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Released: SilverFast 8 book by Mark Segal

May 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments · HowTo, News, Photography Books, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Mark D. Segal, nearing six decades of photographic experience and a contributor to the Luminous-Landscape website especially on scanning and the use of SilverFast, has written a comprehensive book on scanning with SilverFast 8, which LaserSoft Imaging is pleased to host on the SilverFast website. As a principal external beta tester of SilverFast 8 from […]

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SilverFast 8 Video Tutorial by Taz Tally

April 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments · HowTo, News, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials, Video

Taz Tally, author of the official SilverFast 6 book, has created a comprehensive video tutorial for the new scanner software SilverFast 8. The video tutorial with a total running time of over 5 hours is divided into many chapters that highlight different aspects of SilverFast 8 in detail. For a first look, some videos are […]

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Find frames on a flatbed scanner and SilverFast 8

February 2nd, 2012 · 4 Comments · analogue photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

SilverFast has a very helpful tool to help you find pictures loaded onto your flatbed scanner and frame them. For this example I wil use 35 mm slides. First simply select the kind of material to be scanned. Then make a prescan to have an overview with all pictures in the scanner.   Under the […]

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Quicktip: Scanning Old, faded color slides

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments · analogue photography, HowTo, News, Quicktips, Scanner, Tips and Tutorials

Film emulsions are in constant change, even after they have been developed and fixed. Humidity, temperature, light, etc keep changing film and pictures start to fade or change. These changes plus scratches and dust particles deteriorate the image and film emulsion. SilverFast was conceived with this type of images and users in mind. With assistance of fully automatic or […]

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Quicktip: HiRePP (High Resolution Picture Performance) is sweet!

December 20th, 2010 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

One of the mostly overlooked features in SilverFast is HiRePP which stands for High Resolution Picture Performance. It lets users open huge files in almost no time, even gigabytes picture files can be opened by SilverFast HDR or HDR Studio within seconds for editing.

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Quicktip: Using customized frame settings as a standard in SilverFast Ai and Ai Studio

December 15th, 2010 · 10 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

I believe many of you SilverFast users might wonder: How can I change standard frame settings in SilverFast? SilverFast Ai and Ai Studio offer the option to save frame settings and use it as a standard for all subsequent scans.

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Quicktip: Importance of embedding ICC Profiles into your color files (ICM in windows).

December 10th, 2010 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, Photography, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

SilverFast has a very complete color management system, It allows to manage color options related to your files and how these will be interpreted by the machine and different devices (as explained in this previous post). If you plan to scan your pictures to archive or for post-editing an embedded profile will help the editing […]

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Color Management: SilverFast can calibrate your printer

November 10th, 2010 · No Comments · HowTo, Photography Business, Photoshop, Printing, SilverFast

Printer profiles are an important component for any color managed digital imaging workflow. For color-true, predictable and reproducible prints you usually need an additional measuring device. Professional photographer David Brooks has now discovered how easily a printer can be profiled using a flatbed scanner and SilverFast software. Mr. Brooks as a long-time SilverFast user recommends […]

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Scanography – The Art of Scanning

October 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Distraction, HowTo, News, SilverFast

Scanners are mostly used to protect documents, photos, slides and negatives against loss on the one hand and to make them reproducible and available for digital media on the other hand. Some users have discovered very different, very specific applications of SilverFast for themselves. Scanography is one those applications. Here, some artists utilize the scanner […]

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Quicktip: Expanding the dynamic range of your pictures with HDR scan mode and Multi-Exposure (Part II Multi-Exposure)

August 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In the first part of the article I mentioned the advantages of this procedure and briefly introduced concepts about the bit depth of image files. Also explained the creation of raw files from SilverFast, the different types as well as their differences. Now it’s time to explain Multi-Exposure (not standard in all SilverFast versions).

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