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The colors of my scanned image don't match my original's colors when I use Epson Scan. What should I do?

  • Printed colors can never exactly match the colors on your computer monitor because printers and monitors use different color systems: monitors use RGB (red, green, and blue) and printers typically use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black).

    Check the color matching and color management capabilities of your computer, display adapter, and the software you are using to see if they are affecting the palette of colors you see on your screen.

    To adjust the colors in your scanned image, adjust these Epson Scan settings (if available) and try scanning again:

    • Change the Image Type setting and experiment with different combinations of the next settings.
    • Adjust the Tone Correction setting.
    • Adjust the Auto Exposure setting.
    • Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and adjust the Display Gamma setting to match your output device (monitor or printer).
    • Select JPEG (*.jpg) or TIFF (*.tif) as the Type setting on the File Save Settings window. Click Options and select Embed ICC Profile.
    • Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and adjust these Epson Scan settings (if available):
      • Continuous Auto Exposure
      • Click Recommended Value to return the Auto Exposure Level setting to its default value.
    • Click Configuration, select the Preview tab, and turn on the Quality Preview setting.
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