with SilverFast scanning software. As a result, you will profit from SilverFast’s pre-scan, editing and digital output features and highlights.

If you are interested in a Canon scanner equipped with a transparency unit, we offer an optimally fine-tuned all-in-one package complete with Canon scanner hardware and SilverFast software.

SilverFast 8 vs Canon Scanner Utility

This video explains the benefits of scanner software SilverFast 8 compared to the Canon Scanner Utility (ScanGear) in use with the CanoScan 9000F Mark II.


Compare SilverFast

BASIC, PLUS and PREMIUM editions have different sets of SilverFast feature highlights. Compare SilverFast's Scanner Software editions here.

Supported Scanners

SilverFast is adjusted to each scanner model individually. The listed scanners have been tested and are supported by our software.

System Requirements

Here you can ensure that your system setup meets SilverFast's minimum requirements regarding hardware and operating systems.