UK Magazine MacUser has reviewed SilverFast Archive Suite 8 – MacUser, a UK based print magazine "for everything Apple, since 1985" has published a SilverFast Archive Suite 8 review. For testing a CanoScan 9000F Mark II has been used, the latest flatbed scanner model from Canon. SilverFast has been awarded with a rating of 4 out of 5 "mice", which is a really good result.
MacUser: « SilverFast Archive Suite 8 is undeniably expensive, but it’s an effective professional
scanning app, with excellent colour and contrast correction tools. It could still be more intuitive to use, but the WorkflowPilot goes some way towards easing scan setups. »
The digit!, a professional German magazine for digital images, introduces SilverFast's Archive Suite 8 with its latest issue. The article particularly focuses on the benefits of separating scanning and image optimization processes. In addition, some of the unique features that make SilverFast so very special, like Multi-Exposure and iSRD, are reviewed as well. For our English, French and Spanish speaking readers, this article has been translated.
digit!: « SilverFast is not accidentally the world‘s leading software and the de facto standard for high-end scans. […]
The comprehensive solution of SilverFast Archive Suite 8 bundles and “condenses“ the strengths of SilverFast particularly sophisticated: The unique 64bit HDRi RAW format and SilverFast Multi-Exposure exploit the scanner‘s capabilities and the original‘s potential completely. »
PC Professionale, a well-known Italian PC and software magazine, has just reviewed SilverFast Archive Suite 8. We have translated the article for our English, German, French and Spanish readers.
Nicola Martello: « Getting the most from a scanner: this is what you get with SilverFast, a software from LaserSoft Imaging available in several versions. […]
Multi-Exposure, available both for negatives and positives, allows two scans in a row, each with a different exposure. This minimizes the noise and enhances the Dynamic Range of the scanner, so to capture more details in the dark and light areas.
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Amendatory to the article: In addition to 48bit (grayscale 16bit) HDR RAW data, SilverFast Archive Suite 8 also features the unique HDRi format. Its 64bit (grayscale 32bit) files contain all image information including the infrared data. As the Multi-Exposure feature can be used for creating RAW data, both tools Multi-Exposure and iSRD can be part of any SilverFast HDR archiving workflow.