Scanning Workflows With SilverFast 8 – SilverFast HDR

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$29.95

This book is for anyone seeking to learn efficient workflows for scanning film media and maximizing image quality from scanned media, whether positive transparencies or color/B&W negatives. It describes the use of SilverFast 8 and SilverFast HDR 8 either as stand-alone applications or used in carefully documented workflows including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It addresses in detail the perennial question of “What do I do Where”.

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Scanning Workflows With SilverFast 8 – SilverFast HDR

To date, the only comprehensive resource of its kind, available for purchase on the PhotoPXL website:

This book is for anyone seeking to learn efficient workflows for scanning film media and maximizing image quality from scanned media, whether positive transparencies or color/B&W negatives. It describes the use of SilverFast 8 and SilverFast HDR 8 either as stand-alone applications or used in carefully documented workflows including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It addresses in detail the perennial question of “What do I do Where”. 

This book was previously exclusive to the SilverFast website, however, LaserSoft Imaging has issued a new version of SilverFast and the owner of the company wrote his own book to accompany it; in so doing, they discontinued this book on their website. Mark Segal and PhotoPXL are offering this very well-received, unique resource in light of on-going customer interest. 

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PLEASE NOTE: This book is most relevant to SilverFast 8, now replaced by SilverFast 9, a paid upgrade. Furthermore, since the book was published Adobe has also upgraded versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. While this book is not up-to-date with the latest software versions, most of the material here remains usable and relevant. That said, neither the author nor PhotoPXL assume any responsibility or liability for any differences between the contents of this book and the applications described therein. While we have every reason to believe that most of the content remains both relevant and/or timeless, the price has been reduced from $39.95 to $29.95. All sales are final. 

1 review for Scanning Workflows With SilverFast 8 – SilverFast HDR

  1. Mark D Segal (verified owner)

    Real customer comments received on this e-book from 2012 to the present (anonymized because we did not seek permission to associate names with text).

    “If you scan with SilverFast you need this comprehensive e-book by Mark Segal.”
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    “…it is with considerable excitement and pleasure that I have been working my way methodically through your newly-available comprehensive users’ manual, the SilverFast 8 Handbook, by Mark Segal. …….The presentation and organization over the 380 pages is absolutely exemplary: this book is a model of what such a manual should be. I am particularly impressed with the inclusion of the all the suggested alternate workflows involving various combinations of SF, SF HDR, Lightroom, and Photoshop.”
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    “Scanning veteran Mark D Segal has nevertheless confounded expectations with his eBook, “Scanning Workflows with Silverfast 8, Silverfast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop”. The title may be quite a mouthful, but it is justified through the contents.

    “Although the book was written in close collaboration with LaserSoft, makers of SilverFast (of itself a positive sign), it’s no hagiography. Where the author feels that SilverFast is not going to give you best results, he makes no excuse for providing alternative solutions in Photoshop and Lightroom. However, with his exhaustive – but never exhausting – exposition of SilverFast’s vast feature set, he reveals and clarifies areas of the application which I’ve either never used or never been comfortable with.”
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    “……………, and fortunately, my friend and colleague Mark D Segal has recently published the definitive guide to scanning slides and prints with SilverFast. Mark’s E-Book provides production-quality workflows that incorporate SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, and Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop applications.”

    “Before I ask my question, since I am contacting you I want to tell you how INCREDIBLY impressed I am with your e-book on scanning, which I purchased from SilverFast a couple of weeks ago. I’ve done some technical writing of sorts for software, and I know how extremely difficult it is to explain details in a way that makes total sense, without mistakes. I have never in my life seen a book explaining how to use software that is as helpful as yours. And it’s not remotely just the information on the software that’s impressive, it’s all the details on what actually matters and the different options in workflow, explaining all the considerations, etc., and showing actual images demonstrating the differences. I am new to scanning photos and even to Photoshop, and your book is an absolute gold mine. But I’ve never seen anything like it on any topic I’ve ever tried to learn about. It’s a masterpiece, as far as I am concerned, an absolute masterpiece. It’s easy to understand, covers a myriad of details, in-depth treatment of software features, and has fantastic coverage of workflow, something for which I really needed exactly that sort of treatment. I know it had to be a huge amount of work with multiple rounds of reviewing and editing etc. etc., and the result is just amazing.”
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    “Dear Mr. Segal
    Your e-book on scanning with SilverFast 8 is superb.
    You have produced clear, clean, orderly, informative text augmented by sterling illustrations.”
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    “…..You know what you are doing, and I complement you…This book is perhaps the best written piece on Digital Scanning ever. I purchased it as a “skeptic”.. I come away a “convert”.
    It would have taken me “years” to amass the knowledge here.
    Thank you so much.”
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    “I just completed reading your magnificent Silverfast E Book. This book is absolutely extraordinary. not only has it contributed immensely to my understanding of all of the numerous controls within Silverfast, it is provided the singular best reference for scanning workflows I have ever come across. I simply cannot thank you enough for all of your contributions to my understanding of the art of scanning and digital imaging science.”
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