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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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My digital Secret Weapon – SilverFast HDR

August 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Digital Photography, HDR, Processing, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

As a photographer and editor for Shutterbug Magazine David Brooks works with SilverFast for many years. He appreciates SilverFast software for scanning, but also for image postprocessing of scanned images and especially of his digital camera shots. In this article he illustrates the differences between SilverFast HDR and conventional image editing software.

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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 · 6 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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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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