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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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Update: The improved Auto-Sharpening USM is now available for Canon and Nikon scanner

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · HDR, News, Processing, Scanner, SilverFast

(Click to enlarge) With version 6.6.1r4b SilverFast saves scanner related information along with the image data. This allows an advanced automatic Unsharp Masking for the later post processing with SilverFast HDR, which takes the specific scanner details into account and is therefore able to produce brilliant, pin sharp images. After this feature was previously available […]

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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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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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SilverFast is ready for Snow Leopard

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HDR, News, OSX, Scanner, SilverFast

SilverFast is Snow Leopard compatible On August 28th, 2009 Apple has released the new Macintosh operating system OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Apple characterizes its latest product as the “world’s most advanced operating system”. It is supposed to be “Better. Faster. Easier.” Just these attributes – especially with a view to the handling of SilverFast […]

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The SilverFast Archive Suite

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · HDR, Photography, Scanner, SilverFast

NEW: The SilverFast Archive Suite The SilverFast Archive Suite was designed for archiving slides and photos in a quick and straightforward way. Available as beginner and professional version, the Archive Suite combines the functionalities of SilverFast scanner software and SilverFast HDR image processing software with an integrated color management system in one package. Multi-Exposure, IT8 […]

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The SilverFast Auto IT8 Calibration

August 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Photography, Scanner, SilverFast

IMPROVED: The SilverFast Auto IT8 Calibration For a true color image rendition of scanned originals it’s important to initially calibrate the scanner. Thereto, LaserSoft Imaging produces quality IT8 calibration targets. By combining automatic frame finding and an integrated barcode technology the SilverFast IT8 calibration is especially easy – 2 mouse clicks will do. A printer […]

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Multi-Sampling eliminates image noise reliably

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · analogue photography, HDR, HowTo, News, Photography, Processing, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In response to many customers’ requests LaserSoft Imaging has decided to provide every SilverFast SE Plus and SilverFast Ai version with the Multi-Sampling feature from today. Image noise does occur quite often during the scanning process, especially in the darker areas of images. The CCD sensors are taking a very small amount of light here. […]

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LaserSoft Imaging supports “Herbar Digital” research project

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments · HDR, Photography Business, Scanner, SilverFast, Uncategorized

Herbar Digital is a research project at the Fachhochschule Hannover (FHH), Germany taking place from 2006 to 2011 for rationalising the virtualization of botanical document material and their usage by process optimization and automation. LaserSoft Imaging supports the project by handling the technology management and by providing SilverFast  scanner and image processing software. As example specimens, the […]

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