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3600dpi scan in Silverfast, Multi-Exposure, and iSRD defect reduction on - saved as Tiff File and post processed.
3600dpi scan using Vuescan, Multi-Exposure, and IR defect reduction on - saved as RAW and post processed
Scaled for details:
Silverfast close up crop
Vuescan close up crop
Vuescan Pros: 1) Faster - it is roughtly 25-30% faster for me that Silverfast was, which is a big deal when you have as many pictures to scan as I do.
2) Works with all my scanners - I really like the pricing model for Vuescan - one price and it works with thousands of scanners where as silverfast is over twice as expensive of a program ($200+ vs $80) and only works with one scanner it is licenced to. It has replaced my HP scanning program for print scans as well.
3) Superior performance on Slides and Kodachrome. Maybe someone more versed at Silverfast could get better results, but in 2 hours I figured out how to improve my slides scanning substantially. Negative scans are about the same between the two programs, although I give a slight edge to Vuescan in quality.
4) IR defect reduction works with Kodachrome. Silverfasts IR defect reduction created artifacts on a lot of the Kodachrome slides so i wasn't able to use it. Vuescan doesn't appear to have the same problem.
1) IR defect reduction isn't as effective at removing the dust. This is significant, but doesn't come close to out weighing all the other factors.