time and until announced I cannot reveal the exact price, contracts and all. I
will be much less than the $45 and I am trying to get clarification on whether
it includes AI and HDR. The assumption is it does but I do not yet have to
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Was: Silverfast
Help- Cant find Scanner Now: discount upgr...
In a message dated 9/30/2001 5:32:45 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
Regarding #2 below, is
$45 the "reasonable charge" you refer to? Is there
another way to order the upgrade with a purchase after 9/1?
If you bought the Polaroid scanner just before September 1, as I did, then it
would cost $90 to upgrade SilverFast to the current 5.5 version. They
charge $45 to upgrade SilverFast Ai and another $45 to upgrade SilverFast HDR,
both of which come with the scanner. If you buy the scanner after
September 1, you can upgrade SilverFast to version 5.5 at a reduced cost.
I assume they'll upgrade both Ai and HDR at the same time for a a single
price, probably $45 (I'm guessing on the price).
But you don't really need to upgrade Ai if you don't want to. You can
only upgrade HDR. Then do raw scans with either SilverFast Ai or Polaroid
Insight and you can process the scans with the upgraded SilverFast HDR with all
of the latest bells and whistles. I suspect that Lasersoft realizes few
Polaroid users wouldn't upgrade both Ai and HDR for $90 since you really don't
have to upgrade both.
By the way, I have two different Polaroid scanners. Lasersoft wanted me
to pay $45 to upgrade Ai for each scanner and $45 to upgrade HDR (it's not
scanner specific as it works only with raw files), for a total of $135. I
bitched about that, and some other major problems I had with Lasersoft, and
they let me upgrade all three for $45. I felt that was fair. After
all, that's all I would have paid them anyway as I'd have only upgraded HDR.
I don't use Ai for anything other than making raw scans so I don't need
the NegaFix upgrade to it.
If anyone knows exactly what Lasersoft charges for the upgrade for Polaroid
scanners purchased after September 1, please post it so we all know.