I'd also recommend trying Polaroid Insight first, and I agree with David's other comments shown here, as well.
If you think you need the power of SilverFast, then make sure you upgrade to version 5.5 if you scan color negatives Version 5.5 gives you something called NegaFix and it's really needed for scanning color negatives.
In a message dated 9/30/2001 9:17:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
on 9/30/01 9:00 AM PST, JackG wrote:
> I just recieved the Poloraid 4000 and am trying to decide from reading the
> messages which would be best for a novice like me, the Poloraid, VueScan or
> the Silverfast. Of course the Poloraid and SilverFast came with the scanner,
> but $40.00 for the VueScan is a very fair price for software that works
John in OKC-
Once you've gotten comfortable with Polacolor, and scanning slides, only
would I recommend learning Silverfast. It has WAY more tools than you'll
need for now, and the documentation is lousy (the PDF I downloaded doesn't
even show you the button for ejecting film!)
Or if you have negs, Vuescan is definitely worth it.