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Nick Fotis 12-08-2012 09:38 PM

Re: SilverFast and Epson V700
On 08/12/2012 22:21, Michael D. Berger wrote:
> I bought an Epson V700 Photo flatbed scanner, and with it came a
> SilverFast SE disk. How does this compare with other photo editing
> software? I mostly use Nikon CaptureNX2 and sometimes PhotoShop CS3.
> Should I bother to install SilverSharp SE?
> Thanks for your advice.
> Mike.

Personally, I use EpsonSCAN.
I find it more than adequate, with enough controls (in the 'show full
controls' case) and easy enough to use. It *may* get confused when
scanning film strips, so there is an option to not crop automatically
(I use this one when I am scanning 6x17 panoramic medium format as well
on my V500 - the metal frame and anti-Newton glass from permits these large shots as well).

I feel that you will need the additional capabilities of SilverFast in
rare cases, but probably it will not be worth the different user interface.

Try both and tell us your experiences.
Note that it will take some days of experimentation before you feel
proficient enough with the scanner+software combination.

Oh, and congratulations for your acquisition. What kind of material do
you expect to scan? Slide film? black&white film? Printed photos?
(this was something we forgot to ask you in your initial question)


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