Silverfast v Photoshop

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nobody, Dec 28, 2005.

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    nobody Guest

    What is the accepted wisdom or consensus re: using silverfast v.photoshop
    cs? Sorry if the subject has been discussed before, but I missed that
    debate. Thanks in advance.
    nobody
    nobody, Dec 28, 2005
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    Mark B. Guest

    "nobody" <> wrote in message
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    > What is the accepted wisdom or consensus re: using silverfast v.photoshop
    > cs? Sorry if the subject has been discussed before, but I missed that
    > debate. Thanks in advance.
    > nobody
    >


    Forgive my ignorance, I've never heard of silverfast.

    Mark
    Mark B., Dec 28, 2005
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    Charles Self Guest

    "Mark B." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "nobody" <> wrote in message
    > news:BFD80CBF.15B29%...
    >> What is the accepted wisdom or consensus re: using silverfast v.photoshop
    >> cs? Sorry if the subject has been discussed before, but I missed that
    >> debate. Thanks in advance.
    >> nobody
    >>

    >
    > Forgive my ignorance, I've never heard of silverfast.
    >


    Google brings it up as scanner software, basic editing for scanners. Nothing
    like PS outside that arena.
    Charles Self, Dec 28, 2005
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    Celcius Guest

    Mark,

    I Googled it:
    http://www.silverfast.com/overview/en.html
    It's a software that accompanies scanners apparently. I never used it
    either.

    To: "nobody": Generally, software that accompany a scanner / camera,
    etc. are adequate, but to my knowledge, do not replace "specialised"
    software. This was the same, even for Photoshop LE. It was doing a job
    adequately, but could not compete with the full version. My 2 cents.

    Marcel
    Celcius, Dec 28, 2005
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    nobody Guest

    Thanks to Marcel and others. Somebody (not me) scans 8 x 10 transparencies
    with a Lacie scanner, he said that he used silverfast. It looks like in his
    case silverfast might be complementary to photoshop rather than instead of
    photoshop. Sorry if I confused anybody.
    nobody
    Ps: still, his results should be awesome: 8 x 10 scan !! And he said that
    that size was not enough for him, he was going for something bigger!!


    On 28/12/05 13:01, in article
    , "Celcius"
    <> wrote:

    > Mark,
    >
    > I Googled it:
    > http://www.silverfast.com/overview/en.html
    > It's a software that accompanies scanners apparently. I never used it
    > either.
    >
    > To: "nobody": Generally, software that accompany a scanner / camera,
    > etc. are adequate, but to my knowledge, do not replace "specialised"
    > software. This was the same, even for Photoshop LE. It was doing a job
    > adequately, but could not compete with the full version. My 2 cents.
    >
    > Marcel
    >
    nobody, Dec 28, 2005
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    C Wright Guest

    On 12/28/05 7:22 AM, in article BFD8421E.15CA3%,
    "nobody" <> wrote:

    > Thanks to Marcel and others. Somebody (not me) scans 8 x 10 transparencies
    > with a Lacie scanner, he said that he used silverfast. It looks like in his
    > case silverfast might be complementary to photoshop rather than instead of
    > photoshop. Sorry if I confused anybody.
    > nobody
    > Ps: still, his results should be awesome: 8 x 10 scan !! And he said that
    > that size was not enough for him, he was going for something bigger!!
    >
    >


    I have used Silverfast to a limited extent. As you have already been
    informed it is scanning software. It does (at least in its' full version)
    allow the use of curves to modify the scanning process and that perhaps
    would lead someone to believe that it could be used instead of Photoshop.
    While it is considered top line scanning software it is in no way a
    competitor of PS.
    Chuck
    C Wright, Dec 28, 2005
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    nobody <> wrote:

    > Ps: still, his results should be awesome: 8 x 10 scan !! And he said that
    > that size was not enough for him, he was going for something bigger!!


    You'd think so, depends a lot on the film and what is there, I have a
    about 100 8x10 images versus about 2,000 4x5's- the film plane is easier
    to get sharp results with the separate cameras.
    --
    Would thou choose to meet a rat eating dragon, or
    a dragon, eating rat? The answer of: I am somewhere
    in the middle. "Me who is part taoist and part Christian".
    Little Green Eyed Dragon, Dec 28, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    nobody wrote:
    > Thanks to Marcel and others. Somebody (not me) scans 8 x 10 transparencies
    > with a Lacie scanner, he said that he used silverfast. It looks like in his
    > case silverfast might be complementary to photoshop rather than instead of
    > photoshop. Sorry if I confused anybody.
    > nobody
    > Ps: still, his results should be awesome: 8 x 10 scan !! And he said that
    > that size was not enough for him, he was going for something bigger!!
    >
    >
    > On 28/12/05 13:01, in article
    > , "Celcius"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Mark,
    >>
    >>I Googled it:
    >>http://www.silverfast.com/overview/en.html
    >>It's a software that accompanies scanners apparently. I never used it
    >>either.
    >>
    >>To: "nobody": Generally, software that accompany a scanner / camera,
    >>etc. are adequate, but to my knowledge, do not replace "specialised"
    >>software. This was the same, even for Photoshop LE. It was doing a job
    >>adequately, but could not compete with the full version. My 2 cents.
    >>
    >>Marcel
    >>

    >
    >

    LaCie Scanner??? I don't think LaCie makes any scanners.
    Dave, Dec 28, 2005
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    Brian Guest

    Dave wrote:
    > LaCie Scanner??? I don't think LaCie makes any scanners.


    Try Googling "Lacie scanner". Seem to be a few links there ;-)

    Having said that it may be that they are named differently outside the
    US, bit like Bogen and Manfrotto. Here's a link to one -
    http://www.ghc.co.uk/acatalog/Index_LaCie_Scanners_431.html

    Brian
    Brian, Dec 28, 2005
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    Father Kodak Guest

    Re: Silverfast v Photoshop - how does it compare with Nikon's scanning software?

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:18:35 GMT, C Wright
    <wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com> wrote:


    >
    >I have used Silverfast to a limited extent. As you have already been
    >informed it is scanning software. It does (at least in its' full version)
    >allow the use of curves to modify the scanning process and that perhaps
    >would lead someone to believe that it could be used instead of Photoshop.
    >While it is considered top line scanning software it is in no way a
    >competitor of PS.
    >Chuck


    Can anyone compare it to Nikon's scanning software.

    Father Kodak
    Father Kodak, Dec 28, 2005
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    Father Kodak Guest

    Re: Silverfast v Photoshop - VueScan?

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:18:35 GMT, C Wright
    <wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com> wrote:

    >On 12/28/05 7:22 AM, in article BFD8421E.15CA3%,
    >"nobody" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks to Marcel and others. Somebody (not me) scans 8 x 10 transparencies
    >> with a Lacie scanner, he said that he used silverfast. It looks like in his
    >> case silverfast might be complementary to photoshop rather than instead of
    >> photoshop. Sorry if I confused anybody.
    >> nobody
    >> Ps: still, his results should be awesome: 8 x 10 scan !! And he said that
    >> that size was not enough for him, he was going for something bigger!!
    >>
    >>

    >
    >I have used Silverfast to a limited extent. As you have already been
    >informed it is scanning software. It does (at least in its' full version)
    >allow the use of curves to modify the scanning process and that perhaps
    >would lead someone to believe that it could be used instead of Photoshop.
    >While it is considered top line scanning software it is in no way a
    >competitor of PS.
    >Chuck


    An alternative to Silverfast that is considerably less expensive is
    VueScan. I have no direct experience with either Silverfast or
    VueScan.

    Padre Kodak
    Father Kodak, Dec 28, 2005
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    rafe b Guest

    "Brian" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > Dave wrote:
    >> LaCie Scanner??? I don't think LaCie makes any scanners.

    >
    > Try Googling "Lacie scanner". Seem to be a few links there ;-)
    >
    > Having said that it may be that they are named differently outside the US,
    > bit like Bogen and Manfrotto. Here's a link to one -
    > http://www.ghc.co.uk/acatalog/Index_LaCie_Scanners_431.html



    The scanner in your link is quite obviously a rebranded Microtek or Agfa.
    (The Agfas were made by Microtek as well.)


    rafe b
    www.terrapinphoto.com
    rafe b, Dec 28, 2005
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    Brian Guest

    rafe b wrote:
    > The scanner in your link is quite obviously a rebranded Microtek or Agfa.
    > (The Agfas were made by Microtek as well.)


    Maybe so, but it looks as though they are sold under the LaCie brand in
    Europe. In my book that makes it a LaCie scanner ;-)

    Brian
    Brian, Dec 28, 2005
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