The Lasersoft SilverFast HDR Scan/Image Optimization Software is high-end scanning and imaging software that combines a very intuitive user interface with sophisticated and professional control. It is designed to optimize image processing, allowing multi-user scans and color management; thus increasing productivity and ensuring high quality. Beginners and professionals will appreciate the unique real-time controls and the intelligent automatic functions as well as the possibility to manually adjust the image at any point.
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 new workflow opportunities, allowing images to 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, SilverFast Ai HDR 6 saves the file in 48 bit TIFF format. 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 become a 48 bit file. For comparison, 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. This result is in SilverFast being able to provide 48 bit full color-corrected output (RGB and LAB in 48 bits, CMYK in 64 bits).
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: Defining output size, Auto-Adjust, Histogram, Gradation curves, Selective Color Correction, Unscharp Masking, Color Separation, CMYK-Preview.... etc. In addition, SilverFast HDR can still be used with Adobe Photoshop, or with a TWAIN compliant application; and, SilverFast HDR 6 now includes the JobManager which adds unprecedented productivity to SilverFast HDR.