on 5/28/01 10:00 AM, Alan Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Silverfast Ai 5.0 came bundled with my Sprintscan 4000 and, while it seems to
> be very capable scanning software, it has one highly annoying trait. It
> presents the registration box every time I invoke it, and I must laboriously
> re-enter the registration number each time. It's frustrating enough to send
> me back to Insight, so you can guess how frustrating THAT it! :-) Am I doing
> something wrong? Thanks in advance for any assistance.
You need to update it to 5.2 by downloading the updater from the silverfast
website. This solves the problem.
> On another issue, does anyone have a suggestion for which film to select in
> Silverfast when scanning Superia 200. I have tried several settings, with
> very unsatisfactory results. The scans are either too dark or too light, and
> inferior to drugstore prints.
Download Ian Lyon's tutorial on scanning negatives from his site at:
Fast forward to the part about setting up your own color expansion
parameters on the fourth page:
This is the only solution in my experience, other than simply doing a raw
scan and color correcting in Photoshop. Overall I find Silverfast does a
pretty dismal job on color and b/w neg. Vuescan is better, but in the end I
always end up doing it myself.