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PRESS RELEASE: SilverFast DCPro Release Dedicated to Raw Data Enhancement of High-End Digital Cameras
Unique Virtual Light Table Features Integrate Versatile Picture Organization with Powerful Image Enhancement tools.
Kiel, Germany -- LaserSoft Imaging AG, the developer of SilverFast professional scanner and digital camera software solutions, has announced the immediate availability of SilverFast DCPro. SilverFast DCPro delivers lighting-fast access to "Raw" image formats ranging from professional to mid-range digital cameras from Kodak, Minolta, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma and Olympus. It is available as a stand-aloneapplication as well as a Photoshop plug-in.
SilverFast DCPro allows photographers to directly modify the original data captured, by a digital camera, producing images with superior high quality, white balance and the maximum amount of detail. Raw images which are often called a "digital negative" are preferred by professional photographers. This is due to the maximum dynamic range and untouched details they contain. Accessing the raw image before conversion into formats like JPEG and TIFF allows users to adjust the color balance, saturation, smoothness and sharpness instead of using the camera's automatic settings.
SilverFast DCPro is a high-end digital camera software, designed especially for the needs of photographers. It combines the powerful functionality of SilverFast Ai with the unique Virtual Light Table -- DC VLT. The light table is a photographer's best friend especially those who likes to organize, manage and preview images in an easy way. DCPro also brings sophisticated noise removal -- GANE, a tool for eliminating noise and grain while preserving image details as well as a White Balance feature. Beside the ingenious magnifying functions, the user profits from Presets in our adjustable Graphical User Interface (GUI) as well as the color temperature and the Red-Eye-Correction, all this takes place using true 48-bit mode. Each SilverFast DCPro ships with IT8 Calibration with target and ICC Profiler. Also included is the Online Quick Time Movies Training -- as a guide to teach you SilverFast DCPro.
SilverFast DCPro supports Raw Data Format of professional digital cameras: Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Fuji and Sigma. The conversion of the raw data format takes place as a time-saving background process and the result is stored automatically. Hence, the user can re-open already converted files without time loss.
For each supported camera, default and custom raw image settings are available and can be adjusted and saved between sessions. With the ability to apply settings across multiple files from the same photo shoot, the result is increased quality in the final image, less after-import manipulation, and greater efficiency in the workflow for the photographic or graphic professional.
"We made SilverFast DCPro available to the digital camera market due to customers request, so they can view and work with raw camera formats in a stand-alone application as well as in Photoshop; we are proud that customers, for the first time, don't have to read an extensive manual, since Quicktime movies in each dialog explain all available function," stated Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, president of LaserSoft Imaging AG/LaserSoft Imaging Inc.
Now photographers can adjust their images in terms familiar to them, quickly and accurately. Also, the ability to see a preview of the sharpening and smoothing is great. Photographers will love the raw format capabilities of our new software.
A complete list of camera models and proprietary raw formats supported is available at http://wwwsilverfast.com/show/silverfast-dcpro/en.html.
Pricing and Availability
SilverFast DCPro demo version will soon be available for download at www.SilverFast.com and can be bought at an introductory price of $299 until the end of September.
About LaserSoft Imaging AG
Founded in 1986 by Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, LaserSoft Imaging AG (www.SilverFast.com), the leader in scanning and imaging software solutions, offers a comprehensive line of software for enterprise and creative professional customers. Its products like SilverFast Ai, SilverFAst HDR, SilverFast DC-SE and SilverFast DC-VLT enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually rich, compelling and reliable content. Based in Kiel, Germany and Florida, USA., LaserSoft Imaging is one of the world's high-end software developer.
(First posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 at 11:08 EDT)