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Travel Keyboard First Order Solution

SilverFast Archive Suite by LaserSoft Imaging is a set of tools aimed at archiving large numbers of 35 mm slides, negatives, or prints, and its aim hits the mark. For the first time in many years, I see the possibility of archiving literally boxes full of 35 mm slides from my family photography collection. SilverFast Archive Suite guides the user through an IT8 automatic color calibration of the scanner. Next, the user scans into 48 bit high dynamic range (HDR) RAW format with another 16 bit scan available from the IR channel of supported scanners for automated dust and scratch removal. A user can repeat the scan process over and over, not worrying about processing the images until later. But when the time comes for processing, SilverFast provides the tool to automate the actions, making it a completely unattended operation.

Read the full review: SilverFast Archive Suite 6.6 (7-16-2014)

SilverFast Archive Suite 6.6

SilverFast Archive Suite by LaserSoft Imaging is a set of tools aimed at archiving large numbers of 35 mm slides, negatives, or prints, and its aim hits the mark. For the first time in many years, I see the possibility of archiving literally boxes full of 35 mm slides from my family photography collection. SilverFast Archive Suite guides the user through an IT8 automatic color calibration of the scanner. Next, the user scans into 48 bit high dynamic range (HDR) RAW format with another 16 bit scan available from the IR channel of supported scanners for automated dust and scratch removal. A user can repeat the scan process over and over, not worrying about processing the images until later. But when the time comes for processing, SilverFast provides the tool to automate the actions, making it a completely unattended operation.

Read the full review: SilverFast Archive Suite 6.6 (7-16-2014)

VMWare Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7 - Benchmarks

Are you wondering what the latest speed tests are for running Windows on your Mac? Check out these MachTech benchmarks comparing VMWare Fusion 4 and Parallels Desktop 7. As author Nick Ticktin concludes, "One thing is clear: virtualization for the Mac works well."

Read the benchmark excerpts: VMware Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7 (11-1-2011)