Bug 50880 - Photos from negatives much to pale with Epson Perfection 1240U
Summary: Photos from negatives much to pale with Epson Perfection 1240U
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sane-backends   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2001-08-04 10:53 UTC by Inger Karin Haarbye
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-04 11:30:09 UTC
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Description Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-08-04 10:53:49 UTC
Description of Problem:

I have a scanner - Epson Perfection 1240U (usb) - which works very well with sane/xsane for ordinary scanning, but when I'm scanning negatives (photos) the result is useless because it is very pale. I still have to scan my negatives in Win2000. 

Should be possible to get better colors for the negatives as well?

How Reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Start Gimp -> Xsane

2. scan negative


Actual Results:

Useless - because the result is far to pale. Should be possible to correct this by adjusting colors, but this is to much work for me to do every time.

Expected Results:

Photo-quality from negatives

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-08-04 11:30:02 UTC
Has a previous version of SANE given you better results from scanning, or has
this bug always been present?

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-08-04 12:48:01 UTC
I've just been told that no SANE front end yet does proper orange mask
correction for negatives, so the SANE developers know about this issue.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2001-08-04 12:54:20 UTC
In the mean time, this page might help:


Comment 4 Inger Karin Haarbye 2001-08-04 20:32:47 UTC
No, previous version of sane has been no better than this. I was not aware of 
the problem with orange mask correction.
I have tried your advice on 
but I still don't get a very good result. So - I think I still have to use 
Win2000 for this (I don't use win for anything else...).

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