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The scanned colors differ from the original colors when using Epson Scan. What should I do?

    Try the following:
    • Make sure the Image Type setting is correct.
    • You may need to perform a calibration.
    • Make sure to enable the Embed ICC Profile setting. In the File Save Settings window, select JPEG or TIFF as the Type setting. Click Options, the select the Embed ICC Profile check box. To access the File Save Settings window, click the File Save Settings icon to the right of the scan button.
    • Check the color matching and color management capabilities of your computer, display adapter, and software. Some computers can change the palette of colors on your screen.
    • Windows: Use the color management system for your computer, ICM. Add a color profile that matches your monitor to improve on-screen color matching. Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software and monitor documentation for information on color matching and calibration.
    • OS X: Use the color management system for your computer, ColorSync. Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software and monitor documentation for information on color matching and calibration.
    • Printed colors can never exactly match the colors on your 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).
    Related tasks
    Calibrating Your Scanner
Published:  Jul 7, 2014 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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