This topic is sort of a continuation from the previous topic: ScannerProfiling: X-Rite’s i1Pro & Eye-OneMatch3 VS SilverFast’s v.8 IT8 AutoCal.
What I am trying to do is provide the results from different scanner profiling softwares for anyone who is interested to download, review and hopefully post back with any comments, observations and advice.
The link to download the files for this first batch of tests is:
dropbox.com/s/o3qs2k6m3gh4t … OPCCSG.zip
This is a screen shot of what will be included in the download.
I tried to keep the naming scheme as consistent as possible for all parts of the tests:
1.Test Scans with Profiles Applied, 2.Profiles, 3.ScreenShots, 4.Scans of Targets no Color Management/Profile
Breakdown of Naming scheme for this Batch of tests:
130425_i1P-142 vs SF-IT8 vs i1Ma3_V750_SFv801r20_MONR20081101_CROPCCSG
130425 = Date: Year, Month, Day (more for my purposes to help keep me organized after doing so many tests)
i1P-142 = i1Profiler, version 1.4.2
SF-IT8 = SilverFast Ai IT8 Version 8.0.1r20 (Build number: 8688) - IT8 Calibration Feature (Not Auto)
i1Ma3 = Eye-One Match 3, version 3.6.3
V750 = Epson Perfection V 750 Pro
SFv801r20 = Scanning Software used - SilverFast Ai IT8 Version 8.0.1r20 (Build number: 8688)
MONR20081101 = Target Used for this Batch of tests: IT8.7/2-1993 - MONR2008:11-01 Version2
Breakdown of Naming scheme for the Test Scans with Profiles Applied:
130425 = Date: Year, Month, Day
i1P-142 = i1Profiler version 1.4.2
V750 = Epson Perfection V 750 Pro
SilverFast Ai IT8 Version 8.0.1r20 (Build number: 8688)
MONR20081101 = Target Used: IT8.7/2-1993 - MONR2008:11-01 Version2
400ppi48bit = Scanned at 400ppi at Bit Depth of 48
AsgnPrfl&toProPho(PERC)inSF = Scanner Profile assigned and image converted to ProPhoto in SilverFast using Perceptual Rendering Intent.
CCSGcropto24 = Target that was used for the test scan.
Tests actually used entire CCSG but had to crop it to 24 classic patch set with extra gray patches to make it easier for upload & download.
(I hope this was a good choice as the subject to scan. I wanted to try and use a reference most would be familiar with.)
The tests performed in this first “Batch” of tests had SilverFast Assigning the profile and converting to ProPhoto.
Below is a screen shot of settings used for this batch of tests with SilverFast doing all the Assigning and Converting.
Below is a screen shot of settings used in SilverFast when scanning the targets to make the profiles.
(with no Color Management)
Also same settings for scan(s) provided in folder “4.Scans of Targets no Color Management/Profile”
- From what I’ve seen, assigning the profile and converting in SilverFast produces the same results as doing this manually in Photoshop.
In folder #4 “Scans of Targets no Profile” I have provided a scan of the entire CCSG with no Color Management applied so whoever wants can
assign the profiles and convert. Then compare the 2 results from SF & PS.
- Using Eye-One Match 3 & SilverFast IT8 Cal. produces areas that completely jump out of the ProPhoto space. (esp. SF IT8)
Is this correct, useful, detrimental?
- I will be posting more “Batches” of tests using different Targets (Wolf Faust & CCSG) and using Epson Scan instead of SilverFast.
(That’s the reason that folder #3 with the screen shots was included. To show comparisons of the results in
i1Profiler and SilverFast IT8 Cal when the profile was created. This is more so to compare the different targets used.)
If anyone has any questions about the naming scheme or has any troubles downloading the files please don’t hesitate to post your questions or write to me directly.
More Tests are on the way. So check back every so often.