This winter I’m going to try to scan 50 years of 35mm slides and B&W photos. I have an Epson V700 scanner that seems to have all the settings I would need for slide positive, film negatives, and photos.
The Epson scanner came with a lite version of “Silverfast” software. I’ve visited silverfast website and there full versions are around $50.00
Would Silverfast or any other kind of “scanner” software make this project easer?
#1. "RE: Scanner Software" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Mon 08-Oct-12 11:09 PM
I've used the Epson scan software for a number of years with no issues. It can be a little buggy at times but otherwise I get good quality scans. I haven't used SilverFast in quite a while but I'm not sure it would produce any better results.
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#2. "RE: Scanner Software" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Tue 09-Oct-12 01:12 AM
My experience is similar to Ernesto's. I have a V600 and when I tried the Silverfast I don't think my results were materially different than just using Epson Scan. However, I don't use many options. I pretty much set the scanner to high res and the appropriate color depth and give me the bits. Any other stuff I'll do in Photoshop. This makes the scanning process somewhat shorter, although I'm not sure that it would be the case with dusty or otherwise dirty negatives and slides.
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