Problem Canoscan 5000f

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Siemmees, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Siemmees macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011

    i recently bought a Canoscan 5000F and installed it on my brand new iMac. I tried scanning a few negatives and to my shock the colours are a different shade then when i had the negatives printed. The scanned images were also too bright and sometimes the total image has a blue/greenish shade.
    Does anyone have experience with this problem or know a solution? Help would be very very appreciated because i am not very good with macs (yet!)

    Simon (from the Netherlands)
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    In my experience I've found that Macs, on average, have a blueish tinge to them straight from the box. You'll need to calibrate your monitor. You can use the built in colour calibration in the Color tab of your Displays preferences, or you can use a hardware calibrator. You can also apply a colour profile from someone online, but for it to be a decent match, it should be for the exact same panel that's used by your Mac.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Three things:
    • Beware of personal perceptions.
    • Some scanning software automatically "correct" the color of the images that they scan.
    • If you calibrate, then you should purchase a calibration kit and then calibrate your scanner, monitor, and printer.
  4. Siemmees thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    i'm very sure it's not the monitor, i scanned the printed version of the same photo and compared it to the scanned image of the negative and the differences were huge. On the scanned negative whole parts are darker, some colors are totally different (blonde hair is yellowish green hair), etc.

    i'm starting to think it could have something to do with the settings of the lamp within the scanner, is there a way to change that?
    thanks for you fast replies!

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