Thanks for your help. I haven’t started yet, since i am struggling with calibrating the scanner.
I know this is not the forum to ask support for this (sorry!), but it seems Silverfast forum has been dead since 2019. Every post i sent is ignored.
If anyone also has an Epson V850 Pro with the X-rite i1 color calibration cards, could you please tell me how i should calibrate my scanner? I miss any instructions in the box and don’t seem to find any clear and up to date complete info on youtube/internet.
I am using Windows 10 and Silverfast 9 AI Studio.
As i understand i need to calibrate the scanner to get accurate colors from the scan. I don’t intend to print any scan but would like the scanner to have correct colors.
With my Epson V850 Pro came a transparent color card and a reflective color card.
I can calibrate it using the X-rite i1Profiler software or within Silverfast AI Studio, right?
What i did was following for calibrating transparent profile (i am not sure if this is the right way):
- In Windows 10 disable all color management profiles in my graphics card for my LCD’s
Then i tried following:
2a) Using Silverfast 9 AI Studio, did a software reset, set to transparent glass, positive, 48bit, 300ppi, disable USM sharpening. Crop and scan the image as TIF.
Q: Before scanning the TIF did i had to change some Silverfast preferences or not? I set the color management to None, but kept the colorspace as AdobeRGB 1998. Should the embedded icm be turned off?
2b) Next fire up i1Profiler, choosing scanner profiling, picked transparent 5x7, load in the scanned TIF, choose the Monaco reference file (updated with reference files from x-rite site) and i got an .icm profile file as result.
Q: in the reference files there was also some LaserSoft reference files. Should i have chosen these? The color card mentions Monaco.2021.03 something so i picked the according reference txt file.
Q Am i suppose to set this icm profile in Silverfast AI Studio Preferences whenever i am scanning negative film?
3a) Using Silverfast 9 AI Studio, did a software reset, set to transparent glass, positive, 48bit, 300ppi, TIF, disable USM sharpening. Choose IT8 from the sidebar. Then it asks for the reference file txt, picked the Monaco.2021.03.txt and its done.
Q: Prior this action should there be Preferences settings modified? When selecting the reference file should Auto IT8 be checked on this dialogbox?
At the end i got for every used method an .icm profile but the delta color deviations are within limits but differs entirely; i1Profiler gave all less than 1 and Silverfast gave 1.6 ???
Afterwards i turned back on the color management profiles for my graphics card in Windows 10.
What is the right way to calibrate the Epson V850 Pro scanner?
Which method should i have chosen?
Do i need to calibrate when i only scan negatives and photos without printing?
If i know how the transparent calibration is done, then i can do it for the reflective in the same way.
Hope someone can give some instructions of the correct way to calibrate… Thanks.
Last but not least, when scanning in Silverfast should gamma be set to 1.0 or 2.2 for Negative Lab Pro?
Also, while the scans are in AdobeRGB colorspace, Lightroom uses and recommends ProPhoto RGB. Should this not set to match AdobeRGB in Lightroom?