Dynamic Range for Scanners Brought to Peak Level

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[prMac.com] Kiel 05.12.2006, LaserSoft Imaging's SilverFast, the world standard in scanning software, has now taken a quantum leap in the evolution of genuine High Dynamic Range Imaging. This new function in SilverFast version 6.5 utilizes varying exposures of each scan. This dramatically increases dynamic range, allowing even the most subtle nuances in both shadow and highlight areas to be recognized and enhanced.

The SilverFast Multi Exposure function is based on the principle of the distinguished Multisampling Feature (multiple scan) with auto-alignment®. With Multisampling, the picture is scanned several times using the same settings in order to identify and minimize noise. With Multi Exposure, the dynamic range of the scanners is utilized by repeating the scan at different exposure intensities. This creates a dynamic range comparable to that of a drum scanner. The patented auto-alignment secures the precision of the scan allowing for optimal sharpness and clarity.

Using established film scanners, precise measurements were taken at LaserSoft Imaging's lab where dynamic increases and qualitative improvements of 25% using Multi Exposure were documented. With this dynamic increase, the new SilverFast 6.5 can dramatically improve the results of image capture for both reflective and transparent originals.

Finally, Multi Exposure offers another advantage over Multisampling: Multi Exposure achieves the same quality in substantially less time.

Another novelty and an impressive highlight of the new SilverFast 6.5 is the SilverFast ColorServer. New possibilities of automation and flexibility completely redefine the process of digital imaging, allowing a substantial increase in productivity.

In addition to the new functions such as Multi Exposure and the ColorServer, SilverFast’s new Basic mode offers beginners an easy entry into the world of digital imaging with SilverFast.

The new AutoFrame detection, extended NegaFix dialog, selective color correction - SCC with additional presets, and the Ai-HDR auto-gamma optimization, complete the spectrum of
SilverFast 6.5.

About the company: LaserSoft Imaging was founded in 1986 by physicist Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, president of the company today. SilverFast is now established as the world-wide standard for scan software, while SilverFastHDR and SilverFastDCPro have become the software of choice for many users working with the RAW data format.

SilverFast is bundled by many well-known hardware manufacturers such as Canon, Epson, HP, Microtek, Pentacon, Plustek, Quatographic, Reflecta, Samsung, Umax and many others.

Currently, there are more than 1.5 million installations of SilverFast worldwide. After 20 years of successful development, Silverfast 6.5 is sure to be another milestone of convincing quality and productivity.

Developers of the SilverFast scanning and imaging tool. Please check our site for details - we support more than 300 different scanners and over 100 digital cameras on all O/S.

Contact Information:

Darren Vena
Marketing - Americas
Phone 941-921-4815 xt302
darren.vena@silverfast.com

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