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Had the exact same problems with Wiziwyg, but I didn't have as much persistence as you evidently have had. I've given up tweaking the process until either (1) I get a new scanner, (2) the promised new release comes out, or (3) the PC version of Matchlock's software comes on the market (although this alternative requires starting over again......) Gary Hunt <email@example.com> --------------------------------------------------------------- At 10:02 PM 12/30/1999 -0000, Ian Lancaster wrote: >Any news on when the next release of EZ will be available? I've spent many >happy hours over the holiday period tweaking my printed color patches with >adjustment layers in PhotoShop to fool the software into creating more >accurate/acceptable profiles. > >I've been trying to address two problems: dark blues printing tending to >purple, and difficulty getting neutral blacks. I am inclined to think that >the underlying problem is with the scanner. Although it's an Epson :-) 636 >(7000 in the UK) and therefore quite well suited to profiling, it's not good >at delivering accurate RGB values from scans of the very dark patches (GS20, >GS21, Dmax) on the IT8 target. This seems to confuse EZColor into creating >profiles which translate 0,0,0 into bizarre output values. In fact, I've >profiled the same saved scan of my IT8 target several times and got a >different profile each time, with 0,0,0 translating to anything from 20,8,14 >to 5,0 40 !! Of course, with near black it's not too important to have >near equal RGB values, but it would be nice for those values to be close to >zero. However, this only happens if I un-check black point compensation >during the profile to profile conversion. Trouble is, doing the latter >crushes all my shadow detail as well. > >I'm not sure what causes some blues to tend towards purple, but again I >think the scanner is the culprit. I've been able to fix this with a couple >of hue/saturation adjustments to the printed color patches at the expense of >some accuracy in the rendition of some other blue shades. No great loss as >EZ is at its least accurate with blue in any case, as long ask sky blues are >still ok. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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