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SilverFast (Plustek) is LaserSoft's software for Plustek scanners. LaserSoft Imaging has gained 25 years experience in the development of imaging software that has now been incorporated in the redevelopment of SilverFast scanner software. In combination with a variety of innovative ideas and the usage of current software technology, SilverFast 8 has evolved into what we can proudly present as the best scanner software.

The WorkflowPilot, a unique feature, is a core element of the new software. As a kind of assistant, it guides you in the correct order through all the processing steps required for your individual more...

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Version 8.0.1r37: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Supported scanner

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Aw21 Member IconReview+6

Doesn't work on MacOS X 10.7 (Lion).
Don't wait for SilverFast 8. Just switch to Vuescan.
Vuescan's UI is basic and inelegant, but works quite well.
SilverFast's UI is ugly like MSDOS, but unusable.

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Version 6.6.2r4a
Lasersoft Imaging (Developer)

Works with Lion, works great.

Wanker22 Member IconReview+2

Use this software with the new Plustek 7600i, this is high value for low money. It comes bundled with SilverFast. Watch out to get the IT8 version. The IT8 scanner calibration is a very powerful feature for easily receiving correct colors. I recently updated to the Archive Suite version for benefitting from the very efficient workflow. This is recommended for anyone having to scan greater lots of slides.

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Version 6.6.2r4
jan13 Member IconReview+236

This software is running on OS 10.5.4 now, where I do use SCSI connection on my G5 PowerMac.

Performance is light quick and this software is capable of producing stunning scans from my 4x5 and 8x10 transparencies.

Scanning flat art is exceptional as well ! Options in this software are leveling with most demanding requests from operator for production of high-end professional results.

We are absolutely delighted using this software on our LinoScan 2650.

Very good job LinoScan !!!

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Version 6.6r2
Plasterpyrus Member IconComment+57

Well six months later and its still misleading, though it has gone down price, to the tune of 178.00 dollars. I think to boot, the price, it depends on what kind of scanner you have, the price is determined. VueScan is still the one to go with. And guess what it works with all kinds of scanners.

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Version 6.6r1a
pdxdude Member IconComment-2

It's a little misleading to list "$59" as the price. The Ai Studio is $233 for my plain epson scanner. I like the autocrop, but $233 seems a little steep. Am I missing something?

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Version 6.5.5r3
fire_dragon Member IconReview+10

I have been impressed with SilverFast ever since I started using it. I have been using it for scanning as well as photography.

What I find most useful is the multi exposure feature. I can really pull some extra information out of my images and give it an extra polish.

The only thing that still can need some work is the interface, which is well designed but has some settings a little hidden away.

Alltogether a great updgrade.

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Version 6.5r3d
makardel Member IconReview+2

I'm still using SilverFast for about twelve years and never regret.
SilverFast (including SF Ai Studio) is the first choice scan app with ease of use (first class automatics - if you are a novice) in an absolute professional app, that gives you incredible pro tools to scan and work on pictures for best results on the market.
SilverFast Ai Studio sets a new standard in prepress. I'll never miss it at work.

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Version 6.5r3d
Chandivine Member IconReview+5

The AiStudio is great!
The price depends on if the scanner model supports the new MultiExposure feature - if it does, an additional fee is applied. Its well worth it in my opinion!
Great software! Thanks!

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Version 6.5r3d
anth Member IconReview-2

The price listed of $59.00 is completely wrong. Lasersoft's website lists the cost as $208. It's not even the upgrade price which I have been trying to determine. Several days ago their web store quoted $70 and now it quotes $105. Their upgrade web page lists yet more prices.

While I have successfully used Silverfast to scan negatives and it does have some good features (HiRePP is great). I personally don't believe the new features warrant such a high price. Auto Frame Detection does not work with the scanning of negatives, Multiple Exposure does not benefit scans of negatives, only two new negafix profiles were added, and the AI-HDR optimization seems more like a bugfix. The colorcast removal feature added to negafix is nice, but it is only a checkbox and its intensity cannot be adjusted.

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Version 6.5r3a
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Version 8.0.0r1
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Version 6.6.2r2
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Downloads 12,560
Version Downloads 225
Type Drivers / Scanners
License Demo
Date 09 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.00
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