LaserSoft Imaging releases SilverFast 9

LaserSoft Imaging has released SilverFast 9, which the company says makes it easier to create digital archives of original images. The company says SilverFast 9 has many new features, optimized editing processes, an improved user interface and new algorithms speeding up scanning up to 75%. The license system was revised: Customers have two free options to set their license to another scanner model under certain conditions. If a scanner breaks down or the customer decides to use a different scanner model, the switch to an equivalent version for the new scanner (if supported by SilverFast 9) is free of charge.

Among the updates:

  • The user interface has been refreshed and the user can choose between a light and a dark interface. A number of dialogs, such as those of printer calibration and of color management, have been simplified and are now even more efficient to use.
  • The WorkflowPilot was improved and now covers all imaginable scanning workflows including batch scanning. Like an assistant, it guides the user through all processing steps required for his individual workflow respecting the correct order and it also explains how to operate the software using tutorials and videos.
  • SilverFast’s patented Multi-Exposure technology doubles the range of contrast on average and therefore contributes significantly to better results.
  • Single Archive Command (SAC) is a new feature, part of archiving software SilverFast Archive Suite. There are several included presets. A scanner RAW data workflow ensures there will be no data lost from scanning to image processing, the company says.

SilverFast 9 is now available; a free trial software is also available. LaserSoft Imaging offers an upgrade to SilverFast 9 at a reduced price to customers who already own a previous SilverFast software.