19. March 2021


Julien Guinand and his book project about the Kumano and Ashio mountains in Japan

"A picture is worth a thousand words". This idiom is also a metaphor for the added value of images over text alone. The photographer Julien Guinand uses the significance of photos and captures moments that testify to the human contribution to climate change and environmental pollution. In his book "Two Mountains" Guinand reports how the landscape of two mountains has been deformed by mankind.
The mountains of Kumano and Ashio in Japan have felt the power of human intervention for over a century. Intensive forestry and mining operations have triggered deadly reactions on a massive scale, resulting in the relentless pursuit of technology, varying responses at a local level and a heightened awareness of the devastating ecological consequences. Two mountains tells the wide ranging, fragmentary stories of both Kumano and Ashio through the photographs of Julien Guinand as he travelled across Japan between 2015 and 2018, interwoven with historical documents and texts that he collected while there. The photographs were taken on film and digitized with SilverFast software.

You can find more about Julien Guinand and his book project "Two Mountains" on his website:

22. February 2021


Detailed test of SilverFast 9 in the FotoVideo (CZ)

« Save your analog images, it has never been so easy »

Preserve memories and digitize your old analog film material – this is the motto for the leading Czech photo magazine FotoVideo to take a very close look at the new SilverFast 9 scanner software.

This article points out the need to build up digital scan archives and illustrates why SilverFast 9 is the appropriate software for this. The FotoVideo considers the optimized WorkflowPilot, the new SAC (Single Archive Command) functionality as well as the advantages of performing Multi-Exposure scans.

You may also like to read the entire test report as a PDF.

FotoVideo Conclusion:
« We recommend using this additional software and we are sure that LaserSoft Imaging will further expand its market leadership in the area of scanner software with the release of its new SilverFast 9. »

Cover FotoVideo

15. February 2021


GOLD AWARD – The DigiFoto (NL) has tested SilverFast 9

« SilverFast has been the crème de la crème of scanner software for years. »

DigiFoto, one of the leading Dutch photo magazines, took a closer look at the new SilverFast 9 scanner software and subjected it to a detailed practical test with an Epson Perfection V850. The testers focused on the comprehensively optimized WorkflowPilot and on the new, unique SAC (Single Archive Command).

The DigiFoto confirms that the WorkflowPilot can now guide a less experienced user through the complete scanning process. The Single Archive Command, which is especially suitable for large archives, was particularly impressive because of the significantly increased speed for raw data scanning. This feature is available in the SilverFast Archive Suite.

DigiFoto Conclusion:
« SilverFast remains the standard by which any other scanning software has to be measured, and version 9 sets the bar even higher. This upgrade is especially interesting for photographers who want to digitize large archives, and for "scan laymen" who want to achieve high-quality scans without delving too much into all technical details. »

Convince yourself of SilverFast 9 and test our free demo software.

Cover DigiFoto
9. February 2021


SilverFast for new Filmstrip Scanners from Reflecta and PIE

SilverFast is now available for a new scanner category: for the filmstrip scanners. SilverFast now supports the Reflecta PF135 and the PIE PowerFilm. These two new scanners are true specialists for digitizing filmstrips, as they can scan the strips automatically.

pf135_powerfilm Both devices are able to automatically scan ten 35mm filmstrips or 60 images with just a single click. This makes them particularly suitable for digitizing large collections of filmstrips within a short period of time. With our special editions SilverFast HDR Studio + PF135-Scan and SilverFast HDR Studio + PowerFilm-Scan you can scan your filmstrips acquiring the best possible quality and generating lossless raw data images, which you can afterwards edit and optimize conveniently using SilverFast.