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Entries Tagged as 'Photography'

Sri Lanka’s Smile – Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · analogue photography, Distraction, News, Photography

Sri Lanka’s Smile – Photographer Knut Stritzke toured through Sri Lanka in 2007, having a camera always at his fingertips. Supported by Sri Lanka’s ambassador and the Grassi Museum of Leipzig, Germany, a traveling exhibition has now been launched. The exhibition “Sri Lanka’s Smile” shows a series of portraits and landscape impressions, memories of Sri Lanka, […]

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Photo Contest – Heartbeat of Nature

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, Distraction, Photography

Heartbeat of Nature – Images of nature that touch the heart. That’s the slogan for an international photo contest organized by German photo festival Zingst and Photokina trade fair. The main prize is a Volkswagen up! Of course, LaserSoft Imaging provides some valuable SilverFast software packages for the contest as well. (click to enlarge) Entering […]

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Photo Contest – Lomography & SilverFast

January 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Distraction, Humour, News, Photography, SilverFast

Photo Contest – Lomography is an analog camera movement and community focussing on the Lomo LC-A camera created by LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lomography: If your passion is to scan your own film, you probably know how it feels to spend a long night scanning and retouching photos. So in conjunction with LaserSoft Imaging, […]

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Steve Razzetti Photography – Scanned with SilverFast

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments · analogue photography, Distraction, Photography

Travelling, mountains and photography are three of the great passions of Steve Razzetti, born in London in 1958. Between 1984 and 2003, he has spent an annual average of 9 months in the Himalayas. Recently, he has begun to scan a series of black and white negatives, which he has shot more than 20 years […]

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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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aphog Photo Competition – And the winners are …

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments · analogue photography, Distraction, Photography

Even in an age of increasing digital technology, classic film is still far from being obsolete. aphog (analog photo group) offers a common platform to all photographers, who are still or again using film. The recent aphog photo competition was won by Frank Rapp. He was awarded with a SilverFast Archive Suite for his Epson […]

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Quicktip: Why and how to IT8 calibrate the scanner (part II)

July 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

On part I of the article, I mentioned a couple of reasons why IT8 calibration is important for the digitizing process. The manual calibration using SilverFast and third party IT8 targets was also explained. Now the easiest part Automatic IT8 calibration using LaserSoft Imaging IT8 calibration targets and its patented technology. This process is very […]

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Quicktip: Why and how to IT8 calibrate the scanner (part I)

June 23rd, 2010 · 42 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Although Color Management is a very extent topic, I will briefly mention three good reasons for an IT8 calibration: Color reproduction accuracy Scanner aging. Construction parts age and with it the way these devices “see” things. These changes are reflected in light color inaccuracies which can be corrected by generating new color profiles for the […]

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Quicktip: Using high resolution preview to your advantage.

May 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, Photography, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

SilverFast (and most scanning applications) perform prescans in a low or very low resolution. The reason for this is to “save time”. While that is a good argument. The drawback of quick (slo-res) prescans is, that the image you are using for corrections and adjustments does not correspond 100% neither to the details of the […]

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