1. Cleaning the internal glass helps. The pictures come out slightly
2. Adding "--brightness 1 --sharpness 2" to the scanimage instruction is
also a good idea.
3. Most importantly, don't try to colour match photographic prints by
artificial light. When I looked at them in the sunshine, it turned out
that the V700 was a much better match than the HP MFP.
4. Having said that, the V700 library (sane-epkowa) supports arguments
like "--color-correction "User defined" --cct-8 -0.15" which improved
the colour balance further.
5. In theory there is an EPSON ICC file which can be applied - but I
couldn't find one so I decided not to go further in that direction.
6. I could find no evidence that the bulb was going off.
On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:17:51PM +0000, ael wrote: > On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 09:14:27PM +0000, Philip Allen wrote:
> > I have been scanning some old family photos on an Epson v700 using
> > scanimage. Nice resolution, but the colour is a bit dark. For
> > instance, scarlet comes out almost maroon. Scanning on a newish HP
> > printer/scanner gives perfect colour (but limited resolution).
> > Is this a calibration issue or is the v700 bulb going ?
> I have only used xsane directly, but as I recall that offers a variety of
> colour calibration options which might throw some light.