Using Silverfast within Photoshop Elements

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Jun 06, 2020 Jun 06, 2020

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In 2006 I bought a Plustek OpticFilm 7600i with SilverFast.  Looking at my old first scan images they were produced (saved?) in Photoshop 7.0.

 

If I remember correctly Photoshop ‘called’ SilverFast to do the scanning and then were saved by Photoshop, which is now seen in the file’s properties.

 

This year I purchased a new HPzBook running Windows 10 Pro 64bit.  I’ve bought the latest versions of SilverFast and Photoshop Elements 2020.  Both have been updated in the last few days to the latest release.  I saw that Photoshop bridge was also installed, when I installed the latest releases.

 

However, I am unable to ‘call’ Silverfast from within Photoshop as I did in 2006.

 

Has this feature been removed or have I yet to learn how to do it?

 

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Jun 06, 2020 Jun 06, 2020

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According to the LaserSoft website, Silverfast 8.8 is only compatible with Photoshop Elements versions 8 to 14.

https://www.silverfast.com/show/sysreq/en.html

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Jun 07, 2020 Jun 07, 2020

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Many thanks John for your advice.  I guess that I've wasted my money on PE 2020 and maybe I should instal my old PS 7.0.

 

However since 2006, I can't remember why I chose to use the two programs together.  There must have been an advantage then.

 

 

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Many thanks John for your advice.  I guess that I've wasted my money on PE 2020 and maybe I should instal my old PS 7.0.

 

However since 2006, I can't remember why I chose to use the two programs together.  There must have been an advantage then.

 

 


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I am now evaluating Silverfast Ai Studio 9, prior to possibly buying an upgrade.

 

I understand that Photoshop Elements 2020 can now work with Silverfast.

 

A couple of days ago, I uninstalled Silverfast 8.8 and the Plustek OpticFilm drivers.  After a re-boot I installed the latest drivers for the 7600i and then a demo of SF9.

 

Today PE 2020 was upgraded, but I still can't get the two programs to work together.

 

Any new suggestions?

 

 

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>>>I understand that Photoshop Elements 2020 can now work with Silverfast.

 

Yes that looks correct. https://www.silverfast.com/show/sysreq/en.html

 

"SilverFast 9 supports 64-bit Photoshop:

  • Photoshop CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.X, CC 2017 - 2021
  • Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS5.5, Photoshop CS6
  • Photoshop Elements 13, Elements 14, Elements 15, Elements 2018 - 2021"

 

 

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