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SilverFast (Epson) for Mac

Powerful drivers for Epson scanners.

$49.00
In English
2.7
Based on 9 user rates

SilverFast (Epson) overview

SilverFast (Epson) is LaserSoft's software for Epson scanners. LaserSoft Imaging has gained over 25 years of experience in the development of imaging software. In combination with a variety of innovative ideas and the usage of current software technology, SilverFast 9 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. Turning your analog originals into convincing scans is very simple, with complex operations becoming like child's play.

The SilverFast Preview Concept allows you to see the result of any adjusted setting in the preview window immediately. The user interface of SilverFast 9 is newly developed to current standards so that you can access all major functions quickly and easily. SilverFast 9 supports the latest 64-bit hardware, and is therefore extremely fast and efficient.

What’s new in version 9.0.2

Version 9.0.2:
Task:
  • General: A "Reset"-Button was added to the "Auto" tab of the SilverFast preferences which restores the default values.
  • General: The "Expert" part of the Scan Dimensions window now is part of the regular dialogue and thus always visible.
  • General: When starting SilverFast as a demo version for the first time, you need to pick which level of the software you want to try. You can switch software levels for the demo in the Welcome Screen when starting SilverFast.
  • General: A message is now displayed if SilverFast Single Archive Scan can't create a folder in the chosen directory.
  • General: The Single Archive Command now has separate Trashes to empty the list of "Finished Runs" and to delete the files listed under "Archive Run" from your disk.
  • General: Shortcuts for opening the Histogram and for opening images in HDR Studio have been added.
  • Reflecta RPS 10M and Pie PrimeFilm XA: the driver has been updated and the overall stability on M1 MacBooks with macOS 11 was improved.
Bug:
  • General: The Densitometer now displays the correct tools and settings for each software level.
  • Single Archive Command: The tabs have been re-organized for a more natural left-to-right flow.
  • DigitDia and Powerslide series: The overview scan doesn't start automatically any more. The automatic overview scan can be re-activated in the preferences.
Feature:
  • General: long domain names are now accepted when logging in
  • macOS 11 Big Sur: images can be displayed again after the scan.
  • General: The Scan Dimensions "Save Settings" action now also saves the path.
GUI:
  • SilverFast HDR Studio: Indicating what effect a slider will have
  • General: Changed interface for dialogue
  • Film eject button had been present by error - fixed
  • Microtek 9800XL Plus: 400, 600, and 800 PPI are now available for scanning
  • SilverFast HDR Studio: Change inbetween JobManager entries extremely slow
Installation:
  • Reflecta ProScan 10T: Updated driver installation
Quality:
  • General: The infrared-based dust and scratch removal function (iSRD) has been improved for Kodachrome images.
  • General: The number of watermarks in demo mode has been reduced.
Scanner Support:
  • Some Microtek scanner owners had detection issues because of different series of scanners of the type in the market - solved
  • Plustek scanners with M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro: the stability has been improved and the driver has been updated.
Support:
  • General: News on welcome screen - if there are any - are now shown only if relevant for scanner and SilverFast variant in use
  • General: The "Request Support" form in the help menu has been updated.
Other:
  • General: For flatbed scanners the scan button and the batch scan button have been separated for easier access.
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SilverFast (Epson) for Mac

$49.00
In English
Version 9.0.2
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2.7

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Macern
Macern
Jul 22 2020
8.8.0r20
4.0
Jul 22 2020
4.0
Version: 8.8.0r20
Have used Silverfast for almost 20 years with Epson and Heidelberg scanners. Now I have the Epson V850 Pro with Silverfast AI Studio with printer calibration. Yes, this software are advanced and have a high learning curve, but if you take the time to learn to use Silverfast properly, which take some time and effort, you get so much better scans than with the Epson or many third party (all-in-one) software. Scanned a lot of old negatives, slides and paper copies with excellent results using Silverfast because I have taken time to learn how to use it properly, and calibrated it with IT8. This is advanced software for scanning, so you have to take time to learn how to use it for top results!
Ocd
Ocd
Jan 27 2015
8.0.1r37
2.0
Jan 27 2015
2.0
Version: 8.0.1r37
Got "SilverFast SE Plus 8" with my Epson scanner - It's the dumbed down version of their "Studio" sw. Functionality wise, it does what it's supposed to do, it's better than Epson Scan, and it has some good tools to get the best out of your scans. However, the UI is absolutely dreadful! The panel layouts, tool bars, windows, everything is very archaic and unintuitive. The icons are ridiculously overwrought and hoaky and the overall design looks like it came straight out of Windows XP in the 90's. It truly looks like they haven't redesigned it in ages and It feels cheap and tawdry next to the Yosemite interface. It's a shame because this could be really great with some sprucing up. So, I'd never buy or recommend this, especially with simple modern, cheaper alternatives like Vuescan around.
Geoffjt
Geoffjt
Sep 21 2013
8.0.1r22
1.5
Sep 21 2013
1.5
Version: 8.0.1r22
Summary: Expensive, good but very unstable. Pros: Great results from both reflective and transparent originals on my Epson V500 (and previous scanners I've owned in the past 10 years). But that's when it works. Read on... Cons: 1) Very unstable in Mac OSX 10.8.x. On a new iMac with 12Gb RAM it is sluggish with the beach-ball-of-death popping up at regular intervals. It will crash 30% of the time you launch it. 2) The interface is beyond-belief-dreadful. Confusing, obtuse and anti-intuitive. It's only that I've used SilverFast for over 10 years that I'm able get the best results. I've recommended SilverFast to fellow designers who have used the demo - but will not purchase because the application appears to be designed by amateurs. Summary SilverFast 8 on the Mac is more like a port of Windows version - fine when it works but very unstable. (Not to mention the dreadful 1980's interface icons.) Silverfast are plainly talented and dedicated guys but they need to stop altering the OSX interface in their application. For example, the cursor arrow enlarges Windoze-like and takes on a blue halo - wtf is that about, apart from being a waste of time and processor resources? These UI level hacks must have an effect on performance and stability. Which may be why it crashes frequently. I wish they would employ an Apple-savvy developer - Silverfast is expensive software and I'm not alone in looking around for more stable scanning solutions - even at the same price.
allanmacam-1
allanmacam-1
Mar 3 2012
8.0.1r5
3.5
Mar 3 2012
3.5
Version: 8.0.1r5
So far not bad. Mo major problems. To Cameraguy5 you could delete the prefs via the service dialoge (welcome screen, left bottom). You could also repair your disk permissions. Solved the same problem I was having.
Cameraguy5
Cameraguy5
Feb 15 2012
8.0.1r5
1.0
Feb 15 2012
1.0
Version: 8.0.1r5
Updated to this version and it never finishes processing to produce the image file. Support is very slow and unhelpful. I've given up trying to resolve the problem and have reverted back to the previous version which works fine. I'm on a Mac Pro running Lion. I'm still trying to find out what has been changed, added or fixed in this version. If anyone knows, please post.
Macern
Macern
Jul 22 2020
4.0
Jul 22 2020
4.0
Version: null
Ocd
Ocd
Jan 27 2015
2.0
Jan 27 2015
2.0
Version: null
Geoffjt
Geoffjt
Sep 21 2013
1.5
Sep 21 2013
1.5
Version: null
allanmacam-1
allanmacam-1
Mar 3 2012
3.5
Mar 3 2012
3.5
Version: null
Cameraguy5
Cameraguy5
Feb 15 2012
1.0
Feb 15 2012
1.0
Version: null
zorbanerd
zorbanerd
Dec 22 2010
2.5
Dec 22 2010
2.5
Version: null
siamlotus
siamlotus
Mar 4 2010
5.0
Mar 4 2010
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2009
4.0
Dec 12 2009
4.0
Version: null
Rpphoto
Rpphoto
Jul 10 2009
1.0
Jul 10 2009
1.0
Version: null