Hi, I want to buy a new printer and scanner solely for photographs. I do a lot of photographic resoration and so want a decent scanner and printer but not too expensive as this is only a hobby. I would appreciate your advice on this. At the moment I have an epson scanner 1240 OU and an Epson printer 1290, I can never get the photographs the same colours as the original no matter how much I fiddle with the settings. So any ideas please.....Thanks
This is a common problem unless you are using a Mac. The way to overcome it, sort of, is to have the colour profiles of your scanner, computer, and printer all the same. The best way, including the above, is to calibrate your monitor using a Gamma utility.
If you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, there is a built in Gamma calibrator. Other wise, check on Google (I can't recall any right now) - but they are very expensive. It would probably be cheaper just to by Photoshop Elements.
Bear in mind that none of them work on LCDs, just the CRTs.
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