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on 10/24/00 1:03 AM PST, rafeb wrote: > Well, if you're having trouble getting Matchlock > to behave, you're not alone. > I have now tried it with four different flatbed > scanners. It works OK on one of the four, and > gives me nasty cyan skies on the other three. Rafe- Interesting, I've had the same experience with cyan skies (1160, Generations 3, Profiler RGB). After eliminating every variable we (David Miller & Jon Cone) could think of (the last being the hardware calibrating/profiling of my monitor), I still get cyan skies....but not all the time. The best I can conclude is that certain out-of-gamut, saturated blues, get "converted" (or whatever the technical term is) into cyan by the profile (or is it by the driver?). In discovering this, this drove me crazy, because I would compare a reference file printed with OEMs (granted on a Photo EX) to the same file printed with profiled Generations...the OEMs reproduced the beautiful blue sky I would see on the monitor, but the Generations came out a ghastly "swimming pool" blue/green, both from the identical file. Hardware calibrating/profiling the monitor didn't help, it just eliminated another variable. BTW, which scanner works for you? I got a UMAX PowerLook III, thinking a relatively high-end flatbed should work. Not sure if it does. Is it the scanner, or out-of-gamut colors, or both? > Giving the RED slider a hard shove to the right > (in Matchlock, step b, when creating the profile) > did in fact eliminate the cyan skies. But the > profiles are still not worth a whole lot, IMHO. Yes, I've tamed the cyan skies as well by adding red, but it seems a rather bass-ackwards way of doing things. My best results come from avoiding out-of-gamut blues, but that isn't always possible. David - 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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