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Entries from December 26th, 2009

SilverFast for the Reflecta ProScan 7200

December 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · analogue photography, News, Scanner, SilverFast

The german specialist for slide technology Reflecta has introduced the new CCD scanner ProScan 7200 for quick image processing at the end of november. The ProScan 7200 scans 35mm negativ and positiv filmstrips as well as framed slides with an optical resolution of 3600dpi x 3600dpi and a color depth of 48bit. An additional infrared […]

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Auto-Sharpening function USM for SilverFast HDR and DC is now aligned to the scanner

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments · HDR, News, Processing, Scanner, SilverFast

The human perception is aligned to the recognition of edges and lines. So the sharpness impression of photos can be increased by contrast rise of small brightness changes. Conventional sharpening functions often increase the detail contrast of the complete image in general and therefore strengthen also any image interference of the original, details get lost. […]

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Quicktip: Managing resolution controls in SilverFast (Part II):

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Printing, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In the Previous article I described the different parts of the resolution control panel in SilverFast, and how to use the resolution slider. This article deals with the second part of the resolution panel, the “Q-Factor and Screen” values. Where Q-Factor stands for Quality factor and Screen value is related to the lines per inch […]

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The automatic Hot-Folder system for effective image processing

December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · HDR, News, Processing, Scanner, SilverFast

Image processing is easier and quicker then it ever was before! With the new SilverFast Hot-Folder feature, which is available as an add-on to the SilverFast HDR Studio and DCPro Studio versions, automatic adjustments to the entire series of images is easy. The Hot-Folder principle The images to be processed are stored in different input folders, […]

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Review: Scanning with SilverFast

December 20th, 2009 · No Comments · HDR, HowTo, Photoshop, Processing, Reviews, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Photographer Mark Segal is an expert in scanning technique and has recently written a tutorial entitled: Scanning – The Old World Joins the New Mark explores calibration, scanning with the EPSON V750 Pro and techniques for an integrated workflow between SilverFast and Adobe’s Lightroom. The tutorial is available as a free downloadable .pdf file, which […]

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Quicktip: Managing resolution controls in SilverFast (Part I):

December 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · HowTo, News, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

SilverFast has a very complete set of controls for managing the scanning resolution (although sometimes complex to understand). When mastered and properly used, these controls can prove very effective. The resolution control panel can be found under the “Frame” tab and is basically divided into three:

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SilverFast for CANON’s CanoScan 5600F

December 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · News, OSX, Scanner, SilverFast

The 5600F is a popular flatbed scanner with a transmissive unit, which scans almost any original like photos, slides, filmstrips and documents. The scanner features LED technology and is therefore ready for scanning without any heating period. Windows support: For the first time the many additional features that SilverFast offers are now available for Canon’s […]

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Quicktip: Scanning 35 mm film stripes with the Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED + SA-21, SA-31 (Filmholders)

December 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Nikon has created top notch film scanners (probably the best dedicated film scanners) for some years now, being the Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED the top of the line on its 35 mm scanner line. However, working with its film holders can prove complicated. This is true for the film holders SA-21 and SA-30 which […]

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