SilverFast 8 does handle dust and scratch removal using iSRD on Kodachromes very well.
That is provided your scanner is equipped with the IR feature!
Not to go OT here and hijack the OPs thread, but as of this date Silverfast8 is still
not compatable with my Microtek i900 and probably never will be despite Lasersoft telling me to buy Silverfast 8 over a year ago!
I have put off digitising my slides too long now,I have been waiting patiently since they promised in a reply to my email that it would be
available with all features for my scanner.
Maybe when Hell freezes over;-)
I cannot even get the scanner software to complete and save a calibration profile in Windows 7 64bit, and it is interesting hear it may not even be necessary (if I am reading this thread correctly).I may just scan and do my editing in ACR. Or go the macro lens and camera route at this point.
I am so happy to hear Shewe say what he did about ACR, and being able to do both global and local adjustments ,because this is precisely how I go about doing color correction for clients art reproduction. ACRs adjustment brush even allows me to become an artist and paint in or enhance certain hues that are sometimes lacking in areas of the the cameras RAW capture files and scanned Tiffs ;-)