I am noticing huge difference in image quality when using Silverfast under Windows 7 versus Mac. When viewed at 100% I no longer see strange jaggies which I saw in Mac version, and the images look actually sharper.
The scan speed is also much faster. Here are some numbers I was able to come up with.
Windows 64bit Silverfast 8.0.1r18 (Plustek Opticfilm 8200i)
- 7200dpi (with iSRD) 9min 23sec
- 3600dpi (with iSRD) 3min 13sec
Those make huge difference to the scanning speed with current mac version. I would estimate that Windows version is at least twice as fast. Moreover, the mac version sometimes scans faster and sometimes slower, and iSRD doesn’t work or works on random basis.
I would classify the current mac version unusable. If you are on mac, I recommend using Windows 7 version of Silverfast via bootcamp or Parallels, etc.