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Hell: Where do you find these special IT8 target photographs? I already have EX Color which came with my epson 636U. Thank you Vincent ----- Original Message ----- From: <CDTobie@aol.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, August 20, 1999 9:38 AM Subject: Re: Profiling a Scanner > > In a message dated 8/19/99 9:53:23 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > > >I really hate showing my ignorance, but would be so happy to learn how > >to > >profile a scanner and what the profiling accomplishes. > > You need special software (which may come with your scanner if you are lucky, > or can be purchased; EZ Color is one example) and a special photograph called > an IT8 target, which has a data file with it. The software uses the scanner > to read the patches on the target, and compares its results to the "correct" > values provided by the data file. The differnces are compiled into a > fingerprint of the specific scanner, called an ICC profile, which can be used > to convert scans from that machine into a universal color space (such as LAB) > or a workingspace with an ICC profile of its own, or a printerspace, if you > have an ICC profle for the printer, and just want to dump images form the > scanner to the printer without any editing, in copier fashion. Works fairly > similarly with monitors and printers. > > You can do this using system level color management on the Mac with > ColorSync, (or if you hold your tongue just right, under Win98 with ICM) or > through program level color management in Photoshop, and possibly a few other > programs. > > C. David Tobie > Design Cooperative > CDTobie@designcoop.com > - > Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. > http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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