KIEL, Germany, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserSoft Imaging presents the new
SilverFast 6.6.1, the first software in the world to perfectly capture raw data
from photographs and slides.

To effectively, quickly and thoroughly protect valuable memories against decay
and destruction, the Kiel software company has developed a format that contains
not only all image information, but also the dust and scratch information
derived from the scanner's infrared channel: the 64-bit HDRi format.

This file serves as the ideal starting starting point for further processing
steps - regardless of when, how and where. Traditional procedures perform
infrared-based dust and scratch elimination directly during the actual
digitalisation process, making it impossible to guide the process or modify the
results afterwards. In extreme cases, this can cause fine image details to be
lost forever, without the user noticing right away.

The new 64-bit HDRi format by LaserSoft Imaging registers all the information of
the original in its entirety while simultaneously embedding all the correction
information in the image file. HDRi surpasses the principle of non-destructive
editing, since the user can optimise all corrections at any time. Instead of
directly guiding the scanner, SilverFast HDRi enables the user to read the raw
data at maximum speed and process it as though he had direct access to scanner

More information is available at:

About LaserSoft Imaging (R) AG:

LaserSoft Imaging (R) was founded in 1986 by physicist Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, who
developed the SilverFast (R) concept in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein. Today
SilverFast (R) is regarded as the standard scanner and digital camera software
for both novices and professionals. Only SilverFast (R) is bundled with such a
large number of many manufacturers, such as Canon, Epson, HP, Leica, Microtek,
Pentacon (Praktica), Plustek, Quatographic, Reflecta, Samsung and others.

With over 2 million licenses sold worldwide, SilverFast (R) is the most
successful scanner software in the world.

The SilverFast (R) software was awarded the EDP Award for the software featuring
the best colour management.

Contact: LaserSoft Imaging AG, Philipp Haarlaender, Luisenweg 6 - 8, D-24105
Kiel. Tel: +49-(0)431-560-09-0, Fax: +49-(0)431-560-09-96, Email:

SOURCE: LaserSoft Imaging AG

Contact: LaserSoft Imaging AG, Philipp Haarlaender, Luisenweg 6 - 8, D-24105
Kiel, Tel: +49-(0)431-560-09-0, Fax: +49-(0)431-560-09-96, Email: