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SilverFast (Canon) is LaserSoft's software for Canon 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 workflow. 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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Laraine Member IconReview+46

Doesn't work with Canon 8400F. It should at least work with all scanners under 10 years old. I'm fed up with this throw away society!

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Version 8.0.1r37
Teszeract Member IconComment+21

Rather go for Twain Sane. Looks good, simple to use. Here's a pic of the interface:

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Version 6.6.2r4a
Niewiesznic Member IconReview+25

Best scan software in Mac OS X, but...
1. It's not working when I have system language set as Polish. Switching to english is IRRITATING AS HELL.
2. It's not standalone app. the startup menu is also irritating. A LOT !!!
Please improve.

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Version 6.6.2r3
Jeppy Hammer Member IconReview+4
Jeppy Hammer

Thanks to the developers and support team of this software:
You make a great job.
Whenever I had a problem, I got help by mail/phone very quickly.
This software and the CanoScan 9000F is everything you need for perfect scans nowadays.

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Version 6.6.2r1
Franccy Member IconReview+3

I got the new 9000F scanner from Canon.

Where the software from Canon is very rudimentary, you have tons of features with SilverFast. Get an upgrade to the Studio version or Archive Suite an even PhotoShop is obsolete. World's number 1 scanner software.

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Version 6.6.2r1
McFerg72 Member IconReview+10

I'm very happy with SilverFast for my Canoscan 8800F. The results are way better than what you can achieve with Canoscan.
And is this a surprise ? SilverFast is a professional software many photographers rely on.
SilverFast has unique patented techniques, it has won the EDP award for the best color management software in 2008.

Hmm, I can't understand some of the comments below. Maybe they used very old versions ? Ok, they were written some years ago. They developed a lot of new features (look here: http://www.silverfast.com/show/scanners-canon/en.html) in the meantime. I don't know, if it was slower than Canoscan that days, but these days it's not, it's fast, it's silverfast :)

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Version 6.6.1r1
raviolotto Member IconComment+3

not working with Canoscan 4200f

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Version 6.6r2
bad jobs - good jobs Member IconComment+2
bad jobs - good jobs

works well but very slow and is very very expensive, would cost me more than my scanner!
I will stay with Agfa Fotolook or Vuescan on my older Arcus 1200

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Version 6.6r2
dm9999 Member IconComment+2

Keine Schwarz/Weiss(1-bit)-Scans möglich mit Powerlook 1120 und ScanMaker i900. Unbrauchbar langsam bei grossen Vorlagen. Keine Probleme mt der mitgelieferten Scansoftware.

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Version 6.5.3d
Chandivine Member IconReview+5

The MultiSampling feature has really improved my image quality! Great effort there. I am fascinated by the speed of HiREPP - I opened a 1,5 GB file in under 5 seconds! Well done. Have a good day!

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Version 6.4.4r2
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Downloads 51,732
Version Downloads 601
Type Drivers / Scanners
License Demo
Date 09 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.00
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