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I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive quality. How would I build a color calibration profile and apply that to the scanned images?

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  • You need a colorimeter of some kind to profile your scanner.
    – joojaa
    Apr 8 at 18:01
  • Or some target like this which is a card you scan and then some software like Silverfast can automatically create a profile from the result.
    – Wolff
    Apr 8 at 20:37
  • @joojaa - I have the i1 Profiler by xrite and need to buy the reference chart. If I buy the reference chart and create the profile, how would I color correct?
    – ssh2938
    Apr 8 at 21:02
  • @Wolff - Yep, I got i1 with Silverfast and that exact reference chart but can't find the reference chart anywhere (and the ff680w doesn't seem to work with Silverfast for some reason). Is there any other way to color correct/scan RAW so color correcting in post is possible?
    – ssh2938
    Apr 8 at 21:03
  • The i1 Profiler is to calibrate the screen. The card is just scanned in the scanner using a special tool in Silverfast which automatically scans, locates the card, analyze the result and make a color profile which is then used by default when you scan from Silverfast. The interface looks like this. But since Silverfast doesn't work you need to find some other software (or make it work of course 😀).
    – Wolff
    Apr 8 at 21:07

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