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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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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 SilverFast HDRi RAW data format with infrared channel

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments · HDR, News, Photography, Processing, Scanner, SilverFast

NEW: The SilverFast HDRi RAW data format with infrared channel The SilverFast HDRi RAW data format uses 64bit HDRi color files (and 32bit grayscale files respectively), that contain all readable image information. This includes the information of the infrared channel, which’s data can be used for image optimization, e.g. for dust and scratch removal. Hence, […]

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SilverFast scanner calibration targets: 10% off

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

LaserSoft Imaging is offering their IT8 targets at a 10% reduced rate until september 20th. The patent registered Auto-IT8-Calibration is reliable and easy to use due to the barcode technology integrated into the LaserSoft Imaging calibration targets – This is the reason, why SilverFast was awarded by the EDP as the best color management software […]

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SilverFast Multi-Exposure (Dynamic Range)

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Photography, Scanner, SilverFast

IMPROVED: SilverFast Multi-Exposure (Dynamic Range) Using Multi-Exposure the original gets scanned serveral time, but with different exposure times. By taking these single scans into account the software calculates the final HDR-Scan. This technique increases the scanner’s effective dynamic range (contrast spread) considerably, saving details especially in the light and shadow areas of an image. The […]

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The SilverFast Kodachrome Workflow

September 5th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Photography, Scanner, SilverFast

IMPROVED: The SilverFast Kodachrome Workflow Kodachrome slides are very challenging to scan – but not with SilverFast. The usual bluecast is omitted by using Kodachrome ICC profiles and by calibrating the scanner with a new developed SilverFast Kodachrome IT8 target. Multi-Exposure increases the scanner’s dynamic range to prevent any details from getting lost and the […]

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SilverFast iSRD (dust and scratch removal)

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Photography, Scanner, SilverFast

IMPROVED: SilverFast iSRD (dust and scratch removal) While scanning a slide, even the smallest scratches and dust particles become aberrations, that can’t be ignored. Some scanners feature an additional infrared channel, which’s data can be used for defect detection and elimination. The SilverFast iSRD dust and scratch removal works fully automatically or can be adjusted […]

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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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