[argyllcms] Re: Fwd: Simple how-to on camera profiling

  • From: "Guy K. Kloss" <g.kloss@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:01:12 +1300

On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:30:17 Pascal de Bruijn wrote:
> If scanin can't autodetect the target, the quality of the target shot
> is highly questionable, and so will the profiling results be.

I have taken lots of images of test charts under lab conditions here, and it 
happened quite often that scanin either could not detect the target properly, 
or was off by a little (often by one patch row or column). This also has got a 
lot to do with what's around the target. In photography it's a lot more 
difficult to get that right than with scanners.

In the cases where the target was not matched at all, or incorrectly, or just 
with some inaccuracy slightly too high, finding and passing the fiducial 
points has helped a lot. And the results of profiling were not really of 
inferior quality.

Having said that, of course the single biggest aspect for ensuring good 
profiling quality is to have a properly illuminated target. So curvature 
matters a lot more than angle, just as you must try to avoid glare.

Just my two cents on this,


Guy K. Kloss
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