Nikon Filmscanner now Macintosh Leopard compatible – with SilverFast

Kiel, Germany – May, 25th 2008 The new version 6.6 of SilverFast’s scan
software now fully supports the current Mac OS 10.5, Leopard.

Apart from supporting 35mm film scanners Coolscan IV and V ED, Super
Coolscan 2000, 4000 ED and 5000 ED, now also the medium format scanners
LS-8000 and LS-9000 are fully supported under Mac 10.5 – IntelMacs
included! Nikon announced that they will not be adapting their own
NikonScan software to Mac OS 10.5.

The new software implementation carries SilverFast’s infrared based iSRD
function supplying efficient Dust and Scratch removal with the advantage of
sharper image details.

Contrary to other dust and scratch removal methods, SilverFast’s iSRD is
primarily designed to preserve picture details by avoiding image smoothing.

Another highlight is the special support for Kodachrome slides which may
now use the iSRD function to efficiently remove dust and scratches. By
means of SilverFast’s patented Multi-Exposure feature the dynamic range of
the images may be greatly increased. Since SilverFast’s Multi-Exposure is
able to obtain a density of 4,2D the full dynamic range of Kodachromes (up
to 3.8D) can be captured – without SilverFast’s Multi-Exposure, the LS-5000
generally reaches a dynamic range of about only 3,3D.

Regarding the LS5000, SilverFast Multi-Exposure increases the number shades
that can be captured from 3388 to an incredible 17378 shades, based on the
ISO Norm 21550 standard. SilverFast 6.6 is available at LaserSoft Imaging’s
web shop as well as at selected resellers.

About LaserSoft Imaging:
LaserSoft Imaging (LSI) was founded in spring 1986 by physicist Karl-Heinz
Zahorsky, president and CEO of LSI. Today SilverFast is regarded as the
standard software for scanners and digital cameras serving both beginners
and professional alike. Only SilverFast is bundled by so many manufacturers
world-wide, such as Canon, Epson, HP, Leica, Microtek, Mediax, Pentacon
(Praktica), Plustek, Quatographic, Reflecta, SAMSUNG, UMAX and others.

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