A year ago, I had similar equipment to yours, I bought the
ColorVision products you mention, and have been very happy with the
Profiler RGB doesn't need a very fancy flatbed scanner to make good
printer profiles, but you'll probably need to tweak the sliders to
get the color balance and tonality right in the generated profile.
For this it would be really excellent if you could get some test
files with reference prints made on a properly profiled system. This
way you can compare your prints to the reference prints and tweak the
profile generator until you get a great match. If you can't find a
source of reference prints then I'd suggest downloading the PhotoDisk
test image and just winging it.
At 6:26 PM -0700 11/21/01, Berry Ives wrote:
>I am considering getting some calibration software, namely ColorVision's
>moniter spyder with PhotoCal ($199) and their Profiler RGB, both of which
>seem to be very popular. The latter requires one to have a flatbed scanner,
>so I am wondering what flatbed would be decent for this purpose. I really
>don't want to spend any more than I have to for this, so any economical
>suggestions would be appreciated.
>For information, I am using Mac G4, Scan Dual II, Epson 1160, G4 ink, heavy
>weight matte papers, and I'm still using my NEC MultiSync XV15. I would
>like the color control to be less trial and error, and better color.
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