I Give Up...Goodby Lasersoft

All the problems with Polaroid film scanners

cew3jsm
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I Give Up...Goodby Lasersoft

Postby cew3jsm » Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:06 pm

Well, I quit.

I thought I had the soft banding issues fixed when unexplicably they returned. Focus problems returned also. So, I went back to using Polaroid Insight Pro and guess what...it workes great! Insight does not have the flexibility of Silverfast (if it worked), but that can be overcome with PS CS. Scans using Polaroid Insight Pro are in focus and sharp with no accented grain, clear with no soft banding, present no color calibration issues, and delivers full range scans without clipping shadows.

I have just grown so tired of struggling with the large number of bugs in the Polaroid version of Silverfast and Lasersoft unresponsiveness (...just use anti-aliased interpolation...) that I decided its no longer worth the frustration and lost hours of productivity. If I just quit using Silverfast, all the software problems for the SS120 disappear. So why fight it? Just admit defeat, say goodby to Lasersoft and use the software and device drivers that were developed for the scanner in the first place.

Goodby Lasersoft.

Clay

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Where to get it ?

Postby sbosman » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:13 pm

Hi, I read your message with great interest. I'd like to try if the Polaroid software works with the Microtek 120tf. Maybe insight Pro is identical to Microtek's ScanWizard Pro ?

Problem is, I went to the polaroid software download site and tried to download Insight Pro 5.6 for Mac OS X, but I get "bad server response"...

Maybe you downloaded it from another place ?

thanks.

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Postby sbosman » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:36 am

Well, I don't give up anymore. I have recently received an email from LaserSoft support saying they have corrected some issues. I'll try when I return from my current trip.


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