Many of today's scanners have the ability to write the full dynamic range (HDR - High Dynamic Range) of its hardware into TIFF-data. This makes the reduction to 24 bit RGB files 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 in quality. In order to save RAW data with extended dynamic range, the 48 bit (or 64 bit HDRi) TIFF format was developed. Regardless of the effective dynamic range supplied, the file will always become a 48 bit (or 64 bit HDRi) file. Normal scanning software saves images into a 24 bit file, discarding the extra information created by the scanner. 48 bit files retain all of the information supplied.
SilverFast HDR enables the user to read and process 48 bit (or 64 bit HDRi) RAW files without being connected to a scanner. In HDR, all SilverFast tools are available: Defining Output Size & Resolution, Auto-Adjust of Highlight/Shadow, Three Part Histogram, Gradation Curves, Selective Color Correction, Unsharp Masking, Color Cast Removal Slider, Color Separation, CMYK-Preview and more.
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 SF HDR. Now you will have all of SilverFast's tools at your disposal!
SilverFast HDR Studio 8 is the ideal complement to SilverFast scanner software. Scan your images easily into 64bit/ 48bit HDR(i) RAW data format, which contains any ascertainable image information. Anytime later, optimize many images simultaneously with SilverFast HDR Studio 8.
SilverFast HDR is available in the following versions: HDR and HDR Studio. Please, choose above, below the price information, between those Versions. You can find more Informations about SilverFast HDR on our SilverFast-HDR Webseite
The Studio Version of SilverFast HDR includes some more Features. For example the The Auto Adaptive Contrast Optimization AACO, it supports JPEG2000, Auto IT-8 Calibration, the Expert Mode and the 16bit-Histogramm. Also own Presets for the WorkfloPilot can be created. iSRD (dust and scratch removal) and SCC (selective color correction) can be used with masks and layers. This is especially interesting for professional users. If the regular Profiles of NegaFix donīt match, they can be edited at the Studio Version or new Profiles can be created.
- 64-bit systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS X from 10.7
- 2 GHz Processor or faster (Multi-core recommended)
- 2 GB RAM main memory (4 GB RAM recommended)
- 2 GB free space on hard disk drive for the software file
- Up to 20 GB free space on the main system hard disk drive for the cache
- DVD drive or internet connection
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop CS3 to CS6 and CC.
(Photoshop CS6 and higher on OS X are only supported if 64 bit drivers are available for the scanner.)
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop Elements 8 to 13.
SilverFast 8 can also be installed on Windows as a TWAIN module.
Note: SilverFast 8 is Intel native software and thus it is not available for PowerPC Mac systems (Those G4-microprocessors were only produced until the End of 2005).