Silverfast AI Studio 8

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Overview

Note: Make sure to turn on the scanner BEFORE launching Silverfast or it will not open.

  • Open Silverfast by clicking the icon in the dock. Click the blue start button on the bottom left of the launcher.
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  • Once Silverfast opens, you will see this workspace. - fig.2
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Contact Sheets

1) Place entire sheet of negatives (emulsion side down) on scanner bed making sure the sheet is not above the white triangle in the top right corner of the scanner.

2) From the top menu, select Wide Transparency by clicking and holding down the Transparency icon on the far left and choose Negative from the button to the right. Choose 48 or 16 Bit, depending on if you are scanning color or black and white. - fig.4

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3) Click Prescan. - fig.5

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4) Change the dimensions of the red selection to fit one image. Uncheck the CCR box under the Negafix options, located in the left side menu bar. - fig.6

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5) Open the Negafix expert options by clicking the graduation cap. - fig.7

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6) Click on the Expansion tab. Scroll to the bottom and uncheck the auto box. You can close these options by clicking on the hat again. - fig.8

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7) Expand the red box to include your entire contact sheet. - fig.9

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8) Name your image, set save location, dpi and size. - fig.10

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9) Click Scan. - fig.11

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Scanning Single Frames

1) Select Transparency setting for negatives, or Reflective for documents. - fig.12

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2) Choose Positive or Negative. - fig.13

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3) Select 48 Bit for color, or 16 Bit for black and white negatives. - fig.14

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4) Click the Prescan button in at the top of the main workspace. - fig.15

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5) Once the prescan is complete, you can select individual frames by using the Frame tab. - fig.16

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6) You can zoom in to view images by clicking the magnifying glass. The scanner will rescan the image, so that it can be seen in detail. - fig.17

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7) By using the compass button below the magnifying glass, you can flip or rotate specific images. - fig.18

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8) When you are ready to scan, select the image, and it will be outlined in red. - fig.19

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9) Name your image, and choose file type. - fig.20

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10) Choose file destination by clicking the folder icon. - fig.21

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11) Set your dpi. You can also change output size if necessary. - fig.22

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12) Double check that bit settings are correct.

13) Click the Scan button in the menu at the top of the workspace. Note: You will have to repeat steps 10-13 for each image if you choose not to use batch scan mode.

14) You can observe scan status in the bottom left corner of the window. - fig.23

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Batch Scanning

1) Set up scan options, and Prescan as you would for single frame scans.

2) Once the prescan is complete, select individual frames by using the Frame tab. - fig.24

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3) Hold down the Scan button and select Batch Scan. - fig.25

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4) You will be prompted to enter Save As options. - fig.26

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5) Silverfast will queue your frames. Progress can be seen in the bottom left of the workspace. - fig.27

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