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

July 14th, 2010 · No 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 · 17 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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Quicktip: Color Management System in SilverFast (part 3)

March 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In this article I will concentrate on the third component of the CMS option in SilverFast Ai and SilverFast Ai Studio. The first section of the CMS options dialogue (Color Management) was explained in part 1 and the second section was explained in part 2 of the same article The CMS options dialogue looks like […]

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