[argyllcms] Re: Making a scanner profile
- From: Ben Goren <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:30:34 -0700
On Oct 29, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Sameli Rantanen <sran@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I’d like to characterize the scanner. Which Argyll commands/options should I
use to make a scanner profile (not a specific film profile)?
Of course, start with the procedure outlined in the documentation:
Since you're worried about the spectral characteristics of your targets and the
fact that you don't have a target with the same spectral characteristics as
your subjects, you might consider merging multiple charts in order to sample a
broader range of spectra.
I'd urge against the natural tendency to go for as much precision as possible.
Not only does that way madness lie, but there are hard-and-fast mathematical
limits to what you can do with a scanner.
You might also take a step back and ask yourself what it is you're intending to
do. Do you want to reproduce the _photograph_ or the _original_scene_? You
should be able to do the former readily enough with the basic workflow and a
decent profile. The latter...will quickly drive you crazy.
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