Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50880
Photos from negatives much to pale with Epson Perfection 1240U
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Gimp -> Xsane
2. scan negative
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.
Photo-quality from negatives
Has a previous version of SANE given you better results from scanning, or has
this bug always been present?
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.
In the mean time, this page might help:
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...).