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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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Quicktip: Color Management System in SilverFast (part 2)

March 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In this article I will describe the second component of the CMS option in SilverFast Ai and SilverFast Ai Studio.

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Quicktip: Color Management System in SilverFast (part 1)

February 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments · analogue photography, HowTo, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Basically color management allows for a complete controlled color reproduction through the entire imaging workflow. In other words, the colors of your originals are maintained  over the entire process of manipulation with a high accuracy percentage. There are two color management systems in SilverFast scan software, the one contained in SilverFast Ai and Ai Studio […]

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Quicktip: Managing resolution controls in SilverFast (Part III):

January 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Photography Business, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

The previous articles (part 1 and part 2) described the different parts of the resolution control panel in SilverFast, how to use the resolution slider and the “Q-Factor and Screen” values. The last part of the article deals with the input-output value entries of the resolution panel (number 3 of the graphic)

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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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Quicktip: Managing resolution controls in SilverFast (Part I):

December 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · HowTo, News, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

SilverFast has a very complete set of controls for managing the scanning resolution (although sometimes complex to understand). When mastered and properly used, these controls can prove very effective. The resolution control panel can be found under the “Frame” tab and is basically divided into three:

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Quicktip: Scanning 35 mm film stripes with the Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED + SA-21, SA-31 (Filmholders)

December 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Nikon has created top notch film scanners (probably the best dedicated film scanners) for some years now, being the Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED the top of the line on its 35 mm scanner line. However, working with its film holders can prove complicated. This is true for the film holders SA-21 and SA-30 which […]

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Quicktip: Displaying the infrared channel in iSRD

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

iSRD (or infrared Smart Removal of Defects) is a tool in SilverFast which allows users to remove scratches and dust particles from transparencies (slides or negatives). This process is hardwarebased and uses an infrared lamp (included in some scanners) to create a map of dust particles and scratches on the film. It is possible to […]

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Quicktip: Using NegaFix on heavily scratched negatives.

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Scanning heavily scratched negative stripes can be problematic because big scratches and imperfections affect the general exposure and histogram in Negative mode. Especially those dark scratches (white on the negative stripe) can influence in the correct representation of the image. The next pictures illustrate a possible effect created by a long scratch and a solution […]

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Scanning Principles – Online Training Course

October 18th, 2009 · No Comments · HowTo, Photoshop, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials, Video

This very nice and useful scanning guide can be found on lynda.com. Editor of this course is Taz Tally, who is also the author of the official SilverFast Guide book. This online course is two things – an introduction to general scanning principles and a SilverFast tutorial. Starting with explaining the requirements and setup Tally […]

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