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21-09-11, 06:55 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southern England - a Scot in exile
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You have to use the software, supplied with the scanner, to get the best from a scan. Some allow you to do a basic scan and I wonder if you accepted this instead of getting it to do the full scan?
Whilst the software that comes with a scanner probably does a great job I'm intrigued as to whether anyone has tried specialist software such as SilverFast. I know nothing more than I am reading in the current Focus Guide Photoshop "Revive your old photos". However I have recently noticed whilst trying out my Canon 4400 that the Canon scanner software that came with it, CanoScan Toolbox 5.0, allows a much more limited scanning resolution than if I aquire images to be scanned (and here I should say I am scanning 35mm B&W and colour negatives in the lid adaptor) with the additional software that was bundled with it, ie PhotoStudio 5.5.
It seems that supplementary software might be the answer to some of the frustration experienced by forum members when trying to get good results.
What do others think? Has anyone tried SilverFast software and what results did they get?
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