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SilverFast HDR 6.0

License:Shareware OS:Mac OS 9, OS X
Rating: Rated 5 Stars. Submitted:11 Sep 2002
File Size:21.25 MB Price: $299.00 USD (approx.)

Many of today's scanners allow the ability to write the full dynamic range of its hardware into TIFF-data. This makes the reduction to 24 bit RGB obsolete. The ability to save these 'raw' files opens up a whole new workflow.

The images can be scanned and archived into digital format, and then opened at a later date without any loss quality. In order to save such data with extended dynamic range, the 48 bit TIFF format has been defined.

Scanners with only 30 or 36 bit capability supply into this format their maximum output. Regardless of the effective dynamic range supplied, the file will always becomes a 48 bit file. Normal scan software saves images into a 24 bit file, discarding the extra information supplied from the scanner. 48 bit files retain all of the information supplied.

Instead of driving the scanner directly, SilverFast HDR enables the user to read these raw files and process the data as if he had access to the original image on the scanner. All SilverFast tools are fully applicable: Defining output size, Auto-Adjust, Histogram, Gradation curves, Selective Colour Correction, Unscharp Masking, Colour Separation, CMYK-Preview.

Since SilverFast HDR never drives the scanner directly, it can be used with raw data files produced from scanners that SilverFast doesn't normally support. Simply scan the file with no correction using the original scan software, and then pass the resulting TIFF file to HDR. Now you will have all of SilverFast's tools at your disposal!

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Mac OS 9.0, OS X
  • Adobe Photoshop for running, or Twain-Support

This download is the free trial version of SilverFast HDR. The full version can be purchased directly from the author for around $299.00 USD. See program documentation for details.