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#1 2019-03-13 21:46:10

felixculpa
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[SOLVED] Sane color calibration?

Hi all.

I'm planning on scanning a whole lot of photos from family albums with a Canon CanoScan LiDE 220 (if that matters).

Two questions:

1. I was wondering if I have to worry about color calibration for the scanner at all?
2. Would using a generated ICC color profile produce more accurately scanned photos?

I am willing to buy a ColorMunki to calibrate my monitor (and scanner?) to make sure I get these "one and done."

Last edited by felixculpa (2019-03-15 01:23:56)

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#2 2019-03-14 12:48:37

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Re: [SOLVED] Sane color calibration?

If you do color calibration , it's best to do all devices involved.


https://www.reallinuxuser.com/how-to-co … -in-linux/ looks like a decent overview focusing on calibrating a monitor.
scanner calibration may be covered elsewhere.

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#3 2019-03-14 20:53:24

felixculpa
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Re: [SOLVED] Sane color calibration?

It is probably best to calibrate everything... I also take photos with a DSLR and have plans on using Darktable for editing/RAW development too.

I guess the only real question now is: do I need a specific reference file for my scanning device? I found this but I'm a little confused, if this reference file it is referring to is a generic thing or one I need to find or is provided by my device manufacturer?

I'm guessing it is a generic type of file included on the cds from here, but I want to be sure before I start throwing any money around.

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#4 2019-03-15 00:56:11

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Re: [SOLVED] Sane color calibration?

It's supposed to work like this:

A "reference" file is connected to a "target". A "target" is basically a piece of paper with color squares on it. You scan the target with your scanner and save the result in a file. Calibration software then compares the colors in the file you saved with the colors in the reference file. It uses the differences to create an ICC profile for your scanner.

The thing you have to buy and pay for is the "target".

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#5 2019-03-15 01:23:35

felixculpa
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Re: [SOLVED] Sane color calibration?

Ok. I get it, thanks guys. I'll be buying the sheet, and I guess a ColorMunki too.

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