Getting the most accurate color in scans of old documents, photographs, etc.

Started Aug 10, 2022 | Questions thread
lcubed11 Contributing Member • Posts: 991
Re: Getting the most accurate color in scans of old documents, photographs, etc.

GTaillefer wrote:

Hello and thank you for this response! I didn't know about IT8 Color Calibration cards or the process until you mentioned it. If, by what you are saying is true, would it be possible not to get a color calibration card now for scans, start scanning, and then get one to calibrate the Scanner to produce an ICC file for that specific scanner? If in that case, would it be possible to do that on a wider scale across multiple scanners where you could share the ICC file calibration of one scanner to the next? For example if you had a bunch of V600s, could you apply one ICC file (meaning you calibrated one V600 once) to each file that was produced from each scanner before that/in the past? Thanks

best practice would be to calibrate each one individually.

there might be quite a bit of variance due to manufacture and age

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