Microtek ScanMaker 5 User`s guide

User's Guide
for Macintosh
Copyright  1999 by Microtek International, Inc.
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Important
Documents that you scan may be protected under copyright law. The unauthorized use of such documents
could be a violation of the rights of the copyright holder. Microtek bears no responsibility for the
unauthorized use of copyrighted materials.
To obtain optimal results from the Microtek scanning software and user's manual, you should be familiar with
such Windows concepts as pointing, clicking, dragging, and selecting from menus and dialog boxed. If these
things are new to you, refer to your Microsoft Windows User's Guide.
September 1999
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Contents
1.
Before You Begin
1-1
What is ScanWizard 5? ............................................................................................... 1-1
Switching between two Modes .................................................................................. 1-1
Running ScanWizard as a Stand-alone program ......................................................... 1-1
The Tutorial Guide .................................................................................................... 1-1
Standard & Advance Control Panels .......................................................................... 1-2
Who Should Use the Standard Control Panel? ..................................................... 1-2
Who Should Use the Advanced Control Panel? ................................................... 1-2
Switching between Standard and Advanced Modes ............................................. 1-2
Scanner Control ................................................................................................. 1-3
Power Saving ............................................................................................... 1-3
Compression Capability ............................................................................... 1-4
Scanner Information ........................................................................................... 1-5
ScanWizard 5 Help Features ...................................................................................... 1-6
On-Line-Tutorial from ScanWizard 5-Standard Control Panel .............................. 1-6
Tutorial Guide ............................................................................................. 1-6
About ScanWizard 5 .................................................................................... 1-6
Installations .............................................................................................................. 1-7
Installing ScanWizard 5 ...................................................................................... 1-7
Installing your Image Editor ............................................................................... 1-8
Installing your E-mail/Web Browser .................................................................... 1-8
2.
Introduction to ScanWizard 5 Windows
2-1
ScanWizard 5-Standard Control Panel ....................................................................... 2-1
The ScanWizard 5-Standard Main Window ................................................................ 2-2
Instant Help for Beginners ......................................................................................... 2-3
Tutorial, the Beginner's Guide .................................................................................... 2-3
Control Panel Switch Button ..................................................................................... 2-4
ScanWizard 5-Advanced Control Panel ...................................................................... 2-5
Output Image Information ........................................................................................ 2-6
3.
Your First Scan with ScanWizard 5-Standard
3-1
Launching/Exiting ScanWizard 5 ............................................................................... 3-1
When Launching from Scanner Start Buttons and Assistant Buttons .................... 3-1
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Previewing Your Original Scan Material ...................................................................... 3-2
Create and Manipulate a Scan Frame Selection .................................................... 3-2
Plotting a Scan Frame Area from Preview Image ........................................... 3-3
Resizing a Scan Frame ................................................................................. 3-3
Moving Scan Frame ..................................................................................... 3-3
Specifying a New Scan Frame ...................................................................... 3-4
Enlarging/shrinking Your Preview Image ............................................................. 3-4
Viewing Hidden Areas of Magnified Image ................................................... 3-4
Resizing Main Preview Window ................................................................... 3-5
Scanned image type .................................................................................................. 3-6
Resolution of Output Image ...................................................................................... 3-7
Scaling image size ...................................................................................................... 3-8
Improving Image Before Final Scan ............................................................................ 3-8
Output Image Setting Information ............................................................................. 3-9
Reset and Revert to Default Settings ........................................................................... 3-9
Final Scan and Output Image Destinations .............................................................. 3-10
Using ScanWizard 5 under an Application ........................................................ 3-10
Using ScanWizard 5 as a Stand-Alone Program ................................................. 3-10
Saving Scanned Image to a File .................................................................. 3-10
Bringing the Saved Image to an Application ................................................ 3-11
Batch Saving of Outputs from ADF Equipped Scanners .............................. 3-12
Batch Sending of ADF scanned Images to an Application ............................ 3-12
Copying (Printing Image) .......................................................................... 3-12
Scan to File ............................................................................................... 3-13
Attach Output Image to an E-mail ............................................................. 3-14
Setting Preferences in ScanWizard 5-Standard .......................................................... 3-15
Preference Dialog Box ....................................................................................... 3-15
4.
Sample Scanning
4-1
Introducing ScanWizard 5-Advanced Control Panel ................................................... 4-2
Thr ScanWizard 5-Advanced Control Panel Interface ................................................. 4-2
How to Scan a Color Photographic Print .................................................................. 4-10
How to Scan a Color Positive Transparency .............................................................. 4-12
How to Scan a Color Negative ................................................................................. 4-14
How to Scan a Line Art Image ................................................................................. 4-16
How to Scan and Display an Image on a 640 x 480 Monitor ..................................... 4-18
How to Do Multiple Scan Jobs ................................................................................. 4-20
Supplementary Information .................................................................................... 4-22
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Image Types ..................................................................................................... 4-23
Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output ...................................................................... 4-25
Using Advanced Image Correction .................................................................... 4-27
Using the Information Window ........................................................................ 4-29
Using the Scan Job Window ............................................................................. 4-31
Using the Scanner Driver Manager feature ......................................................... 4-35
Color Matching fro Advanced Users .................................................................. 4-36
5.
Reference
5-1
The Interface ............................................................................................................. 5-1
The Preview Window ................................................................................................ 5-2
The Menu Bar .................................................................................................... 5-4
The File Menu ............................................................................................. 5-5
The Scanner Menu ...................................................................................... 5-6
The View Menu ........................................................................................... 5-8
The Preferences Menu ............................................................................... 5-11
Scan Material ...................................................................................... 5-11
Color Matching .................................................................................. 5-13
White/Black Point Setup ..................................................................... 5-15
Cursor Auxiliary Lines ........................................................................ 5-16
Overview Setup .................................................................................. 5-17
Prescan Setup ..................................................................................... 5-19
Invert ................................................................................................. 5-20
Retain Scan Module after Scan ............................................................ 5-20
More .................................................................................................. 5-20
The Correction Menu ................................................................................ 5-22
The Toolbar ..................................................................................................... 5-23
Scan Frame tool ........................................................................................ 5-24
Zoom tool ................................................................................................. 5-24
Pane tool ................................................................................................... 5-26
Info Window tool ...................................................................................... 5-27
Overview, Prescan, and Scan ...................................................................... 5-29
Rulers ....................................................................................................... 5-30
Unit of Measurement ................................................................................. 5-30
The Settings Window .............................................................................................. 5-31
Image Types ..................................................................................................... 5-33
Resolution ........................................................................................................ 5-35
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Scan Frame, Scaling, Output, and Transform .................................................... 5-36
The Advanced Image Correction Tools ..................................................................... 5-39
Elements of the Advanced Image Correction screen ........................................... 5-40
White/Black Points ........................................................................................... 5-43
Tone Curve ...................................................................................................... 5-46
Brightness and Contrast ................................................................................... 5-49
Color Correction .............................................................................................. 5-51
Filters .............................................................................................................. 5-53
Descreen .......................................................................................................... 5-55
Custom Settings ............................................................................................... 5-56
The Information Window ........................................................................................ 5-57
Using the Scan Job Window .................................................................................... 5-63
Appendix
A-1
Appendix A: Color Matching for Advanced Users ...................................................... A-1
Appendix B: Kodak Color Management System ......................................................... B-1
Appendix C: ScanWizard 5 Assistant ......................................................................... C-1
Appendix D: Glossary ............................................................................................... D-1
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Before you Begin
What is ScanWizard 5?
ScanWizard 5 is the scanner driver program for Microtek scanners. This driver
program consists of two panels: Standard Control Panel and Advanced Control
Panel.
Standard & Advanced Control Panels
Standard Control Panel The Standard Control Panel is best for beginners who
need a simple and easy way to scan an image. This panel provides basic tools for
adjusting and enhancing your original image to final scan.
Advanced Control Panel The Advanced Panel provides advanced color image
enhancement tools tailored for those already familiar with the scanning process.
Switching between two Modes
Depending on the scanner you purchase, either the Standard Control Panel or
the Advanced Control Panel will appear when ScanWizard 5 is launched. To
switch between modes, click on the Switch button.
Running ScanWizard as a Stand-alone
program
When ScanWizard 5 is run as a stand-alone program from your scanner's "Go"
push button, you are provided with options to copy the scanned image to your
printer or to store it to a file. Under the "scan to file" option, the Standard Control Panel
launches your Internet browser application and displays the scanned image in your
image-editing application.
The Tutorial Guide
The Tutorial Guide in the Standard Control Panel shows you step-by-step
procedures on scanning.
Before You Begin 1-1
Standard & Advanced Control Panels
Who Should Use the Standard Control Panel?
If you are new to the world of image scanning, the ScanWizard 5-Standard
Control Panel was designed for you. The SW-Standard Control Panel will give
you the power to scan photos or documents without having to learn the art of
professional digital imaging. It provides a simple but straightforward control
over the look of your preview images before they are scanned. It integrates a
“follow-me” tutorial that guides beginners through an actual step-by-step
scanning session. This easy-to-follow tutorial is an instant educator for anyone
who wants to learn the basics of producing digital image from an original photo
or document. And though it is simple to operate, it uses advanced artificial
intelligence programming to automate the scanning process.
Who Should Use the Advanced Control Panel?
The ScanWizard 5-Advanced Control Panel provides advanced color image
enhancement tools tailored for those already familiar with the scanning process.
You can scan originals individually or scan them in multiple batches. The
scanned image can be reproduced optimally using the Advanced Image
Correction (AIC) tools. The ability to perform correction at scan stage eliminates
the need of exporting output image to an image application program for further
editing.
Switching between Standard and Advanced
Modes
To switch between
Standard and Advanced
Modes, click on the
Switch icon on the Title
bar (see right figure).
Within a few seconds, the
current program exits and
switches to the other
control panel mode.
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Click this icon to switch control
panels between Standard &
Advanced modes
Scanner Control
Power-Saving
An energy-saving feature is built into recent scanners models, in which the
scanning lamp switches to power-saving mode when the scanner remains idle
for a defined period of time. The scanner reverts to full power mode as soon as
the Preview, Scan, Scan to, Copy, or E-mail button is executed. Aside from
saving power, the feature also helps extend the service life of the lamp and
prevents the caking and deformation of your film original resulting from long
exposure to lamp heat.
Click Scanner icon for
Standard mode (top), or
Scanner menu for
Advanced mode (bottom),
then choose Scanner
Control. The energy
saving dialog box will then
appear
Each scanner model has its own default idle time to induce the scanning lamp
into power-saving mode and its own factory set time for warm-up, revert to full power,
and start scanning operation. You may define your own idle time or disable the
feature altogether by clicking on the Scanner icon from the Title bar in Standard
Mode or from the Scanner menu of the Menu bar in Advanced Mode. Then
from the resulting menu, choose Scanner Control. The following Scanner
Control dialog box will then display to allow you to change the default settings.
NOTE If your scanner does not support the 'Power-Saving'
and 'Compression' features, "Scanner Control" will not display
from the menu.
If only 'Power-Saving' is supported ('Compression' not
supported), "Compression" is grayed out (disabled) from the
dialog box. Likewise, if "Compression" is enabled, but only either
"Lossless" or "Lossy" compression mode is supported, only the
supported mode is enabled. The non-supported mode is grayed
out.
Before You Begin 1-3
Define idle time interval for
Power-Saving mode to take
effect (60 minutes maximum)
Uncheck this box to
disable PowerSaving feature
Compression
Pane is
enabled
only if the
scanner
supports
compression
feature (see
next page)
Standard Mode
Compression Capability
Compression is supported in certain scanner models. If your scanner does
not support any of the compression modes (Lossless or Lossy), the
Compression pane in the Scanner Control dialog box is grayed out (see figure
in previous page).
If Lossless compression is available, the scanner will scan and compress the
image before sending the image data to ScanWizard 5. The image data is then
automatically decompressed without losing its image quality by ScanWizard 5.
If Lossy compression is supported, the scanner will scan and compress the
image before sending the image data to ScanWizard 5 where it is automatically
decompressed. The level of compression and decompression is dictated by the
setting provided in the Lossy slide meter. Take note that the higher the
compression, the lower the image decompression quality, and vice versa.
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Scanner Information
Click Scanner menu
bar (Advanced mode,
top) or Scanner icon
(Standard mode,
bottom), then choose
scanner information
from their respective
menus to display the
Scanner Information
window
ScanWizard 5 is constantly in touch with your scanner, monitoring the scanner
availability, serviceability, as well as its make and model. To see how your
scanner is doing, simply click the Scanner menu from the ScanWizard 5Advanced Menu bar, or click the scanner icon from the ScanWizard 5-Standard
Title bar (see figure above). From their respective menus, choose the item
pertaining to scanner information. The Scanner Information dialog box will
then display as shown below.
Advanced Mode
Standard Mode
Before You Begin 1-5
ScanWizard 5 Help Features
On-Line-Tutorial from ScanWizard 5-Standard
Control Panel
Aside from on-line-help, the Help [ ? ] icon on the Title bar also provides access
to the Tutorial Guide program and ScanWizard 5-Standard version information.
Click Help [?] icon to access
on-line-help, Tutorial, and
ScanWizard 5-Standard version
information
Tutorial Guide
ScanWizard 5-Standard has a simple but effective tutorial that guides you to scan,
step-by- step.
To access the tutorial, simply click on the Help [?] icon near the right end of the
Title bar, then choose Tutorial Guide from the resulting menu.
About ScanWizard 5
To learn more about the
version and release date of
your ScanWizard 5, click
on About from the menu
under the Help icon. The
following splash screen
will appear.
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Installation
This section emphasizes the important areas that should be taken into
consideration when installing ScanWizard 5 and other TWAIN-compliant
software interfacing with ScanWizard 5. For full installation details, refer to the
Installation Guide that came with your scanner package.
Installing ScanWizard 5
Install the ScanWizard 5-Standard driver program as instructed in the
Installation Guide that comes with your scanner.
NOTE For ScanWizard 5-Standard to work properly after
installation, the correct scanner model should be properly
connected to your host beforehand. The scanner needs to be
powered on before you start ScanWizard 5.
Before You Begin 1-7
Installing Your Image Editor
If you intend to deliver your scanned image to an image-editing program such as
Adobe Photoshop, you also need to install that particular image-editing
program.
ScanWizard 5 supports Photoshop and the PhotoDeluxe image-editing program.
Installing Your E-mail/Web Browser
If you are going to send out your scanned image via e-mail or wish to view the
scanned image with a web browser (e.g., Microsoft IE or Netscape Navigator),
you will also need to install your Internet program. Refer to the table below for
web browser and e-mail programs supported by ScanWizard 5. Installation and
setup details for these programs are described in the Appendix section of this
manual.
Embedded in the ScanWizard 5 is a modest “Internet Mail” mail program that
allows you to send scanned images via the Internet without the hassle of going
through commercial Internet e-mail programs.
Web Browsers
E-Mail Processors
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Messenger 4.6
Internet Explorer
QualComm Eudora Pro 3.x
Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook 97/98
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Introduction to
ScanWizard 5 Windows
ScanWizard 5-Standard Control Panel
ScanWizard 5-Standard is a single-window program that offers a simple and
straightforward way of navigating through a scanning session. It is a program designed
for beginners or for those who wish to accomplish scanning jobs quickly.
Despite its simplicity, ScanWizard 5-Standard offers the essential tools for
adjusting and enhancing your original image before final scanning.
When ScanWizard 5 is launched from an image editing application, the scanned
output image is directly delivered to your image processing application. When it
is run on its own or as a stand-alone program from your program manager (or
run from the scanner 's “Go” or “Scan” start button, or from its desktop
Assistant buttons), you are provided with options to either store the output
image to a file, copy it to your printer, or attach it to an e-mail. You can also
instruct ScanWizard 5-Standard to automatically launch your image and web browser
applications and have the recently saved image opened in it.
Aside from the “Go” or “Scan” start button, ScanWizard 5-Standard also
supports and may be launched from scanners equipped with the “Copy” and “Email” start buttons. The “Go” or “Scan” start button provides access to all
available destinations; the “Copy” and “E-mail” buttons provide shortcut access to printer
and e-mail functions respectively. You may, however, change the predefined
destinations to assign other destinations before final scanning.
Integrated with ScanWizard 5-Standard is a “follow-me” tutorial that will guide
first-timers on a step-by-step scanning. The easy-to-follow tutorial will instantly
educate new scanner users on how to produce a digitized image from a printed
graphic through the scanner.
Introduction
2-1
The ScanWizard 5 Main Window
Performs final scan
and select a
destination for the
scanned image
Exit button quits
ScanWizard 5 to
desktop
Switches to
Advanced
Control Panel
mode
Clicks on this button
for scanner info and
power-save
ScanWizard 5
tutorial guide
Selects output
image type (color,
gray, or B&W)
Prescans and
previews scan
material
Specifies image
resolution to match
target application
Zooms up (+) button to
enlarge preview image
Selects output image
size (in aspect ratio)
Encloses Preview
image in a dotted
frame for final scan
Image enhancement
tools
Click on Zoom Scale to
resize preview image
(magnify toward the top)
Status bar shows
summary settings for
output image. Click
button for detailed info.
The same status bar
also serves as a
progress status bar
when scanning is in
process
2-2
Specifies scan material
type
Cancels settings you
have made and
reverts to default
settings
Zoom down (-)
button to shrink
preview image
Drags Pan Button to
pan around an enlarged
preview image
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Drag this corner
to resize
preview window
Opens "Preference"
dialog box for
scanning functions
setup, also repaints
Standard Control
Panel window
Instant Help for Beginners
When you move the mouse pointer over any of the capsule-shaped buttons, a
balloon shape callout containing hints on function and information of the
button will display. You may hide Balloon Help from the Preferences dialog
box.
Tutorial, the Beginner's Guide
Standard Control Panel provides a simple and informative Tutorial that guides
you, step-by-step, to scan an image.
To Accesse the Tutorial, click on the Help (?) button in the upper right corner of
the Title bar. Then Choose Tutorial Guide from the resulting menu.
Introduction
2-3
Control Panel Switch Button
Once you know how to scan in the Standard Control Panel mode, you
may wish to explore the Advanced Control Panel.
To switch between Advanced Panel and Standard Control Panel mode,
click on the Panel Switch button.
The Advanced Panel provides you with more image enhancement
settings before the final scan.
Click this switch button to
switch from Standard
Control Panel to Advanced
Control Panel mode
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ScanWizard 5-Advanced Control Panel
The ScanWizard 5-Advanced Control Panel has four major windows consisting
of the Preview, Settings,, Information, and Scan Job Queu windows.
Settings window
where output
image parameters
are defined and
includes the
Advanced Image
Correction (AIC)
tools for enhancing
images at scan
stage
Scan Job
Queue
window
provides
management
of scan jobs
Information
window
provides
sampling of
pixels of the
prescan
images
Preview window
has the commands
and tools for
interfacing with the
scanner
The Preview and Settings windows will always appear automatically whenever
ScanWizard 5 is started up. The Information and Scan Job Queue windows
will appear when you bring up ScanWizard for the first time but will not
reappear if you have hidden these windows the last time you ran ScanWizard. You
may show (or hide again) the Information and Scan Job Queue window by
clicking on the View menu (on Preview window menu bar) and click on Show
(or Hide) Info/Scan Job Window.
Introduction
2-5
Output Image Information
The Standard Control Panel displays information relating to your scanned image
in the Status Bar (located at the bottom of Standard Control Panel window). For
complete image information, click on the Information button (i) at the left end
of the Status Bar. The Image Information box appears, listing the complete settings of
your output image. Default settings are displayed if no image adjustments have
been made.
Drags this corner to resize
preview window
Status bar shows summary
settings of the output image
Clicks this button to display
detailed image information
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Your First Scan with
ScanWizard 5-Standard
Launching/Exiting ScanWizard 5
Be sure to launch from your image processor if you wish to further edit or
manipulate the scanned image with your application. Launch from your scanner
start buttons, ScanWizard 5 Assistant button, or Macintosh ScanWizard 5 folder
if you are going to save, print, browse, or e-mail the output image.
To quit ScanWizard 5, simply click on the close button at upper left corner of
the ScanWizard 5-Standard window.
When Launching from Scanner Start Buttons and
Assistant Buttons
If your scanner is equipped with the “Go”, or the combination of “Scan”,
“Copy”, and “E-mail” start buttons, you may launch ScanWizard 5-Standard by
pressing any of the buttons (or clicking from the desktop Assistant buttons).
ScanWizard 5-Standard will run as a stand-alone program, but varying default
output image destinations will result in each type of button:
“Go”/“Scan” start button runs ScanWizard 5-Standard as if it were launched
from Start menu. The last function defined for the scan button will
be the default for the next scanning session. You may change output
image destinations as you please.
“Copy”
start button runs ScanWizard 5-Standard with the primary
purpose of printing your output image. Hence, you are prompted
with a printer setup dialog box before final scanning. You may,
however, abort printing and redirect output image to other
destinations as in regular operation.
“E-mail”
start button runs ScanWizard 5-Standard with the intent of
attaching the output image to your e-mail composer. Hence, you
are prompted with a dialog box where “E-mail” or “Internet Mail”
are the only possible destinations for the output image after it is
saved to file. You may, however, abort the e-mail processing and
redirect output image to other destinations.
Your First Scan
3-1
Previewing Your Original Scan Material
When you launch ScanWizard 5, your image must already be in the scanning
area. The Standard Control Panel automatically detects the image, performs a
preview of the image, and displays in the preview window.
If the auto preview function is disabled, ScanWizard 5 will assume your image
type is color and perform a preview. You still can specify the image type by first
clicking on the original button. From the submenu, select the scan material type.
NOTE There is no sequence of order in defining attributes of
your images, i.e., Original, Scan Type, Purpose, Scale Output,
and Adjust buttons.
Create and Manipulate a Scan Frame Selection
If you wish to scan only a segment of your scan material, you can do so by
plotting a scan frame (or a scan job selection) around the chosen area within the
preview image. The area outside the scan frame is excluded from the final
scanned output image.
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Plotting a Scan Frame Area from the Preview Image
To plot a scan frame, point at any corner of
your intended scan frame. When the crosshair
pointer appears, drag diagonally until the
selection is enclosed in a frame, then release the
mouse. Your actual scan frame border now
turns into cascading lines.
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Crosshair pointer
Scan Frame
Resizing a Scan Frame
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You may adjust the size of your scan frame by
pointing at any side of the scan frame. When
the 2-way arrow pointer appears, drag
horizontally or vertically until you have
achieved the desired adjustment of the width
and height of the scan frame.
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You can also adjust the scan frame width and
length together by pointing at any corner of the
scan frame. When the diagonal 2-way arrow
pointer appears, drag diagonally until you
achieve the desired adjustment to the scan
frame.
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2-way arrow pointers
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Moving Scan Frame
E
When you wish to maintain or use the existing
scan frame size and then select another part of
the image, just move the existing scan frame
over to the new part to be scanned. To
accomplish this, point anywhere within the
existing scan frame. When the 4-way arrow
pointer appears, drag the scan frame to the
location of the new part to be scanned.
4-way arrow pointer
Your First Scan
3-3
Specifying a New Scan Frame
To create a new scan frame (instead of using the
existing one), point at any corner over the
image. This changes the pointer to a crosshair.
When the crosshair pointer appears, drag
diagonally until you get the frame you need.
When you release the mouse button, the
previous scan frame is discarded.
Previous selection or
existing scan frame
Drag crosshair pointer
to plot a new scan
frame selection.
(previous selection is
discarded.)
Enlarging/shrinking Your Preview Image
ScanWizard 5-Standard allows you to enlarge the preview image up to 4 times
(400%) the size of your original. The zoom scale bar (located at the right side of
your preview image) supports zooming of your preview image. To enlarge
image, select from full scale (100%) to 4 times (400%). To reduce image, click
toward the bottom (or minus [-] button) of the bar; the image is scaled down at
the same increment, with the original size as minimum.
To magnify image, click on plus
(+) button or on higher scales
To shrink image, click
on minus (+) button or
on lower scales
To view hidden area of
magnified
image,
click Pane tool (left).
When panning frame
occurs, drag pane
pointer (right) toward
hidden area of image
Viewing Hidden Areas of Magnified Image
When the enlarged image is too large to fit within the preview window, click and
drag the Pane tool (see figure above). A panning frame occurs displaying a
thumbnail image. Drag the pane pointer toward the direction of the off-thescreen area in the thumbnail image, the image will display in the preview
window.
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Resizing Main Preview Window
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Another way to view the off-thescreen area of an enlarged image, is
to expand the size of the preview
window. Simply point at the bottomright corner of the window. To
expand the window, drag the corner
down when the diagonal 2-way
arrow pointer occurs.
If you have a small-size original (e.g.,
pocket book photo, match box, slide,
etc.), expanding the preview window
before clicking the Preview button
will allow you to view a larger size
and a clearer preview of your
original. This will make selection of a
scan frame from the preview image
easier.
Point at this corner. Then drag the 2way arrow pointer downward diagonally
to expand preview window and expose
hidden area of magnified image
Your First Scan
3-5
Scanned image type
With the preview image displayed in the preview
window, you can specify your image type. To do this,
click the Scan Type button. ScanWizard 5-Standard
offers 4 image types: True color, Web Color, Gray,
and Black & White. Not all image types are
supported; see the table below.
True Color
Text Document
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Web Color
Gray
Black & White
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ü
ü
ü
ü
Positive Film
ü
ü
ü
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Negative Film
ü
ü
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X
X
Graphics
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Photo
Magazine
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Resolution of Output Image
The Purpose button lets you see the resolution
of scanned image. ScanWizard 5-Standard
provides predefined resolutions that match the
image type of your original scan material.
From the menu select the setting that will best
match the intended device application for your
scanned image. Different types of originals may
have different predefined values of resolution;
see the following table.
Select "Custom" and
enter custom resolution
in the Edit box
Text
Document
Photo and
+ / - Film
Graphic and
Magazine
Normal Screen
72 dpi
72 dpi
72 dpi
Fine Screen
96 dpi
96 dpi
96 dpi
Ink Jet Printer
300 dpi
200 dpi
300 dpi
300 Laser Printer
300 dpi
100 dpi
300 dpi
600 Laser Printer
600 dpi
150 dpi
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
200 dpi
200 dpi
OCR
300 dpi
300 dpi
300 dpi
If none of the predefined resolution matches your need, you may define your
own resolution by selecting 'Custom' and then enter your own resolution value
in the Edit box provided at the bottom of the menu. Note that the higher the
resolution, the larger the resulting file will be.
Your First Scan
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Scaling scanned image size
By default, ScanWizard 5-Standard scans your
original at full size (100%) . To change the scale
of scanned image, click on the Scale Output
button. From the submenu, select the predefined
scaling you wish -- from half-size (50%) to twice
the original (200%).
Improving Image Before Final Scan
When you perform a preview of the original
image, ScanWizard 5-Standard automatically
enhances the quality of the image by using its
default settings. For further enhancements,
click on the Adjust button and set the image
enhancement parameters you need.
After clicking the Adjust button, adjust the
appearance of the preview image by dragging
the pellet button along the slider. As you drag
the pellet button, your preview image is
updated in real time. To reset the correction
tool back to its original settings, click on the
reset icon at right end of each tool (see figure at
right).
Reset icon. Use this icon
to individually reset the
adjustment you have made
to each image correction
tool, back to its default
setting.
Note that the new settings are automatically saved
and remain effective for subsequent prescanning
or scanning the next time you start your Macintosh. The
settings are still effective, unless otherwise redefined
or reset to the default values.
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Output Image Setting Information
As you perform adjustments and define various settings for the output of your
original image (as reflected in the preview image), ScanWizard 5-Standard
monitors and makes records of them. Part of the defined settings are displayed
in the Status Bar (at the bottom of ScanWizard 5-Standard window) as soon as
changes are made, while a separate and more comprehensive record of the
changes are kept at the same time. To view a complete record of your settings,
click on the Information icon [ i ] at the left end of Status Bar. The Image
Information window then appears, listing all the current settings for your output
image. If you have not made any adjustment, the default settings will display.
Status bar showing summary
settings for output image
Drag this corner to resize
preview window
Click icon to display detailed
info box (right)
Reset and Revert to Default Settings
When you feel like abandoning the adjustments you have just made, you can
easily revert to ScanWizard 5-Standard default settings and start all over again.
Click on the Reset button. All changes you have made in the menus and
control panels under Original, Scan Type, Purpose, Scale Output, and
Advance buttons are then reset back to ScanWizard 5-Standard defaults.
NOTE The settings you have made to dialog boxes under
Preference and Scan/Scan to/Copy/E-mail buttons are not
affected with the execution of the Reset button.
Your First Scan
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Final Scan and Output Image Destinations
When you are satisfied with the appearance of the image in preview window,
you may now click the Scan (or Scan to) button.
Using ScanWizard 5 under an Application
If you launched ScanWizard 5-Standard from an image editing application (e.g.,
Adobe Photoshop), the scanned image is controlled by the Scan button. Upon
completion of scanning, the scanned image is delivered directly to your image
editing application. From your application, you may further edit and save the
image.
Using ScanWizard 5 as a Stand-Alone Program
If you launched ScanWizard 5-Standard from the desktop or from the “Go” button
of your scanner, the scan button will appear as the Scan to button, Copy or Email button, depending on which option was last used. Default is Scan to.
Saving Scanned Image to a File
To save the scanned image as a file, click the Scan to
button. The Save As dialog box displays.
If the current button shown as Copy, hold the
pointer on the button for about two seconds or until
the submenu appears. When the submenu displays,
choose Scan to file. The Save As dialog box displays
(see next page) and the button turns into Scan to
button.
Hold pointer on the button
for about 2 seconds to
display the menu for
selecting destination of
output image
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You may revise the default filename.
During batch scanning with a scanner
equipped with an auto document
feeder (ADF), you may provide a root
filename. ScanWizard 5 names
subsequent files with a suffix user's
number.
Check to launch your image editing
software (Photoshop in this sample
figure) and to open the saved image
into your image editing application.
Applications icon. Your available
image editing software and Internet
application programs are autodetected and listed here for your
selection.
You may modify the folder and filename in the Save in and Filename panes,
then click the Save button. The image is scanned and saved as a file.
NOTE By default, files are saved in a 'Data' folder located in
the same folder as your ScanWizard 5.
Bringing the Saved Image to an Application
Check the "Send image to application" if you wish to do any of the following: If
you wish to edit the scanned image with your image editing software; if you
wish to send the image as attachment to your e-mail; if you wish to display the
image with your browser. Then select your application from the application icon.
ScanWizard 5-Standard is designed to automatically detect the following image
and internet applications, as shown in the table (see next page).
Your First Scan
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Image Processor
Photoshop
Internet/Mail
PhotoDeluxe
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Messenger 4.6
Internet Explorer
QualComm Eudora Pro 3.x
Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook 97/98
Batch Saving of Outputs from ADF Equipped Scanners
If you are using a scanner equipped with the automatic document feeder (ADF)
that allows multiple-page scanning, you can auto scan and save scanned images
in batches.
In this case, ScanWizard 5 will automatically assign serial filenames for the
batch images and store them when the images are scanned in sequence.
Batch sending of ADF Scanned Images to an Application
Multiple images can also be sent in batches to your application after they are
scanned. Check the "Send images to application" check box, and click the
Save button. After all images have been scanned and saved, the selected image
editing software application is launched. Then it opens the images from files (in
the same sequence as they were saved) and displays them in your application.
If an E-mail application is selected, the files are attached to your e-mail as
multiple attachments.
If an Internet Mail application was selected, the files are delivered to the
Microtek e-mail editor in one batch as multiple attachments.
Copying (Printing Image)
You need the Copy button to send an image directly
to the printer. Set your printer from the Chooser
submenu of Apple menu. Click this button, and the
Printer dialog box displays.
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Select "Fit to
Page" to print
and fill whole
page (image is
enlarged and
printed full page,
but may not print
proportionally)
Select "Center
Horizontally"
to print image
at the center
of right and
left edges of
the page
Select "Center
Vertically" to
print image at
the center of
top and bottom
edges of the
page
Scan to File
If the current button shown is Scan to, move the pointer over the button for
about 2 seconds. When the submenu displays, select Scan To File. Specify the
file location and the filename.
Hold pointer for about 2
seconds to display menu
for selecting destination
of output image
Your First Scan
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Attach Output Image to an E-mail
You need the E-mail button to attach the output image to your e-mail. If the
button is currently set at E-mail, click the button and the Save As dialog box
displays.
Otherwise, hold pointer on the button for about two seconds or until the
selection menu appears (see top-left figure on previous page). Then select Email from the menu.
The button immediately
turns into E-mail button
while the Save AS dialog
box immediately displays
with the application check
box enabled by default.
Click to select from the
application icon which email processor you are
going to use (see figure at
right).
'E-mail' is the e-mail editor (Netscape Messenger, Microsoft Outlook, etc.) you
have previously installed in your host. If none is installed, only 'Internet Mail'
will be available from the application icon.
'Internet Mail' is the Microtek provided e-mail processor embedded in the
ScanWizard 5.
Click the Save button to execute final scanning, to save the output image to file,
and to launch your e-mail application with the output image attached.
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Setting Preferences in ScanWizard 5Standard
When ScanWizard 5-Standard is launched for the first time, it will auto detect,
by default, the type of scan material you have placed in your scanner and
automatically perform a prescan on the original material. The prescan image is
then placed in the preview area of the ScanWizard 5-Standard window. At the
same time, it has a default window painted in "sky" blue tinted colors. You may
change all these default conditions using the options offered in the Preferences
dialog box described below.
NOTE The customized settings you have made will remain in
effect at subsequent ScanWizard 5-Standard start-ups until
redefined.
Preference Dialog Box
The Preferences setup dialog box provides options on how you would like
ScanWizard 5-Standard to handle your scan material when the program is
launched. You may also disable the balloon screen tip feature in this dialog box
if you are already well-acquainted with the function of each button.
From the Preferences dialog box, you can also access the Appearance setup
dialog box where coloring options are available for repainting your ScanWizard
5-Standard window. This includes all the buttons and the window background.
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Left-handed users may also relocate the button pane location from the right to theleft
side of the window for added convenience.
To redefine Preferences setup, click on the Preferences button. When the
Preferences dialog box displays, pick your options as illustrated in the
following page.
Uncheck to change prescan
image preview from auto to
manual operation
Uncheck to change image
detection and selection of the
original scan material, and
definition of output image type,
from auto to manual operation
Check to disable screen
'balloon' tips function
Change the unit of
measurement for image
selection as displayed in the
status bar (bottom of
ScanWizard 5-Standard
window)
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Sample Scanning
Introducing ScanWizard 5
Advanced Control Panel
Other important features of ScanWizard 5
include the following:
ScanWizard 5 is an easy-to-use twinpanel scanner controller program that
lets you scan images accurately and
efficiently.
•
Overview function that lets you preview
the entire scan bed.
•
Prescan function that lets you preview a
selected area in high resolution for viewing
the image in greater detail. Multiple
prescans can also be done, and you can
switch easily among the various views.
•
Advanced Image Correction for
adjusting and enhancing images, with
“before” and “after” thumbnails. All
changes are shown in real time on the
resizable Preview window.
•
Dynamic scaling and input / output
controls for precise calculation of image
dimensions.
•
Information window for identifying and
isolating colors with accuracy and precision.
ScanWizard 5 Advanced Control Panel
packs many powerful features, including a sophisticated color matching
system that lets you take advantage of
the many advances made recently in the
area of color matching.
And ScanWizard 5 is ColorSync™savvy as well, allowing you to use
standard ICC color profiles for accurate
color matching when outputting your
images.
Sample Scanning
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The ScanWizard 5 Advanced Control Panel Interface
Settings window
Shows the current scan job, corresponding to the current
scan job in the Scan Job window and the selected image
in the Preview window (“Three girls” in this example).
Resolution level, in pixels
per inch or lines per inch.
Image Type of the current
scan job. See pages that
follow for more details.
Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output controls.
See pages that follow for more details.
Unit of measurement
Scan Frame options
Transform tool for horizontal
and vertical flipping, or 90˚
rotation, of images.
Advanced Image
Correction
controls: For
adjusting and
enhancing image
quality. See pages
that follow for
more details.
Check: Indicates
job will be
scanned when
you press the
Scan button.
Selected scan job,
which is the
highlighted job.
There can be
multiple selected
scan jobs (several
highlighted), which
may or may not
include the current
scan job (in boldface
type).
Scan Job window
Lets you select / switch
image type
Current scan job, indicated by boldface type
Function buttons
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Thumbnail
showing
prescan image
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Information
window
The ScanWizard 5 Interface
Overview button:
Previews the entire scan
bed. See pages that
folllow for more details.
Prescan button:
Previews a highresolution image
of the area
selected by the
scan frame.
Scan button:
Starts the
scanning
process.
Toolbar: Scan Frame,
Zoom, Pane, Dropper.
See pages that follow
for more details.
Scan Material
icon: Selects the
type of scan
material. See
pages that follow
for more details.
Preview
window
Unit of
measurement.
Choose from inch,
cm, mm, point, pixel.
Ruler
Overview
image
Zoom Level Display:
Shows and lets you select
magnification levels.
Cursor Locator: Shows x, y
position of mouse cursor on
the current overview /
prescan image.
Status bar gives
useful tips
relating to the
selected tool in
the Toolbar
Color Meter Display: Displays
input and output pixel values
relating to the the overview /
prescan image.
Sample Display area:
Shows pixelized display of
area in the overview /
prescan image where
mouse cursor rests.
Resolution
of overview
image
Scan Frame around overview
image. Drag on corner to resize.
Drag this corner
to resize the
Preview window.
Sample Scanning
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Image Types
ScanWizard 5 supports a variety of image types, including RGB, Grayscale,
and bitmapped (Line Art, and B&W Diffusion).
The three most common image types are described below, and information
on other image types is available in the Supplementary Information section
of the manual.
•
RGB Color: RGB (Red, Green, and Blue)
images use three colors to reproduce up to
68.7 billion colors. RGB mode is used for
most color images and is generally the mode
employed for on-screen multimedia
projects. ScanWizard 5 offers 24-bit RGB
and 48-bit RGB color selection. The 48-bit
option is exclusively available for
Microtek’s high-end professional pre-press
scanners.
•
Grayscale: Grayscale images use shades of
gray to simulate gradations of color or tonal
values, and contain 8 bits per pixel. The
Grayscale 16-bit option is provided in
ScanWizard 5 for professional pre-press
scanners.
•
Line Art: Line Art images are made up of
one bit of color (black or white) per pixel.
Few editing options are available in this
mode, but this mode is useful for images
consisting purely of black and white or even
single colors, such as mechanical drawings,
blueprints, or fine-line illustrations.
The Toolbar
Scan Frame tool: Lets you define the area
to be scanned. The area of the overview
or prescan image selected by the scan
frame is the part that is scanned when you
click the Scan button. To resize a scan
frame, drag on the corner or edge of the
scan frame surrounding the image, and
resize the frame to the desired area.
Zoom tool: Zooms in (enlarges) or
zooms out (reduces) the view of the
preview image. To zoom in, click inside
the image. To zoom out, hold down the
Option key and click the mouse.
The Scan Material icon
Appearance of the icon
when scanning in
reflective mode.
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Pane tool: Scrolls through a zoomed-in
image.
Dropper tool: Lets you use the Information window feature of ScanWizard 5,
and also lets you set the black and white
points. For more details, see “Using the
Information Window” in the Supplementary Information section.
Appearance of the icon
when scanning in positive
transparency mode.
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Appearance of the icon
when scanning in
negative film mode.
Scan Frame, Scaling, Output
The Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output settings allow you to control with precision the dimensions for
your scanned image.
Scaling
Scan
Frame
settings
Output
settings
Unit of
measurement
Scan
Frame
options
Take note of the following important points:
•
For the Scan Frame settings (width and height edit boxes), enter the values manually; or use the
Scan Frame tool to draw a scan frame in your preview window, and the scan frame dimensions
will then be displayed in the edit boxes.
•
Keep Scaling at 100% if you are outputting at the same size (ex. a 4” x 5” output at the same
size). Increase or reduce the scaling if outputting at a larger or smaller size, respectively.
•
Checking or unchecking the Scan Frame options will affect the relationship between the various
settings. If the Fixed Scan Frame option is checked, for instance, changing the Scaling will
change the Output settings accordingly, or vice versa.
•
To use any of the Scan Frame options correctly, enter the desired values in the edit boxes first
before checking the corresponding option. For instance, if you know your exact input values and
wish to “lock” the settings of your scan frame, enter the values in the Scan Frame width and
height edit boxes first, then check the Fixed Scan Frame option; the procedure cannot be done in
reverse order. This principle applies to the Fixed Output Size option as well.
•
Make sure you choose the unit of measurement (inch, pixel, etc.) to fit your need. Otherwise,
you may obtain out-of-range values. If you enter a value that is illegal or out of range, the value
will appear in red as a flag or warning.
For more details on scaling, refer to the scenario sketched out in “How to Scan and Display an
Image” in the Sample Scenarios section of the manual. For a fuller discussion, see “Scan Frame,
Scaling, and Output” in the Supplementary Information section.
Sample Scanning
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Overview and Prescan
The Overview and Prescan buttons are used to obtain a preview of the image to be scanned. The
Overview previews a specific area of the scan bed, while the Prescan previews the area selected by
the scan frame in high resolution. Multiple prescans can also be done if you have several scan jobs
defined, and you can then switch among the various views.
The default overview previews the entire scan bed, but you can specify the size of the preview area to
fit your needs in the Overview Setup command. The Prescan Setup command lets you determine the
margin and size of the prescan image.
To change your the size of your preview area:
1. Go to the Preferences menu in the Preview window, and choose Overview Setup.
2. When the Overview Setup dialog box appears, click the Overview button to preview the entire
bed. This will help you determine how you wish to resize the overview area.
3. To change the overview area, you can:
• Drag a rectangle that approximates the size of the overview that you wish; or
•
Enter the appropriate values for the Top, Left, Width, and Height edit boxes. Top and Left
refer to the starting points of the overview area on the x and y coordinates. Width is the
expanse of the overview area, and Height is the depth of the overview area. The new
dimensions for the overview area will take effect on the next Overview — when you click
the Overview button again in the Preview window (not the Overview button in the Overview Setup dialog box).
Note:
To get a bigger
overview
image on the
monitor,
enlarge your
preview
window by
dragging on
the bottom
right corner of
the window.
Click the
Overview button
to preview the
entire bed, which
can then help you
determine the
area you want for
the overview.
Drag the rectangle or
specify values to
change the size of the
overview area.
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To change the margin or size of the prescan image:
1.
Go to the Preferences menu in the Preview window, and choose Prescan Setup.
2. When the Prescan Setup dialog box appears, specify your choices.
•
Prescan Image Margin: The options here let you specify how wide or narrow the margin
around the scan frame is in the prescan image.
This is helpful because selecting the exact scan frame (through the Scan Frame tool) can
never be a completely accurate process, and what appears to have been selected by the scan
frame when you view the image in the lower-resolution overview may or may not actually
include the portion you wish. The margin — depending on how wide or narrow it is — can
then provide a berth or allowance for extending the boundaries of the scan frame around the
prescan image.
•
Prescan Image Dimension: This option lets you specify how large the prescan image will be
(full screen, 75%, 50%, or fit current preview window). This allows you to either shrink the
preview window to maximize the use of space on your monitor, or to expand the view of the
image to full screen to see it in greater detail.
Sample Scanning
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Advanced Image Correction
The Advanced Image Correction (AIC) features are an integral part of ScanWizard 5, allowing you to
make corrections to the scanned image. Changes to the image can be viewed in real time in the
Preview window and in the “before” and “after” thumbnails of the AIC dialog box.
1
Go to the Settings window; the Advanced
Image Correction controls can be found on
the lower half of the window. These
controls have their counterparts on the
Correction menu in the Preview window.
2
To use the controls:
A. Click any of the buttons on the lefthand side; or
B. Choose from the drop down menu on
the right-hand side for custom options.
For more details, see “Using Advanced
Image Correction” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
3
If you click any of the buttons on the lefthand side, the AIC dialog box for the
selected control will appear, allowing you
to adjust the image.
A
The example on the next page shows the
Color Correction dialog box, which lets you
adjust or apply a color cast to an image by
means of the color wheel.
The left thumbnail is the “before” version
of the image, and the right thumbnail is the
“after” version of the image, adjusted for a
slightly reddish cast.
If the Preview option is checked in the AIC
dialog box, the correction will show up in
real time in the Preview window as well,
without you having to close the AIC dialog
box.
For more details on the use of each of the AIC tools, see “Using the Advanced Image Correction
Tools” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
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Sample AIC dialog box
(for the Color Correction option)
“Before”
thumbnail, prior to
image correction
“After” thumbnail,
showing image
correction
Check this box to
observe changes
on the Preview
window in real time.
Show / hide
thumbnails
Function buttons
Function buttons:
Reset
Add to menu
Clicking this button brings up the Reset dialog
box, where you can specify which settings are to
be reset to their default values.
Clicking this button lets you add a custom
setting to the AIC menus in the Settings window
(right-hand side of the AIC controls).
Revert
Cancel
Clicking this button cancels out the changes you
made with the current AIC tool. If you used
several tools, using Revert will cancel the effect
of only the current tool and preserve the effects
of the other preceding tools. Example: If you
changed brightness and added a filter, then
clicked Revert, the filter is not applied but the
altered brightness settings remain in effect.
Clicking this button cancels all image-adjustment changes made to the image, and then closes
the AIC dialog box.
OK
Clicking this button accepts whatever enhancements you have made to the image, and then
closes the AIC dialog box.
Sample Scanning
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How to Scan a Color Photographic Print
1
Place the scan material to be scanned on your scanner’s glass bed.
2
Go to the Preview window and click the Scan Material icon. From the submenu that
appears, choose Reflective. You will notice the change in the appearance of the icon.
3
Click the Overview button to start an overview, and you will see the image appear in
your Preview window.
4
Select the Scan Frame tool from the Toolbar in the Preview window, and choose the
area to be scanned by dragging a rectangle around it. You will see a flashing frame
(marquee) around the selected area.
5
If you like what you see in the Preview window, click the Scan button to start scanning.
If you want to.... Before the Final Scan
•
Select an output image type (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and from the Type box, choose the appropriate image type for the
image to be scanned. For more details, see “Image Types” in the Supplementary Information
section of the manual.
•
Specify output dimensions (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the desired output dimensions (width and height) in the
output dimension edit boxes. The scan frame may change slightly, and you may want to go back
to the Preview window to move the scan frame and enclose the area you want. For more details,
see “Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
•
Change output image resolution (before step 5)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the resolution value in the Resolution edit box.
•
See a more detailed preview image (after step 4)
Go to the Preview window, highlight the scan job you wish to see in detail, and click the Prescan
button. For more details, see “Overview and Prescan” in the Basic Setup and Features section of
the manual.
•
Fine-tune the preview image with image processing options (after step 4)
Go to the Preview window, and select the desired image-processing option from the Correction
menu. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings window and click an image processing button;
the Advanced Image Correction dialog box will then appear. For more details, see “Advanced
Image Correction” in the Basic Setup and Features section and Supplementary Information
section of the manual.
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Scanning a Color Photographic Print
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3
5
2
Sample Scanning
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How to Scan a Color Positive Transparency
1
For dual bed-scanners, place the film to be scanned on the appropriate template, and insert
the film and template into your scanner’s lower bed. For flatbed scanners, use a Transparent Media Adapter.
2
Go to the Preview window and click the Scan Material icon. From the submenu that
appears, choose Positive Transparency. You will notice the change in the appearance of the
icon.
3
Click the Overview button to start an overview, and you will see the image appear in your
Preview window.
4
Select the Scan Frame tool from the Toolbar in the Preview window, and choose the area
to be scanned by dragging a rectangle around it. You will see a flashing frame (marquee)
around the selected area.
5
If you like what you see in the Preview window, click the Scan button to start scanning.
If you want to.... Before the Final Scan
•
Select an output image type (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and from the Type box, choose the appropriate image type for the
image to be scanned. For more details, see “Image Types” in the Supplementary Information
section of the manual.
•
Specify output dimensions (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the desired output dimensions (width and height) in the
output dimension edit boxes. The scan frame may change slightly, and you may want to go back
to the Preview window to move the scan frame and enclose the area you want. For more details,
see “Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
•
Change output image resolution (before step 5)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the resolution value in the Resolution edit box.
•
See a more detailed preview image (after step 4)
Go to the Preview window, highlight the scan job you wish to see in detail, and click the Prescan
button. For more details, see “Overview and Prescan” in the Basic Setup and Features section of
the manual.
•
Fine-tune the preview image with image processing options (after step 4)
Go to the Preview window, and select the desired image-processing option from the Correction
menu. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings window and click an image processing button;
the Advanced Image Correction dialog box will then appear. For more details, see “Advanced
Image Correction” in the Basic Setup and Features section and Supplementary Information
section of the manual.
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Scanning a Color Positive Transparency
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How to Scan a Color Negative
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For dual bed-scanners, place the film to be scanned on the appropriate template, and insert
the film and template into your scanner’s lower bed. For flatbed scanners, use a Transparent Media Adapter.
2
Go to the Preview window and click the Scan Material icon. From the submenu that
appears, choose Negative Film. You will notice the change in the appearance of the icon.
3
Click the Overview button to start an overview, and you will see the image appear in your
Preview window.
4
Select the Scan Frame tool from the Toolbar in the Preview window, and choose the area
to be scanned by dragging a rectangle around it. You will see a flashing frame (marquee)
around the selected area.
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If you like what you see in the Preview window, click the Scan button to start scanning.
If you want to.... Before the Final Scan
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Select an output image type (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and from the Type box, choose the appropriate image type for the
image to be scanned. For more details, see “Image Types” in the Supplementary Information
section of the manual.
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Specify output dimensions (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the desired output dimensions (width and height) in the
output dimension edit boxes. The scan frame may change slightly, and you may want to go back
to the Preview window to move the scan frame and enclose the area you want. For more details,
see “Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
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See a more detailed preview image (after step 4)
Go to the Preview window, highlight the scan job you wish to see in detail, and click the Prescan
button. For more details, see “Overview and Prescan” in the Basic Setup and Features section of
the manual.
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Fine-tune the preview image with image processing options (after step 4)
Go to the Preview window, and select the desired image-processing option from the Correction
menu. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings window and click an image processing button;
the Advanced Image Correction dialog box will then appear. For more details, see “Advanced
Image Correction” in the Basic Setup and Features section and Supplementary Information
section of the manual.
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Adjust film type (before step 5)
Go to the Film Type menu in the Settings window and select the film type and manufacturer.
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Scanning a Color Negative
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How to Scan a Line Art Image
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Place the image to be scanned on your scanner’s glass bed.
2
Go to the Preview window and click the Scan Material icon. From the submenu that
appears, choose Reflective.
3
Go to the Settings window, and from the Type box, choose Line Art.
4
Click the Overview button to start an overview.
5
Select the Scan Frame tool from the Toolbar in the Preview window, and choose the area
to be scanned by dragging a rectangle around it. You will see a flashing frame (marquee)
around the selected area.
6
On the Resolution box, enter a Resolution value that at least matches the resolution of your
printer (300 or 600 dpi, for example) to obtain optimal results.
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If you like what you see in the Preview window, click the Scan button to start scanning.
If you want to.... Before the Final Scan
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Specify output dimensions (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the desired output dimensions (width and height) in the
output dimension edit boxes. The scan frame may change slightly, and you may want to go back
to the Preview window to move the scan frame and enclose the area you want. For more details,
see “Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
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See a more detailed preview image (after step 5)
Go to the Preview window, highlight the scan job you wish to see in detail, and click the Prescan
button. For more details, see “Overview and Prescan” in the Basic Setup and Features section of
the manual.
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Fine-tune the preview image with image processing options (after step 5)
For Line Art images, only the Threshold option is available. Threshold measures how gray levels
are converted to black and white, with the value of 128 (middle gray level) as the determining
point of conversion. Gray levels below the threshold are converted to black, while gray levels
above the threshold are converted to white.
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Scanning a Line Art Image
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How to Scan and Display an Image on a 640 x 480 Monitor
At times, you may wish to scan an image and then scale or resize the image so that it can be
displayed on your monitor (either as a screen saver or wallpaper). The sample scenario below shows
how this can be done.
1
Place the image to be scanned on your scanner.
2
Go to the Preview window and click the Scan Material icon. From the submenu that appears,
choose the correct scan material type.
3
Click the Overview button to start an overview, and you will see the image appear in your
Preview window.
4
Go to the Settings window, and choose pixels as your unit of measurement. Then, enter the
resolution value in the Resolution edit box — 72 dpi in this case for monitor display. If you
change the resolution after specifying the output dimensions, the dimensions will change, and
you will then need to re-enter the correct output dimensions again.
5
Change to an initial scaling value of 200% in the scaling menu.
6
In the Output edit boxes, enter “640” for width and “480” for height. You will notice that the
scan frame in your preview image changes.
7
Check the Fixed Output Size box. Adjust or move the scan frame to enclose the area you wish.
A flashing frame (marquee) will be around the selected area.
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If you like what you see in the Preview window, click the Scan button in the Preview window
to start scanning.
If you want to.... Before the Final Scan
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Select an output image type (after step 2)
Go to the Settings window, and from the Type box, choose the appropriate image type for the
image to be scanned. For monitor display of images, choose RGB, Grayscale, or Web / Internet
colors. For more details, see “Image Types” in the Supplementary Information section of the
manual.
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See a more detailed preview image (after step 7)
Go to the Preview window, highlight the scan job you wish to see in detail, and click the Prescan
button. For more details, see “Overview and Prescan” in the Basic Setup and Features section of
the manual.
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Fine-tune the preview image with image processing options (after step 7)
Go to the Preview window, and select the desired image-processing option from the Correction
menu. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings window and click on an image processing button.
For more details, see “Advanced Image Correction” in the Basic Setup and Features section and
Supplementary Information section of the manual.
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Scanning and Displaying an Image on a 640 x 480 monitor
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How to Do Multiple Scan Jobs
Oftentimes, you will need to scan several images at a time or find yourself wanting to scan multiple
jobs to save time. The sample scenario below shows how this can be done.
1
Place the images to be scanned on your scanner.
2
Go to the Preview window, click the Scan Material icon, and choose the correct scan material
type.
3
In the Preferences menu, choose More, then check the Smoked Glass option. This feature will
help you distinguish the different scan jobs created, especially if each one is of a different image
type (RGB color, grayscale; shown in example below).
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Click the Overview button to start an overview. The images will appear in the Preview window.
5
If the Scan Job window is not open, go to the View menu and choose Show Scan Job window.
6
Create the other scan jobs that you need. To do this, use the Duplicate or New button, or
Shift+Drag the current scan frame to form new ones. For more details, see “Using the Batch Scan
Feature” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
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Define the settings for each scan job. To do this, highlight the scan job title in the Scan Job
window, then specify the appropriate settings (type, resolution, etc.) in the Settings window for
that scan job.
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If you like what you see in the Preview window, click the Scan button to start scanning.
If you want to.... Before the Final Scan
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Select an output image type (after step 7)
Go to the Settings window, and from the Type box, choose the appropriate image type for each
scan job. For more details, see “Image Types” in the Supplementary Information section of the
manual.
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Specify output dimensions (after step 7)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the desired output dimensions (width and height) in the
output dimension edit boxes for each scan job. The scan frame may change slightly, and you
may want to go back to the Preview window to move the scan frame and enclose the area you
want. For more details, see “Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output” in the Supplementary Information section of the manual.
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Change output image resolution (before step 8)
Go to the Settings window, and enter the resolution value in the Resolution edit box for each
scan job.
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See a more detailed preview image or do multiple prescans (after step 7)
Go to the Preview window, highlight the scan job you wish to see in detail, and click the Prescan
button. You can also do multiple prescans if you have multiple scan jobs. Simply choose all the
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scan jobs in the Scan Job window, then click the Prescan button. To view the various prescan
images, go to the View menu and switch among the different views possible.
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Fine-tune the preview image with image processing options (after step 7)
Go to the Preview window, and select the desired image-processing option for each scan job
from the Correction menu. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings window and click on an
image processing button; the Advanced Image Correction dialog box will then appear. For more
details, see “Advanced Image Correction” in the Basic Setup and Features section and Supplementary Information section of the manual.
Doing multiple scan jobs
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• Image Types
• Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output
Supplementary
Information
• Using Advanced Image Correction
• Using the Information Window
• Using the Scan Job Window
• Color Matching for Advanced Users
• Using the Scanner Driver Manager
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Image Types
ScanWizard 5 allows direct scanning in the following color spaces described below. The desired
color space in ScanWizard 5 can be selected in the Type box in the Settings window.
RGB Color:
RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) images use
three colors to reproduce up to 68.7 billion
colors. Because scanners and monitors are
RGB devices, the RGB color space is the
most commonly used space for capturing
and displaying images. ScanWizard 5 offers
standard RGB and 48-bit RGB color
selection, with the 48-bit option available
for Microtek professional pre-press scanners.
RGB color: 622K
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Web / Internet Colors:
This mode is useful for displaying images on the Web or Internet.
Output for the Web / Internet color mode in ScanWizard 5 is 8-bit, 256
indexed color images.
256 Colors (Default) / 256 Colors (Custom)
These are single-channel images (8 bits per pixel) that use a color lookup
table containing up to 256 colors. The file size is smaller for images in
this mode. As an initial setting, selecting 256 Colors (Default) uses an
Adaptive palette with Diffusion. If the 256 Colors (Custom) option is
selected, the dialog box below appears.
Grayscale:
Grayscale images use
shades of gray to
simulate gradations of
color or tonal values,
and contain 8 bits per
pixel. The Grayscale
16-bit option is
provided in
ScanWizard 5 for
professional pre-press
scanners.
Grayscale: 208K
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Palette: The Palette option lets you choose
the method for creating the color palette
table. Uniform uses a 6-6-6 fixed color
palette table. Adaptive (default) creates a
color palette table from the more commonly
used areas of the color spectrum that
appears in the image.
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Dither: The Dither option can improve the
color quality of the 256-indexed color
image, using a technique of mixing available colors to simulate missing colors. None
provides no dithering. Pattern uses a
structured pattern to simulate missing
colors. Diffusion (default) uses the error
diffusion technique to dither colors and
produces the best quality for 256 colors.
Black-and-White Diffusion:
This is a single-bit black-and-white image
dithered with error diffusion. The black and
white pixels are arranged in a way as to
“fool” the eye into seeing gray.
Line Art:
Line Art images are made up of one bit
of color (black or white) per pixel. Few
editing options are available in this
mode, but this mode is useful for
images consisting purely of black and
white or even single colors, such as
mechanical drawings, blueprints, or
fine-line illustrations.
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Scan Frame, Scaling, and Output
The input / output dimensions of your image are controlled by the Scan Frame Settings, Scaling, and
the Output Settings. Together with the Scan Frame options, these fields allow to you control with
precision the size of the image to be scanned or output.
The edit boxes for
Scan Frame
settings, Scaling,
and Output settings.
Scan Frame
options
In the default settings of ScanWizard 5, where none of the Scan Frame options are checked or are
being used, take note of the following:
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Changing the Scan Frame settings (width or height) will change the Output settings (width or
height).
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Changing the Scaling will change the Output settings (width AND height).
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Changing the Output settings (width or height) will change the Scan Frame settings (width or
height).
Scan Frame settings
Scaling
The Scan Frame settings (width and height)
represent the area on the scan bed that you wish
to scan.
Scaling lets you create larger or smaller images
from the original source image. Take note of the
following:
To specify your settings, enter the dimensions
manually in the width and height edit boxes; or
use the Scan Frame tool to define or resize your
scan frame. Changes made in the Preview
window are automatically displayed in the Scan
Frame setting edit boxes.
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Keep the scaling at 100% if you are outputting at the same size (e.g., a 4” x 5” original
to be output at the same size).
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Reduce the scaling if you are outputting your
image at a smaller size (e.g., a 4” x 5”
original to be output to 2” x 2.5”). Increase
the scaling if outputting at a larger size.
To choose the scaling percentage, click the up/
down arrow next to the scaling box, or enter a
value in the scaling edit box.
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Output Settings
3. Keep Proportion
The Output settings (width and height) represent
the dimensions of image when it is output (to
either monitor or printer). If the size of the image
to be output is different from the size of the
original source image, adjust the scaling percentage, or manually increase / decrease the output
values accordingly.
When the Keep Proportion option is
checked, the width and height values of the
image are kept in proportion despite changes
made to either setting. This preserves the
aspect ratio of the image.
This option is automatically checked when
either “Fixed Scan Frame” or “Fixed Output
Size” is selected.
Scan Frame options
The Scan Frame options include Fixed Scan
Frame, Fixed Output Size, and Keep Proportion.
1. Fixed Scan Frame
This option lets you lock in the settings of
your scan frame, so that the width and
height dimensions of the frame are always
preserved no matter where you move the
frame in your preview image.
If you know the exact input size for your
image, or if you wish to “lock” the settings
of your scan frame to a particular size, enter
the Scan Frame width and height values
first, then check Fixed Scan Frame. Your
scan frame will be “fixed” at those values,
so even if you move the scan frame around
the preview image, the dimensions of the
frame itself will remain unchanged.
Unit of Measurement
The unit of measurement lets you select your
desired unit (inch, cm, mm, point, pixel). Make
sure you select the correct unit of measurement
before entering values for the width or height
settings in the edit boxes.
Additional Notes
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When none of the Scan Frame options are
checked, all five edit boxes are enabled,
allowing you to edit or enter values into any
of the boxes.
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The Fixed Scan Frame and Fixed Output
Size options are mutually exclusive. This
means that only one of the options can be
checked at any time; checking another
option will automatically uncheck the other
one.
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When an illegal value is entered (e.g., the
input width exceeds the scan frame size), the
value will appear in red as a flag or warning
indicating an out-of-range value.
2. Fixed Output Size
When the Fixed Output Size option is
checked, the values specified for output
width and height remain unchanged. If any
of the input values are changed, the scaling
will be adjusted automatically to preserve
the output dimensions correctly.
If you know the exact output size for your
image, enter the output width and height
values first, then check Fixed Output Size.
The image will then be scanned and output
at the values you specify.
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Using Advanced Image Correction
The Advanced Image Correction (AIC) features include several powerful controls for image adjustment and enhancement. The use of the AIC was covered in an earlier section, and below is a more
detailed explanation of each AIC feature.
Tone Curve
This tool allows you to either set a gamma value or completely customize the mapping
of the scanned image to output image data. Setting a gamma value allows you to adjust
the contrast of mid-level grays without greatly affecting the highlights and shadows of the image. Using
the custom curve tool, the contrast in any area (highlights, midtones, or shadows) can be adjusted. This
tool can be used either on all colors at once or on individual color channels.
Brightness & Contrast
This tool lets you control the brightness and contrast levels of the entire image.
Increasing the brightness makes all tones in the image lighter. Contrast is the range
between the darkest and lightest shades in the image, and increasing the contrast makes greater separation
between the darkest and lightest areas of the image.
Threshold
This tool, which applies
only to Line Art images, lets you set the
lowest color value of the scanned image that
will appear white in the output image. All
areas of the scanned image with lower color
values than the threshold value will appear
black in the output image. This tool also
allows users to sharpen the image before the
threshold value is applied.
Color Correction
This tool lets you adjust
or remove a particular color cast from an
image by means of the color wheel. You can
also adjust saturation, or the degree of hue
in the color.
Filter
This tool lets you apply
filters or special effects to your images, such
as blur, sharpen, edge enhancement,
gaussian blur, and unsharp masking.
Color Correction dialog
box:
Descreen
This tool lets you remove the moiré patterns that
result when you scan using previously printed
material (such as photos taken from books or
magazines), as opposed to using original
photographic prints as your source material.
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Custom Settings
You can also create custom settings in each Advanced Image Correction control, and then add them
to the Settings window menus for quick access to those settings.
To create a custom setting:
To remove a custom setting:
1.
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Choose the desired AIC control in the
Settings window, and select Custom from
the drop-down menu on the right side.
2. When the AIC dialog box for the selected
control comes up, adjust the setting the way
you want it, then click the Add to Menu
button at the bottom of the dialog box.
3.
Enter a name for the Custom Setting (ex:
More Red Tint), then click OK.The new
custom setting is added to the menu.
2. When a dialog box appears, highlight the
custom setting to be removed, then click the
Remove button. The custom setting is
deleted from the menu.
Note: To delete the custom setting, you
MUST click the Remove button (not just
select and click OK).
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Settings window, and select Remove Custom
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Click OK to close the dialog box.
Using the Information Window
The Information window is a floating window used to display color information about the Overview
and Prescan buttons at precise “x” and “y” locations. The Information window can also be used to
change zoom levels for varying magnification rates. Closely related to the Information window is the
function of Information window, which is explained later in this section.
To view the Information window: Go to the View menu in the Preview window, and choose the Show
Info window command (toggle to hide the window).
The Zoom Level Display shows and lets you
select the levels of magnification obtainable —
100%, 200%, 400%, and 800%.
The Mouse Cursor Position displays the
position of the mouse cursor on the X and Y
axis of the image.
The Color Input Meter displays the input
(density) pixel values at the specific X/Y
location. Take note of the following:
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For all color image types (RGB), the
density values of the raw image are
displayed.
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For grayscale images, the gray (K) channel
is displayed.
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For single-bit images such as line art, this
section is disabled.
The Color Output Meter displays the output
values of the pixel at the specific X/Y location
Take note of the following:
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Sample Display area shows a pixelized display
of the specific X/Y location. The size of the
display area depends on the selection made in
the Color Meter Options (discussed next
sectiion).
The left part of the displayed values is the
“Before” value, or the pixel value before
image correction.
The right part of the displayed values is
the “After” value, or the pixel value of the
final output image after all image corrections.
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Color Meter Options
The Color Meter options let you choose whether
you wish to display color information in
numbers or percentages, and also let you choose
the area of the sample size.
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If Value is chosen, the numbers represent
values in the 0-to-255 pixel scale.
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If Percent is chosen, the numbers represent
percentage of intensity (divided by 255).
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The Sample Size lets you choose the square
size in pixels (default is 1x1), and
ScanWizard 5 displays the average value of
the square.
Color Meter
Options
Sample Size display, with 1x1
option shown here (white square is
1 pixel square)
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Using the Scan Job Window
The Scan Job window is a floating window that shows your scan jobs. By definition, a scan job is a
scan that contains the following elements: a set of scanning parameters (shown in the Settings
window); a scan frame (shown in the Preview window); and a scan job item (shown inthe Scan Job
window).
To view the Scan Job window, go to the View menu in the Preview window, and choose the Show
Scan Job window command.
Menu for changing
image type
Thumbnail of image obtained after using the
Prescan function (in the Preview window)
Checked
Scan Job
Title of scan job
Image size of
scan job
Selected scan job (highlighted)
Current scan job (boldface type)
Function buttons for
manipulating scan jobs
How to Read the Scan Job window
1. The current scan job is indicated by boldface type; there can only be one current scan
job. The current scan job is shown as well in
the Job box of the Settings window.
2. The selected scan job is the highlighted
item. You can have multiple selected scan
jobs, which may or may not include the
current scan job.
3. To make another scan job the current scan
job, simply click on the job in the scan job
list. The contents of the Settings window
and the current scan frame will be updated
accordingly, showing you the settings and
scan frame of the new current scan job.
4. A scan job can be checked or unchecked,
and only checked jobs are scanned when
you click the Scan button in the Preview
window. The check box is a toggle for
checking / unchecking a scan job, and you
can also use the Check button.
5. To change the order of scan jobs in the
window, click on the Up / Down arrows, or
simply highlight the scan job and move it up
or down the list.
6. To edit a scan job title, highlight the scan job
and hold down the mouse. The title will be
ready for editing, and simply type over the
new name.
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Multiple Job Selections
The function buttons at the bottom of the Scan
Job window (except the New and Load / Save
buttons) can be used for multiple job selections.
For example, you can select multiple scan jobs
and then click the Delete button to remove all
the jobs simultaneously. To select multiple scan
jobs, press the Shift key and click on the jobs to
be selected.
Adding a New Scan Job
1.
Click on the New button.
2. When a text box appears, accept the default
name or enter a name for the new scan job.
3.
Define the scan frame in the Preview
window for the new scan job.
4.
In the Settings window, specify the settings
for the new scan job.
With the creation of a new scan job, the new
scan job becomes the current scan job.
Duplicating a Scan Job
1.
From the list of scan jobs available, select
the scan job(s) to be duplicated
2.
Click on the Duplicate button. The selected
scan job(s) will be duplicated. The Duplicate function is very useful when scanning
several images at the same settings (a batch
scan).
Removing a Scan Job
To delete a scan job, select the scan job to be
removed, then click on the Delete button.
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Loading and Saving Scan Jobs
This feature lets you save scan jobs, which you can then load when necessary. The idea of saving and
loading scan jobs has important applications, especially for scanners with different templates or
“trays”. Saving / loading scan jobs is also useful if you consistently work in a specific format, scan
the same kind of images, or if the scanner is used by several users who have their own sets of jobs.
If your scanner has several trays, for instance, you may wish to create a scan job for each “tray”—
for example, one for your 4”x5” transparencies and another for your 35mm positives. You can also
create scan jobs to fit the needs of your users, with User A having Scan Job Folder 1 for example, and
User B having Scan Job Folder 2.
To use the Load / Save feature:
1.
Click on the Load / Save button in the Scan
Job window.
2. When a dialog box appears, go to the folder
of your choice . The sample dialog box
below shows the following:
• The left-hand side of the dialog box
shows your scan job folders. In this
example, a folder called Scan Job
Manager has been created. Inside the
folder are individual folders —35mm
positives and 4x5 transparencies.
• On the right-hand side of the dialog box
are your current scan jobs — Scan Job 1
and Scan Job 2.
Note:
If you click the OK button
and there are no scan jobs
on the right-hand side, a
dialog box will appear. You
will then be asked if you wish
ScanWizard 5 to automatically create a scan job with
default settings for you.
New folder
Scan Job
folders
Your current
scan jobs
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To add the contents of a folder to the scan job
list:
1.
Select the folder on the left-hand side, and
double-click on it.
2. Click the Add button in the middle column
of the dialog box. All the contents inside the
folder are added to the scan job list on the
right-hand side.
To save scan jobs to a folder:
1.
Select a folder on the left-hand side, and
double-click on the folder.
2. Highlight the scan job to be added on the
right-hand side.
3. Click the Save button in the middle column
of the dialog box. The selected scan job is
saved to your selected folder.
To remove scan job(s):
1.
2.
Highlight the scan job(s) to be removed.
Click the Remove or Remove All button at
the bottom of the dialog box.
To remove a folder:
Folders cannot be removed from the level of the
Scan Job Manager or from the level of
ScanWizard 5. To remove folders, you will need
to go to the level of your Macintosh operating
system and then delete the folders by moving
them to the Trash.
To close the dialog box: Click the OK button at
the bottom of the dialog box.
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Using the Scanner Driver Manager feature
The Scanner Driver Manager keeps track of the scanners being used on your system and the SCSI ID
numbers that they occupy. By keeping a record of this information, it allows ScanWizard 5 to start up
more quickly, as there is no need to look for other scanners.
To add a scanner:
Follow the hardware installation instructions for
connecting a scanner to your system. Then you
can use the Scanner Driver Manager in
ScanWizard 5 to add or include the connected
scanner to your scanner list.
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Scanner menu in the Preview
window, and choose Scanner Driver
Manager. A dialog box will appear showing
the connected scanner and the corresponding SCSI ID number.
Click the Find Scanners button. In case you
have added new scanners, the new scanners
will be appended to the scanner list. If a
scanner is not detected (not turned on, not
ready, or removed from the system), the
model will not be removed from the list but
will have a question mark before it. See the
next section for details on how to remove a
scanner.
To remove a scanner from your scanner list:
1.
Disconnect the scanner from your system to
remove it physically.
2.
Go to the Scanner menu in the Preview
window, and choose Scanner Driver
Manager.
3. When the dialog box appears, click the
Update List button. The removed scanner
will have a question mark before it.
4.
Click the Remove button to delete the
scanner model from your scanner list.
5.
Click the Close button to close the dialog
box
Click the Close button to close the dialog
box.
Click here to
update the
connection
status of
scanners in the
scanner list
Click here to find all
connected scanners
Click here to
remove a scanner
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Color Matching for Advanced Users
This section contains important information on further steps you need to take to achieve color
matching across your devices. The procedures to be performed include monitor calibration and how
to set up ScanWizard 5 with the Apple ColorSync™ system and the Adobe Photoshop software.
Some recommendations are also given in order to achieve color matching across devices. For more
detailed information on the ColorSync or Adobe Photoshop functions covered in this section, refer to
the respective user guides of those programs.
Calibrating your monitor
Proper monitor calibration is important for achieving higher precision in color matching. Monitor
ICC profiles may be created specifically for your monitor by calibrating your monitor through the
following utilities:
• ColorSync 2.5 Monitors & Sound Control Panel Calibration function
• Adobe Gamma utility, from Adobe Photoshop 5.0
• Any third-party calibration programs or hardware calibrator
Setting up the System (Monitor) Profile using ColorSync
ColorSync is Apple’s industry-standard color matching system. The notes below pertain to configuring ColorSync to ensure that it works properly with ScanWizard 5.
If you have ColorSync 2.1.2 or earlier, do the
following:
1. In the ColorSync System Profile control
panel, select your desired System Profile
settings.
If you have ColorSync 2.5, do the following in
the exact order below:
1. Open the Monitors & Sound control panel to
select your desired profile in the Monitor
Profile list box.
2.
2.
In the Monitors & Sound control panel, set
the Gamma to “Uncorrected Gamma”.
In addition, make sure you disable or remove
any utilities or third-party control panels that
alter monitor display. Your System Profile is the
profile describing the monitor you are using.
Open the ColorSync Control Panel to verify
the desired monitor profile as the System
Profile.
The settings in these two control panels should
be the same. If you select a profile in Monitors
& Sound, your ColorSync System Profile will
change accordingly.
In addition, make sure you disable or remove
any utilities or third-party control panels that
alter monitor display.
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Using Adobe Photoshop 5.0
the profile by file name directly.
A. Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Setup:
For more information on Photoshop’s color
management features, visit Adobe’s site on the
Internet http://www.Adobe.com.
1.
In the File / Color Settings / RGB dialog
box, select your desired RGB workspace.
2.
Check and enable the Display using Monitor
Compensation check box. Take note of the
following:
• Make sure that the selected RGB
workspace in Photoshop matches
ScanWizard 5’s RGB Destination
selection. This way, the scanned images
shown in Photoshop will match the
preview image that was shown in
ScanWizard 5. Do not change your
monitor profile (i.e., ColorSync System
Profile) in the middle of operating
ScanWizard 5. If you want to change the
monitor profile, do it after exiting
ScanWizard 5.
• Take note that it is not desirable to scan in
raw data and then perform ColorSync
data conversion using the ColorSync
plug-in or the Image / Mode / Profile to
Profile... conversion in Photoshop 5.0.
Note: Since Photoshop 5.0 allows users to
customize their own color space as well as select
from a few built-in color spaces (such as sRGB,
Apple RGB, CIE RGB, etc.), you may click
“Save” in the RGB Setup dialog box to save the
current Photoshop RGB workspace as an ICC
ColorSync profile. This can then be selected in
ScanWizard 5. Please note that when you save
the Photoshop RGB profile, the file name you
specify may not be the same as the profile
selection you see in ScanWizard 5’s RGB
Destination pop-up menu (where the profile
information string is shown). For example, if
you save “Photoshop sRGB” as a profile, it will
appear as “sRGB IEC61966-2.1” in ScanWizard
5’s pop-up menu. If you are not sure about the
profile you want, click the “Load” button to load
B. ScanWizard 5 Setup:
1.
Go to the Preferences / CMS Setup dialog
box. Check and see that the monitor
selection is the same as that in the
ColorSync System Profile selection (your
current monitor setup). If you need to
change your monitor, do this in the
ColorSync Control Panel.
2.
Make sure that the Display using monitor
compensation check box is checked.
3.
For RGB destination settings, select your
desired profiles. These selections specify
ScanWizard 5’s output color space for RGB
mages, respectively.
4.
Make sure the RGB destination setting
matches Photoshop 5.0’s RGB Settingin the
RGB Setup dialog box, respectively.
5. To enable RGB color matching, make sure
the RGB Color Matching check box is
checked. Otherwise, raw RGB image data
will be scanned. It is not desirable to scan in
raw data and then perform ColorSync data
conversion using the ColorSync plug-in or
Image / Mode / Profile to Profile... conversion in Photoshop 5.0.
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Using Adobe Photoshop 4.0
A. Adobe Photoshop 4.0 Setup:
Photoshop 4.0 does not have color-management capabilities for RGB images. In
Photoshop 4.0, RGB data is simply
“dumped” or transferred to the monitor. As a
result, the colors may appear to be different
in Photoshop 4.0 compared to ScanWizard
5, regardless of the ColorSync version that
you are using.
To display colors consistently on both
Photoshop 4.0 and ScanWizard 5, make sure
that the “Display using monitor compensation” check box is NOT checked in the CMS
Setup dialog box in ScanWizard 5.
B. ScanWizard 5 Setup:
1.
Go to the Preferences / CMS Setup dialog
box. Check and see that the monitor
selection is the same as that in the
ColorSync System Profile selection (your
current monitor setup). If you need to
change your monitor, do this in the
ColorSync Control Panel.
2.
Make sure that the Display using monitor
compensation check box is NOT checked.
3. To enable RGB color matching, make sure
the RGB Color Matching check box is
checked. Otherwise, raw RGB image data
will be scanned. It is not desirable to scan in
raw data and then perform ColorSync data
conversion.
Note that it is not desirable to convert the image
if you have previously chosen to scan as raw
data; the result will not be what you expect.
Always let ScanWizard 5 perform the color
matching for you.
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Reference
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The Interface
ScanWizard 5 consists of four major windows: Preview, Settings, Information, and Scan Job. The
Preview, Settings, and Scan Job windows appear automatically after ScanWizard 5 is started up.
The Information window, however, is hidden, and to see it, go to the View menu in the Preview
window and click the Show Info Window command.
Information
window
Settings window
Preview
window
Scan Job
window
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The Preview Window
The Preview window is the most prominent window of the four major windows, and it includes the
various commands and tools for controlling the scanner and for showing your preview image.
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The Menu Bar includes the different menus
for controlling and operating the scanner.
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The Unit of measurement provides the
following options: inch, cm, mm, point,
pixel.
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The Overview button previews a specific
area of the scan bed.
The Prescan button previews one or more
high-resolution images of the area(s)
selected by the Scan Frame tool.
The Toolbar selects actions to be performed
on the Overview or Prescan image. The
Toolbar includes the Scan Frame, Zoom,
Pane, and Info Window.
The Scan button starts the final scanning
process.
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The Scan Material icon shows your scan
material — Reflective (photos and prints),
Positive Transparency, or Negative Film.
8
The Preview image or Overview image
appears when you click the Preview and
Overview buttons, respectively.
9
The Preview Area is where the overview or
prescan image appears after you click the
Overview or Prescan button.
10 The resolution of the Prescan or Overview
image is 40 ppi and is shown above the
Microtek logo.
11 The Status Bar gives useful tips relating to
the selected tool in the Toolbar.
12 Drag this corner to resizeryour Preview
window. The size of the preview image
will not change until a new Overview is
done.
13 The Switch button toggles the software
between Standard Control Panel and
Advanced Control Panel.
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The File Menu
The File Menu contains only one submenu -- the
Quit command.
Quit
This command lets you exit ScanWizard 5.
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The Scanner Menu
The Scanner Menu lets you do the following:
• Show your scanner model or select a scanner
if you have multiple scanners
•
Get information about your scanner
•
Get information about the SCSI chain
•
Exit ScanWizard 5
Get Scanner Probe Info
This command lets you see the SCSI devices on
your SCSI chain and the SCSI ID number of the
devices.
Scanner Model
The top of the scanner menu displays the
scanner model you're using and its SCSI bus and
ID. If you have multiple scanners on your
system, all the scanners are shown with their
respective SCSI bus, IDs, and the current
scanner in use is indicated by a check.
Only one scanner can be accessed at a time. To
switch among various scanners, select the
scanner to be used.
Get Current Scanner Info
This command provides information about your
current scanner, and a dialog box appears
showing the scanner model, SCSI bus, SCSI ID
number, firmware version, and driver information.
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update SCSI
device
information
SCSI devices
are shown
with their
SCSI ID
numbers
To use the Get SCSI Chain Info feature:
1. Choose the Get SCSI Chain Info command.
The SCSI Check dialog box will appear.
2. If your scanner does not show, click the
Probe button. Make sure your scanner is
connected and turned on.
3. Check the numbered box corresponding to
the SCSI ID of your scanner or scanners.
Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Scanner Driver Manager
The Scanner Driver Manager keeps track of the
scanners being used on your system and the
SCSI bus / ID numbers occupied by the scanners. By keeping a record of this information,
the Scanner Driver Manager allows ScanWizard
5 to start up more quickly, as there is no need to
look for devices on the other SCSI buses.
To add a scanner:
Follow the hardware installation instructions for
connecting a scanner to your system. Then you
can use the Scanner Driver Manager in
ScanWizard 5 to add or include the connected
scanner to your scanner list.
1. Go to the Scanner menu in the Preview
window, and choose Scanner Driver Manager. A dialog box will appear showing the
connected scanner and the corresponding
SCSI bus / ID number.
2. Click the Find Scanners button. In case you
have added new scanners, the newly found
scanners will be appended to the scanner list.
If a scanner on the list is not detected (not
turned on, not ready, or removed from the
system), the model will not be removed from
the list but will have a question mark before
it. See below for details on how to remove a
scanner.
To remove a scanner from your scanner list:
1. Go to the Scanner menu in the Preview
window, and choose Scanner Driver Manager.
2. Click the Remove button to delete the
scanner model from your scanner list.
3. Click the Close button to close the dialog
box.
Update Scanner Menu
This command refreshes the SCSI buses and
updates the Scanner menu with the current
scanner list.
This is most useful when ScanWizard 5 is
brought up but one of the scanners is not turned
on or has not become ready.
Only the current scanner list is used, and
ScanWizard 5 will not find or add any new
scanners to the scanner list. This is a short-cut
command without invoking the Scanner Driver
Manager.
3. Click the Close button to close the dialog
box.
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The View Menu
The View Menu lets you do the following:
• Select an overview or prescan view of an
image
•
Resize the preview window to fit current
preview window
•
Bring the Settings window to the front
•
Show or hide the Information and Scan Job
•
Show the ScanWizard 5 splash screen
To obtain the Overview image:
With the image(s) placed on your scanner, click
the Overview button.
To obtain the Prescan image:
1. Click the Scan Frame tool.
2. Select the area to be prescanned
by drawing a frame around the area in the
Overview image.
3. Click the Prescan button.
Overview Image and Prescan Image
These commands select the image obtained with
the Overview and Prescan buttons, respectively,
and allow you to switch between both viewing
modes.
The dimensions of the Overview image and
Prescan image are controlled by the Overview
Setup command and the Prescan Setup command, respectively. For more details, see these
commands under the Preferences menu.
Overview viewing mode
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To obtain multiple Prescan images:
1. Define your scan jobs in the scan job
window (see the scan job window section for
more details).
2. To select multiple scan jobs, press the Shift
key and click on the jobs to be selected in
the Scan Job or Preview window.
3. Click the Prescan button in the Preview
window. Multiple prescans are created in the
process, corresponding to the number of
scan jobs defined, and you can then switch
among the various prescan images.
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Resize Window to Fit
This command resizes the Preview window, which you may find helpful for conserving space on
your desktop monitor especially after enlarging the Preview window.
After resizing
Before resizing
To use this feature:
Choose the command Resize window to Fit. You can also do this by pressing Command + R (the
Apple Command and R keys) simultaneously.
To verify the zoom level, open the Information window (choose Show Info Window command from
the View menu), and look up the zoom level.
Zoom
level
shown
here
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Bring Settings Window to Front
This command brings the Settings window to
the forefront, which is useful if you have the
Settings window hidden behind other windows
or if you have expanded your Preview window
such that it covers the Settings window.
Show / Hide ... Window commands
These commands allow you to toggle between
showing or hiding the Settings, Scan Job and
Information windows of ScanWizard 5, as the
case may be.
About
This command displays the ScanWizard 5 splash
screen and shows program version and copyright information.
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The Preferences Menu
The Preferences menu lets you do the following:
• Choose the desired scan material
•
Specify color matching parameters
•
Set up white / black points
•
Show / hide cursor auxiliary lines to help
you with alignment of the scan frame
•
Control the size of your preview window
•
Keep your scan module after you finish
scanning
•
Create effects like invert and mirror
• Activates the smoked glass background
effect to help distinguish the active scan
frame(s)
•
Set other options, such as specifying a
working directory for files
Scan Material
This command allows you to select your scan
material — whether it is Reflective (photographs
and prints), Positive Transparency, or Negative
Film.
If you are using a dual-bed scanner such as the
ArtixScan 2020 or ScanMaker 4, all three scan
material options will be available for you to
choose from.
If you are using a flatbed scanner, the Positive
Transparency and Negative Film options will
not be available for selection unless you use a
Transparency Media Adapter with the scanner,
which will then let you scan transparencies and
film media.
To select the scan material:
1. Choose the Scan Material command in the
Preferences menu. From the submenu that
appears, select your scan material.
2. Alternatively, you can also click the Scan
Material icon (beside the Scan button), and
then choose the correct scan material from
the drop-down menu that appears.
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The appearance of the Scan Material icon will
change, according to your choice.
Appearance of the Scan Material
icon for Reflective materials.
Appearance of the Scan Material
icon for Positive Transparency.
Note the "perforations" on the top
and bottom to distinguish this from
the Reflective icon.
Appearance of the Scan Material
icon for Negative Film.
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Color Matching
Color Matching is an important feature of ScanWizard 5 that ensures color is displayed consistently
— from the initial input stage when an image is captured by the scanner, to the final output stage
when the image is output to your monitor or printer (through either the Kodak CMS or Apple
ColorSync™ technology). Color matching was developed to allow an equivalent "mapping" of colors
from one device or from one color space to another, ensuring that no major color shifts occur in the
transferrence process.
To use the ScanWizard 5 color matching function:
1. Set up the Kodak CMS and Apple ColorSync features correctly at the time that ScanWizard 5 is
installed. For more information on this procedure, refer to your Kodak or Apple system documentation.
2. The first time you launch ScanWizard 5, you will be prompted to set up color matching for your
scanner. You may access the color matching parameters for ScanWizard 5 at any time in the
future, however, by choosing the Color Matching Setup command in the Preferences menu.
ScanWizard 5 includes several industry-standard ICC color profiles
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1 Display using monitor compensation: This
box pertains to how your monitor displays
color, relative to the RGB Destination color
space. It is best to have this box checked so
that there are no unexpected color shifts
between your selected RGB Destination
space and your monitor. See the Appendix
for more information.
2 Monitor: The monitor selection shown here
is the monitor set in your Apple ColorSync
Control Panel.
To verify this information, go to your Apple
Menu, select Control Panel, then Color
Sync. Your selected monitor will be shown,
which should be the same as the entry in this
dialog box.
working space as defined in the Photoshop
5.0 RGB Setup.
A large number of RGB profiles is supplied
by ScanWizard 5. If you do not see the ICC
profile for your monitor or RGB device,
contact your device manufacturer. To load a
specific ICC profile from a different folder,
click the RGB profile button and select the
profile.
6 Preview check box: This immediately
updates the Preview window image when a
new color profile is selected. This will reflect
colors consistent with the newly selected
profile.
7 Profile Information button: This lets you get
information on currently used ICC profiles.
This setting only affects how the image is
shown on the screen — not the final scanned
image.
3 RGB Color Matching: This box should
generally be checked unless you want to
scan raw color data, in which case you lose
the compensatory effects of the Color
Matching system.
Note: It is not desirable to scan in raw data
and then perform ColorSync data conversion, which will not generate the correct
CMS effect.
Note: For advanced users who wish
to know more about color matching,
refer to the Appendix at the end of
the manual.
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5 RGB Destination: This feature lets you
select the ICC profile in the ColorSync
profile folder for outputting images to the
RGB color space.
You may select from monitor, RGB printer
(e.g., inkjet printers), a special color space,
or the Adobe Photoshop 5.0 internal color
space profile. For Photoshop 5.0 users, this
should always be the same as your RGB
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White / Black Point Setup
This command provides your with advanced controls for setting the clipping points for your white
and black points, as well as determining the output levels for the white/black points on your printer.
To use this feature:
1. Choose the White/Black Points Setup command from the Preferences menu.
2. As an alternative, you can click this command from the Color Correction Menu. This is also the
same thing as clicking the White/Black points tool in the Settings window and then clicking the
Setup button from the dialog box that comes up. When the dialog box comes up, specify your
preferences.
Auto White / Black Point Clipping
Minimum / Maximum Output Level
The Auto White Point clipping and Auto Black
Point clipping fields allow you to specify the
percentage by which the white and black points,
respectively, can be clipped from the histogram.
The clipping is done after you click the Auto
button in the White/Black Points dialog box.
The Minimum Output Level lets you set the
minimum output level of the black point. The
higher the percentage value, the lower the
contrast will be.
For example, if you specify 10 percent as your
White Point clipping value and then click the
Auto button, the white point on the histogram is
adjusted so that 10 percent of the color information is "clipped" or ignored. The resulting 90
percent information leftover is then remapped,
resulting in an image with less highlight detail.
The Maximum Output Level lets you set the
output level of the white point. The lower the
percentage value, the lower the contrast will be.
The same principle above applies to the Auto
Black Point clipping feature, which governs the
black point for shadows.
These fields are normally used by more advanced users, and the features are taken care of
automatically if you have set up Color Matching
correctly early on in ScanWizard 5.
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Cursor Auxiliary Lines
This command allows you to show or hide
cursor auxiliary lines to help you define a scan
frame or measurement off the rulers more
precisely. The cursor auxiliary lines show only
when the Scan Frame tool is selected.
To use this feature:
1. Choose the Cursor Auxiliary Lines command in the Preferences menu. From the
submenu that appears, select how the
cursor lines will appear.
• On both the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) axis
• On the x axis only
• On the y axis only
• None (no cursor lines)
2. Click the Scan Frame tool. When you move
the pointer to the image, the cursor auxiliary
lines will appear.
Cursor
auxiliary lines
on the x and y
axis
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Overview Setup
This command lets you set the area you want to overview off the scanner bed and provides some
overview options as well.
By default, ScanWizard 5 overviews the maximum scan area as determined by your scanner model's
bed size. You can, however, customize the overview area so that the scanner consistently overviews
only the specific dimensions you have in mind. For example, if your maximum scan area is 8.5" x
14", you can customize the overview area so that it consistently overviews, say, 4" x 8" of the bed
size.
As a rule of thumb, it is best to use the default maximum settings. You should change the overview
area only if your subsequent overview is too large to be shown in entirety, or too small for reliable
previewing. A smaller overview area will increase the overview resolution for clearer image
viewing. You may also wish to change the size of your overview to improve performance. Generally, a shorter overview time results from the scanner motor travelling at a lesser distance.
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1 Overview Area: This represents the scan
bed size. The dimensions of this overview
area, however, will depend on the size as
stipulated by #2 and #3 below.
2 Size: This option lets you choose whether to
do an overview of the Maximum area or a
Custom area.
• Maximum refers to the maximum area
that can be overviewed. The dimensions
of the maximum area vary, depending on
your scanner model from 8.5" x 11.7 to
8.5" x 14". Take note that transmissive
scan areas are smaller.
To change the size of your preview area:
1. Go to the Preferences menu in the Preview
window, and choose Overview Setup.
2. When the Overview Setup dialog box
appears, click the Overview button to
preview the entire bed. This will help you
determine how you wish to resize the
overview area.
3. To change the overview area, you can:
• Drag a rectangle that approximates the
size of the overview that you wish; or
• Enter the appropriate values for the Top,
Left, Width, and Height edit boxes. The
new dimensions will take effect on the
next Overview — when you click the
Overview button again in the Preview
window (not the Overview button in the
Overview Setup dialog box).
• Custom refers to the area as determined
by the dimensions you specify in #3
below.
3 Left, Top, Width, Height: These edit boxes
let you specify the dimensions of the
overview area.
• Top and Left refer to the starting points
of the overview area on the X and Y
coordinates.
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• Width is the expanse of the overview
area. Height is the depth of the overview
area.
4 Overview Option: Fast Overview speeds up
the overview process. .
5 Overview button: This button lets you do a
new overview and is helpful if you have
specified custom settings or changed the
dimensions.
B
6 OK: Clicking this button accepts the
settings and dimensions specified in the
dialog box.
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Prescan Setup
The Prescan Setup command lets you determine the margin surrounding the prescan image and the
size of the prescan image.
To change the margin or size of the prescan image:
1. Go to the Preferences menu in the Preview window, and choose Prescan Setup.
2.
When the Prescan Setup dialog box appears, specify your choices.
•
Prescan Image Margin: The options here let you specify how wide or narrow the margin
around the scan frame is in the prescan image.
This is helpful because selecting the exact scan frame (through the Scan Frame tool) can
never be a completely accurate process, and what appears to have been selected by the scan
frame when you view the image in the lower-resolution overview may or may not actually
include the portion you wish. The margin — depending on how wide or narrow it is — can
then provide a berth or allowance for extending the boundaries of the scan frame around the
prescan image. Margin options include minimal, small, medium, and large.
•.
Prescan Image Dimension: This option lets you specify how large the prescan image will
be: Full screen, 75%, 50%, or fit current preview window.
This option allows you to either shrink the preview window to maximize the use of space on
your monitor, or to expand the view of the image to full screen to see it in greater detail.
The larger the size, the higher the prescan resolution. The maximum prescan resolution is
the scanner's optical resolution.
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Invert
This command inverts images of all scan jobs to
negatives. Take note that all scan jobs are
inverted at the same time; you cannot invert an
individual scan job alone.
When an image is inverted, the brightness value
of each pixel is converted to its inverse value. In
the case of 24-bit images, for example, a pixel
in a positive image with a value of 255 is
changed to 0, and a pixel with a value of 5 is
changed to 250.
To use this feature:
Choose the Invert command in the Preferences
menu. A check appears next to the command
when it is enabled.
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To use this feature:
Choose the command Retain Scan Module after
Scan in the Preferences menu. A check appears
next to the command when it is enabled. If you
wish to see the scanned image in your imageediting software after scanning is completed,
you will need to quit ScanWizard 5 to see the
image.
More...
This command shows the More Preferences
dialog box, where you can specify other options
for ScanWizard 5.
Invert
Retain Scan Module after Scan
This command allows you to keep the
ScanWizard 5 interface running after scanning
is completed and the image delivered to your
image-editing software.
This way, you do not have to go back to the
File-Acquire process to start ScanWizard 5 all
over again.
Note: This command can be used only in
applications (such as Adobe Photoshop) that
allow you to retain the scan module after a scan
is completed. Some applications will not retain
the scan module even if this option is enabled.
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A. Keep Overview Image
This option lets you retain the last overview
image you used. The next time you start
ScanWizard 5, this last preview image is again
displayed in the preview window.
B. Keep All Prescan Images
This option lets you retain all prescan images if
you have done several prescans, allowing you to
switch among the various prescan images in the
View menu. Otherwise, the image is automatically deleted when you exit ScanWizard 5.
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C. Smoked Glass as Background
•
This option lets you apply a smoked glass
background that makes your scan jobs stand out
more clearly. This feature can also be used if
you have multiple scan jobs in their respective
image modes, and this will be shown clearly in
the Preview window (example: 1 job in color,
another in B&W).
Best: This setting is available only to
higher-depth scanners (10-, 12-bit, or
higher). Scanned data is delivered a little
slower but in high quality, and image data is
processed in maximum bits per channel
(i.e., 10-, 12-bit, or higher), and then
converted to the desired output depth. This
special operation results in the best image
quality possible.
E. Memory Usage
Grayscale
image
Smoked glass background turned on shows
multiple scan jobs in their respecitve image
modes (color or grayscale)
This option controls the way ScanWizard 5 uses
memory. Three options are provided:
• Application: ScanWizard 5 will only use
the memory inside the application heap as
its image buffer. Make sure you allocate a
large number of memory in your application for this purpose. Otherwise,
ScanWizard 5 may not have enough
memory to run. Use this option only if you
don't want ScanWizard 5 to use memory
outside your application.
•
System: ScanWizard 5 will use the memory
in the system heap as its image buffer, and
only a limited amount of memory is used in
the application heap. This option is best if
you have only a small memory allocation
for your application but a large amount of
system memory.
•
Auto: This is the default setting.
ScanWizard 5 maximizes the memory
usage from both system and application,
looking for memory first from the system
heap and then from the application heap.
D. Scan Quality
This option allows you to select the image
quality by controlling the scanner hardware and
the maximum image processing depth.
•
Speed: Choose this option if your primary
concern during scanning is speed. Image
data is delivered faster and the image data
is processed in 8 bits per channel.
•
Quality: This is the default setting. Scanned
data is delivered a little slower but in high
quality, and the image data is processed in 8
bits per channel.
G. Scratch Directory
The scratch directory is the folder where
ScanWizard 5 creates temporary files, with the
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temporary files deleted at the end of an operation. You should change to a different folder
only if the scratch directory is located in a disk
volume that is too small for scanning operations.
To specify a new scratch directory, choose
Other Directory... from the menu.
The Correction Menu
The Correction Menu lets you use the Advanced
Image Correction (AIC) features of ScanWizard
5. The commands in the Correction menu
correspond to the AIC buttons in the Settings
window.
For more information, see the section of the
manual on Advanced Image Correction.
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The Toolbar
Scan Frame
Zoom
Pane
Info Window
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Scan Frame tool
The Scan Frame tool lets you select the area to be scanned or prescanned in high resolution. You
can have multiple scan frames, but only one scan frame can be current at a time; the current scan
frame is indicated by a flashing marquee. Multiple scan frames can be more easily distinguished if
you turn on the Smoked Glass Background command (in the Preferences menu).
Scan Frame tool
To use the Scan Frame tool:
1. Click the Scan Frame tool.
2. Move the pointer (now a crossbar) to the
Overview image, and draw a frame enclosing the area to be selected. When you release
the mouse, a flashing marquee will indicate
the scan frame. To create multiple scan
frames, hold down the Shift key and drag the
mouse.
Resize the
frame by
dragging
3. To resize the scan frame, drag a corner of the
scan frame and resize to the desired area you
want.
4. To change the position of the scan frame,
drag inside the scan frame and move to a
new location
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Zoom tool
The Zoom tool lets you zoom in (magnify) and
zoom out (reduce) your view of the image. Only
your view of the preview image is changed; the
actual size of the image remains unaffected.
Each click of the zoom tool magnifies or
reduces by a factor of 2. Thus, the magnification
levels increase from 100% to 200%, to 400%,
and to the maximum 800%. When you reach the
maximum magnification factor, the center of the
Zoom tool will appear empty.
To zoom out (reduce), hold down the Option
key and with the Zoom tool selected, click the
image. A minus sign will be in the middle of the
lens to indicate the image is being zoomed out.
Original image
To use the Zoom tool:
1. Click the Zoom tool.
2. Place the pointer — now a lens with a plus
sign inside it — on the image and click. To
reduce the view, hold down the Option key
(the Zoom tool changing to show a minus
sign inside it), and click again.
View enlarged with
Zoom tool
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Pane tool
The Pane tool lets you scroll through an
overview or prescan image, allowing you to
move parts of the image into view quickly
without using the scroll bars.
You can use the Pane tool for scrolling through
zoomed-in images that were enlarged through
the Zoom tool, or for scrolling through parts of
an image not included completely within the
frame of the preview window.
To use the Pane tool:
1. Click the Pane tool.
2. Move the pointer (now in the form of a hand)
to the image. Hold down the mouse and
move the Panel tool left, right, up, or down,
and you will see portions of the image come
into view.
Original image
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Info Window tool
The Info Window tool creates Info Window, which are used to isolate and identify precise colors in
a given image, providing a visible and retrievable record of color values. With the use of this tool,
ScanWizard 5 lets you pinpoint the color on the image, showing you the original or “Before”
values, as well as the corrected or “After” values following the application of image adjustment
controls.
The Info Window tool is useful especially if you are making color adjustments based on known
mathematical values, as the displayed color information provides a basis for knowing how close or
accurate are the color changes that have been made.
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This is the portion of the image on
your curor.
2
The sample size selection.
3
The RGB values. The left hand of the
fraction shows the "before" color
value, while the right hand of the
fraction shows the "after" color value.
4
The color strip shows the color
selected by the Info Window tool.
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You can also change the sample size of the Info
Window tool and specify whether you are
sampling a 1x1 pixel area, 2x2, and so forth.
The sample size is changed in the Information
window.
To change the sample size of the Info Window
tool:
1. Open the Information window by choosing
the Show Info Window command in the View
menu.
2. Click the Sample Size button, located to the
right of the RGB values in the Information
window.
3. Choose your options.
• Select Value or Percent to determine how
the pixel information will be displayed.
•
Select the sample size. For instance, the 1
by 1 option will display the value of one
pixel — the one in the middle of the
Sample Display area. The 3 by 3 option
reads the average value of an area that is
3x3 pixels.
For more information on this subject, see the
section on The Information Window.
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Overview, Prescan, and Scan
The Overview button previews the
image in the scan bed.
By default, the entire scan bed is previewed
when you click the Overview button. To change
the area to be previewed, specify the dimensions
in the Overview Setup command (in the
Preferences menu).
The Prescan button previews in
high resolution the area selected
by the scan frame tool. Multiple prescans can be
done if you have selected several scan jobs.
Options governing the prescan function can be
found in the Prescan Setup command in the
Preferences menu.
The Scan button scans the images
in your scanner and delivers the
images to your image-editing
software. The images that are scanned are the
scan jobs that have been checked in the Scan
Job window.
Note: If the Retain Scan Module After Scan
option (in the Preferences menu) is checked, you
will need to exit ScanWizard 5 to see the
scanned image in your image-editing software.
To obtain multiple prescan images:
1. Define your scan jobs in the scan job
window (see the scan job window section for
more details).
2. To select multiple scan jobs, press the Shift
key and click on the jobs to be selected in the
Scan Job or Preview window.
3. Click the Prescan button in the Preview
window. Multiple prescans are created in the
process, corresponding to the number of scan
jobs defined, and you can then switch among
the various prescan images.
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Rulers
Unit of Measurement
The rulers on the top and left sides of the
Preview window help you with measurement
and alignment, marking off measurement
according to the selected unit (inch, pica, pixel,
etc.).
The unit of measurement can be selected in two
ways:
• Through the Unit box in the Settings
window.
The rulers change when dimensions are altered
in the preview area of the Overview Setup
command (in the Preferences menu). For
example, if you change the preview area size
from 5" x 8" to 6" x 9", the rulers will change
accordingly.
•
Through the arrow at the corner where the
rulers meet in the Preview window.
The options for unit of measurement include
inch, centimeter, millimeter, point, and pixel.
The pixel option is dimmed if the selected
resolution unit is lpi.
Select unit of
measurement
here
Ruler
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The Settings Window
The Settings window contains the commands for outputting your scanned image and includes the
image-enhancement tools of the ScanWizard 5.
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Job: This shows the current scan job as
indicated by the Scan Job window and by
the selected image in the Preview window.
2
Type: This shows the image type of the
current scan job.
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Resolution: This lets you specify the
output resolution in your final scan.
4
Resolution list box: This provides
predefined resolution values for easier
selection of the resolution setting.
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Resolution unit: This provides the unit of
selection for resolution. Choose from ppi
and several lpi options.
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Scan Frame settings: These settings
(which include the Scan Frame width and
height edit boxes) represent the area on
the scan bed that you wish to scan.
Output settings: These settings (which
include the Output width and height edit
boxes) represent the dimensions of the
image when it is output to either a monitor
or printer.
Scaling: This lets you scale images,
creating larger or smaller images from the
original source image in the process. The
Scaling list box beside the scaling edit
box provides predefined scaling percentages.
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Image size: This shows the size of the file
when the image is scanned. The resulting
file size depends on the image type (color,
grayscale, etc); resolution; and dimensions of the image.
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Scan Frame options: These options
influence the behavior of the scan frame
relative to the overview image.
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Unit of measurement: This lets you choose
your desired unit of measurement, which
will then be reflected in the rulers
alongside the Preview window. Choose
from inch, cm, mm, point, or pixel.
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Transform: This lets you flip horizontally
or rotate the image in increments of 90
degrees.
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Advanced Image Correction (AIC)
controls: These controls let you adjust and
enhance the image, and image corrections
can be displayed in real time.
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Custom options: These allow you to add
or remove custom settings for each AIC
control.
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Reset: This button changes settings in the
Advanced Image Correction controls to
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Image Types
ScanWizard 5 allows direct scanning in the following color spaces described below. The desired
color space in ScanWizard 5 can be selected in the Type box in the Settings window.
RGB Color
RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) images use three
colors to reproduce up to 68.7 billion colors.
Because scanners and monitors are RGB
devices, the RGB color space is the most
commonly used space for capturing and
displaying images. ScanWizard 5 offers standard RGB and 48-bit RGB color selection, with
the 48-bit option available for the ScanMaker 5,
ScanMaker 2000, and other Microtek professional pre-press scanners.
RGB color: 622K
Web / Internet Colors
Grayscale
This mode is useful for
displaying images on the
Web or Internet. Output for
the Web / Internet color
mode in ScanWizard 5 is 8bit, 256 indexed color
images.
Grayscale images use
shades of gray to simulate
gradations of color or tonal
values, and contain 8 bits
per pixel. The Grayscale 16bit option is provided in
ScanWizard 5 for professional pre-press scanners.
Grayscale: 208K
Indexed color: 208K
Line Art
Black-and-White Diffusion
Line Art images are made up of one bit of color
(black or white) per pixel. Few editing options
are available in this mode, but this mode is
useful for images consisting purely of black and
white or even single colors, such as mechanical
drawings, blueprints, or fine-line illustrations.
This is a single-bit black-and-white image
dithered with error diffusion. The black and
white pixels are arranged in a way as to “fool”
the eye into seeing gray.
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256 Colors (Default) / 256 Colors (Custom)
These are single-channel images (8 bits per
pixel) that use a color lookup table containing
up to 256 colors. The file size is smaller for
images in this mode. As an initial setting,
selecting 256 Colors (Default) uses an Adaptive palette with Diffusion. If the 256 Colors
(Custom) option is selected, the dialog box
below appears.
Palette:
The Palette option lets you choose the method
for creating the color palette table. Uniform uses
a 6-6-6 fixed color palette table. Adaptive
(default) creates a color palette table from the
more commonly used areas of the color spectrum that appears in the image.
Dither:
The Dither option can improve the color quality
of the 256-indexed color image for photographs
or continuous-tone images, using a technique of
mixing available colors to simulate missing
colors. None provides no dithering. Pattern uses
a structured pattern to simulate missing colors.
Diffusion (default) uses the error diffusion
technique to dither colors and produces the best
quality for 256 colors.
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Resolution
Resolution is the sampling of image pixel per
measurement unit or the amount of pixel
information stored in an image. Together, the
image resolution and dimensions determine the
file size of the image, which is measured in
kilobytes (KB) or megabytes (MB).
The resolution of an image is important in
determining the quality of the output image.
Resolution is also directly related to file size,
and the higher the resolution, the larger the
resulting file size will be.
When dealing with resolution, remember to
distinguish between optical resolution and
interpolated resolution.
Optical resolution is the "real" resolution as
measured by the scanner's optics. Interpolated
resolution is software-enhanced resolution and
can be useful for enlarging very small images or
for printing line art to obtain superior results.
Resolution Unit
The unit of measurement for resolution is in ppi
(pixels per inch) or lpi (lines per inch). Lpi
settings are dimmed if the ruler unit is in pixels.
To select your resolution unit:
• Choose ppi if your scanned images are
intended for on-screen display; you do not
have to go higher than the target resolution
of your monitor (usually 72 dpi for
Macintosh and 96 dpi for Windows). A
higher resolution will simply increase the
file size of your image without any perceptive improvement in image quality.
•
Choose lpi if your scanned images are to be
printed. If you choose 1x, for instance, your
scanned image will be printed at 133 lines
per inch, resulting in a 133-dpi image. At
1.5x, the image will be printed at 199.5 dpi;
and at 2x, the image will be printed at 266
dpi. The Custom option allows you to set an
lpi value of your own specification.
In choosing an appropriate lpi value, keep
in mind that if the resolution is too low,
pixelization of the image results, in which
the Postcript language uses a single pixel's
color values to create more than one
halftone dot. If the resolution is too high,
the file size becomes unwieldy and your file
ends up containing more information than
the printer needs, slowing down the printing
process.
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Scan Frame, Scaling, Output, and Transform
The input / output dimensions of your image are controlled by the Scan Frame Settings, Scaling,
and the Output Settings. Together with the Scan Frame options, these fields allow to you control
with precision the size of the image to be scanned or output.
The edit boxes for Scan
Frame settings, Scaling,
and Output settings.
Transform or flip an
image in 90˚
increments
Scan Frame
options
In the default settings of ScanWizard 5, where none of the Scan Frame options are checked, take
note of the following:
• Changing the Scan Frame settings (width or height) will change the Output settings (width or
height).
•
Changing the Scaling will change the Output settings (width AND height).
•
Changing the Output settings (width or height) will change the Scan Frame settings (width or
height).
Scan Frame settings
Scaling
The Scan Frame settings (width and height)
represent the area on the scan bed that you wish
to scan.
Scaling lets you create larger or smaller images
from the original source image. Take note of the
following:
To specify your settings, enter the dimensions
manually in the width and height edit boxes; or
use the Scan Frame tool to define or resize your
scan frame. Changes made in the Preview
window are automatically displayed in the Scan
Frame setting edit boxes.
•
Keep the scaling at 100% if you are outputting at the same size (e.g., a 4” x 5” original
to be output at the same size).
•
Reduce the scaling if you are outputting your
image at a smaller size (e.g., a 4” x 5”
original to be output to 2” x 2.5”). Increase
the scaling if outputting at a larger size.
To choose the scaling percentage, click the up/
down arrow next to the scaling box, or enter a
value in the scaling edit box.
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Output Settings
3.
Keep Proportion
When the Keep Proportion option is
checked, the width and height values of the
image are kept in proportion despite
changes made to either setting. This
preserves the aspect ratio of the image.
The Output settings (width and height) represent
the dimensions of the image when it is output (to
either monitor or printer). If the size of the image
to be output is different from the size of the
original source image, adjust the scaling percentage, or manually increase / decrease the output
values accordingly.
This option is automatically checked when
either “Fixed Scan Frame” or “Fixed
Output Size” is selected.
Scan Frame options
The Scan Frame options include Fixed Scan
Frame, Fixed Output Size, and Keep Proportion.
Unit of Measurement
1.
The unit of measurement lets you select the
desired unit (inch, cm, mm, point, pixel) for your
image dimensions.
Fixed Scan Frame
This option lets you lock in the settings of
your scan frame, so that the width and
height dimensions of the frame are always
preserved no matter where you move the
frame in your preview image.
If you know the exact input size for your
image, or if you wish to “lock” the settings
of your scan frame to a particular size, enter
the Scan Frame width and height values
first, then check Fixed Scan Frame. Your
scan frame will be “fixed” at those values,
so even if you move the scan frame around
the preview image, the dimensions of the
frame itself will remain unchanged.
2.
Important: Make sure you select the correct
unit of measurement before entering any of the
values for width or height in the Scan Frame
Settings or Output Settings.
Additional Notes
•
When none of the Scan Frame options are
checked, all five edit boxes are enabled,
allowing you to edit or enter values into any
of the boxes.
•
The Fixed Scan Frame and Fixed Output
Size options are mutually exclusive. This
means that only one of the options can be
checked at any time; checking another option
will automatically uncheck the other one.
•
When an illegal value is entered (e.g., the
input width exceeds the scan frame size), the
value will appear in red as a flag or warning
indicating an out-of-range value.
Fixed Output Size
When the Fixed Output Size option is
checked, the values specified for output
width and height remain unchanged. If any
of the input values are changed, the scaling
will be adjusted automatically to preserve
the output dimensions correctly.
If you know the exact output size for your
image, enter the output width and height
values first, then check Fixed Output Size.
The image will then be scanned and output
at the values you specify.
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Transform
The Transform command allows you to rotate
and / or flip the image in increments of 90
degrees.
The effects of the Transform command are seen
only after you click the Scan button and scan the
image in; the effects are not shown in the
Preview or Overview modes.
To use the Transform command,
1. Click on the Transform button in the
Settings window.
2.
From the options that appear, choose the
degree of rotation you wish.
3.
Click the Scan button in the Preview
window. When the image is scanned, it will
be rotated or transformed according to the
selected option.
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The Advanced Image Correction Tools
The Advanced Image Correction (AIC) tools are an integral part of ScanWizard 5 and include
several powerful mechanisms for adjusting or enhancing your images. These tools include White &
Black Points, Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, Color Correction, Filters, and Descreen. Take
note of the following:
1. To access an AIC tool, click a particular tool in the Settings window or choose its counterpart in
the Correction menu in the Preview window.
2. After clicking a tool, the AIC dialog box appears. The elements of the AIC dialog box are
explained in the next section.
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Note: For scanning in
negative mode, the
Descreen menu is
replaced by the Film
Type menu.
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Elements of the Advanced Image Corrrection screen
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Left Thumbnail: This shows the image
before enhancements are applied.
2
Right Thumbnail: This shows the image
after enhancements are applied. In the
example shown, the brightness and contrast
features of the image have been altered.
Updates to the image are shown in real time.
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Advanced Image Correction Tools (AIC):
These tools let adjust or enhance your
images. Click any tool in this area, and see
how the core of the AIC screen (#6) changes
to reflect the properties of that tool.
4
Preview option: If checked, changes or
enhancements are applied immediately to
the Preview window image (for both
Overview and Prescan images). If unchecked, changes are seen only after you
close the AIC dialog box
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Thumbnail option: If checked, the before
and after thumbnails are shown in the AIC
screen. You can choose to uncheck this
option and hide the thumbnails, since
changes can be previewed in the Preview
window. If unchecked, the screen collapses
to show only the lower portion of the dialog
box.
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Core of the AIC screen: This is the heart of
the AIC screen, and the content here
changes to reflect your selected AIC tool.
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Action Buttons: These carry out a specific
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The Action Buttons
The Action buttons in the AIC dialog box carry out a specific action. Details follow.
OK button
Reset button
This button applies to the current scan job
whatever image enhancements you have
performed, and then closes the AIC dialog box.
This button brings up the Reset dialog box,
where you can specify the settings to be reset by
checking the box next to the targeted settings. If
you click the Reset button, the settings are
restored to their default values; if you click the
Cancel button, the operation has no effect, and
the settings remain in force.
Example: If you increased brightness, changed
the saturation, and then clicked OK, all the
changes are applied, and you exit the AIC dialog
box.
Cancel button
This button cancels out all image-enhancement
changes you have made to the current scan job,
and then closes the AIC dialog box.
Example: If you applied filters, changed the
curve, and then clicked Cancel, none of the
changes will take effect, and you exit the AIC
dialog box.
Example: If you changed the tone curve and
brightness, then checked the brightness option
and clicked Reset, the brightness setting of the
scan job is restored to its default value. The
altered tone curve, however, remains in effect.
If you reset both tools, then both are restored to
default.
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Revert button
This button cancels out the changes that were
made with the current image-enhancement tool.
This means that if you used several AIC tools,
Revert cancels the effect of only the last used
(or current) tool, and preserves the effects of the
other preceding tools.
Example: If you changed the tone curve, applied
filters, changed brightness, then clicked Revert,
the brightness changes will be cancelled out, but
the altered tone curve and filters settings remain
in effect.
Add to Menu button
This button adds the settings you have performed to the menu in the Settings window, so
that you can retrieve and load the settings in the
future if necessary.
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White / Black Points
The histogram located in the White & Black points screen shows the total distribution of color data
before user corrections are applied. This tool lets you adjust the white and black point of the
scanned image. The white / black point controls which color value of the image to be scanned
appears as absolute white / black in the output image. Other color values are adjusted in a similar
manner.
For example, moving the black point indicator to the right in an image which contains very little
shadow data will allow more contrast in the highlight area of the image. Conversely, moving the
white point indicator to the left (to lower color values) in an image with very little highlight data
will allow more contrast in the shadow area of the image. This tool can be used either on all colors
at once or on individual color channels.
The White/Black Points screen is available for all color images types and grayscale images. The
channels are RGB or Gray.
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1 Histogram: The histogram is a graphic
representation of how all the pixels in an
image are distributed across brightness and
darkness levels. The darkest pixels are at the
left; the lightest pixels are at the right.
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The Percent value is the percentage of
all pixels in the image where color
value is less than or equal to the input
value. For example, if Percent is 15%
and Input value is 2, it means that 15%
of all pixels in the image have a value
of 2 or less.
A histogram skewed heavily to the left
indicates that the image has many more dark
6 Pickers: The Pickers can be used instead of
pixels than light. Conversely, a histogram
the sliders to set the Black and White points,
skewed heavily to the right will indicate a
based on color values in the preview image.
light image as it has more light pixels than
The Picker on the left sets the Black point;
dark. The height of the histogram indicates the
the Picker on the right sets the White point.
number of pixels at that point in the histogram.
• To set the White point: Click the Picker
2 Sliders: The sliders are used to adjust the
on the right, then click on the preview
Black and White points of the image. The
image to define the reference point.
values of the black and white points are
• To set the Black point: Click the Picker
reflected in the edit boxes below.
on the left, then click on the preview
3 Auto: The Auto button automatically judges
the darkest and whitest points and clips
excessive black or white points. The clipping
percentage of the white/black points is
accessible by clicking the Setup button.
4 Channel: The channel button lets you control
the shadow and highlight settings for a
particular color channel (red, green, or blue),
or for the Master channel (red, green, and blue
simultaneously). For CMYK images, the
channel selections are cyan, magenta, yellow
and black (for K).
image to define the reference point.
7 Setup: This button provides you with
advanced controls for setting the white/
black clipping points, as well as for determining the output levels for the white/black
points on your printer.
For more information on how to use the
options in the dialog box, see the section
"White/Black Point Setup" under The
Preferences Menu section of the manual.
5 Input, Count, Percent: These figures provide
information about the histogram. The figures
will appear only when the cursor is on the
histogram or if a slider is being moved.
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The Input value indicates the color value
of the data displayed in the histogram.
•
The Count value indicates the number of
pixels at the Input value. If Input value is
2 and Count value is 1300, then there are
1300 pixels in the image at the Input
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To use the White & Black Point tool:
1. Choose the Channel in which the histogram
will be modified.
• If your Image Type is RGB, select
Master to modify the tone curve in the
red, green, and blue color channels of the
image simultaneously; or select the color
channels individually (red, green, blue)
to modify that particular color channel.
•
If your Image Type is Grayscale, only
the Gray channel is available for
selection.
2. Move the black and white sliders to new
points on the histogram.
• Moving the black slider to the right will
yield more contrast in the highlight areas
of the image, so that more detail emerges
in the highlight areas.
•
Moving the white slider to the left will
yield more contrast in the shadow areas
of the image, so that more detail emerges
in the shadow areas.
Another alternative is to simply click the
Auto button, so that the dynamic range for
the image is determined automatically.
3. When the changes are done, click OK. For
more details on the effects of the other action
buttons, see the section The Action Buttons.
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Tone Curve
The Tone Curve tool lets you adjust the tonal range of an image. However, instead of making
adjustments using just three variables (highlights, shadows, and midtones), you can adjust any point
along the 0-to-255 scale (for 8-bit images; 0-to 4096 scale for 12-bit images). The Tone Curve tool
applies to grayscale and all color images and is not available for line art or halftone scan modes.
How to Read the Curve
The Curve shows the relationship of the
brightness changes across the middle pixels
between the resulting image and the original.
When you open the Curves dialog box, the
line on the graph is diagonal because the
Input and Output values are the same.
When the curve is moved up or down, the
relationship between input value and output
value changes accordingly.
•
In areas where the curve is moved down,
pixels in that portion of the image are
darkened.
•
In areas where the curve is moved up,
pixels in that portion of the image are
lightened.
Original curve
Contrast in an image can be seen by the
angle of the line. The steeper the slope, the
higher the contrast. The closer the line is to
horizontal, the lower the contrast.
Modified curve
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How to Use the Tone Curve
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3
4
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7
1 Curve: The Curve is a graphic representation
of the tone curve showing scanner input
from dark on the left to light on the right.
4 Input, Output, Zoom:
•
Input shows the horizontal value of
wherever the cursor is inside the curve,
reflecting the scanner's full depth. The
example above shows the cursor pointing
to the middle of the curve and having a
value of 1696 on the 0-to-4095 pixel scale,
for a 36-bit scanner like the ScanMaker 5.
For 24-bit scanners, the pixel range is
from 0 to 255.
•
Output shows the vertical value of
wherever the cursor is inside the curve,
reflecting the scanner's full depth. The
example above shows the cursor pointing
to the exact middle of the curve, with a
value of 1973.
•
Zoom indicates the magnification level of
the curve box. At 100% zoom, the curve is
seen in its entirety. Using the zoom frame
tool (discussed below) to magnifiy the
curve will zoom in or enlarge your view of
the curve, resulting in a higher zoom
percentage.
2 Method: The Method sets the kind of curve
you wish to have. Select from Line, Curve,
or Gamma.
Line
Curve
Gamma
3 Channel: The Channel allows you to choose
the color or gray channel in which the
gamma will be affected.
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5 Curve Tools: The Curve Tools let you
modify the curve. The tools are the curve
pointer, the curve zoom frame, and the curve
pane.
Pointer
Zoom
Frame
Pane
Use the Curve Pointer tool to
define points in the curve that will
be modified. When you click on
any point in the curve, a black
handle appears to mark your
position. To remove the handle,
drag it off the graph.
Use the Curve Zoom Frame tool to
zoom in and out on a particular
point in the curve. Once the area is
zoomed in, you can then use the
Curve Pointer tool to define new
points for better precision. This is
particularly useful for working
with 12-bit images, as more detail
can be seen in such images. The
zoom level can be seen in the
Zoom field. To zoom out, use
Option-click.
To use the Tone Curve tool:
1. Choose the Channel in which the curve will
be modified.
• If your Image Type is RGB, select
Master to modify the tone curve in the
red, green, and blue color channels of the
image simultaneously; or select the color
channels individually (red, green, blue)
to modify that particular color channel.
•
If your Image Type is Grayscale, only
the Gray channel is available for
selection.
2. Choose the Method in which the curve will
be modified. Select from Line, Curve, or
Gamma.
3. Click the Curve Pointer tool, then click on
the gamma curve to define the points where
the curve will be modified. You can then
either raise or lower the curve at that point
and see changes to the image accordingly.
4. When the changes are done, click OK. For
more details on the effects of the other action
buttons, see the section The Action Buttons.
Use the Curve Pane tool to scroll
5. To save a curve, click the Save button. To
through the curve if the curve has
load a previously saved curve, click the Load
been zoomed in. This curve tool can
button and specify the curve setting to be
be used only if the curve has been
loaded.
zoomed in with the Curve Zoom
Frame button (above). Otherwise,
the Curve Panel tool will be
dimmed.
6 Load: The Load button lets you load a
previously saved tone curve for use with
another image. Photoshop-saved curves can
also be loaded.
7 Save: The Save button lets you save a tone
curve together with its settings so that the
curve can be used in the future if necessary.
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Brightness & Contrast
The Brightness & Contrast tool lets you control the brightness and contrast levels of the entire
image. Increasing the brightness makes all tones in the image lighter. Contrast, on the other hand, is
the range between the darkest and lightest shades in the image, and increasing the contrast makes
greater separation between the darkest and lightest areas of the image.
Note: Individual channel adjustments for brightness and contrast are not supported. For RGB color
images, the same effect applies to all channels.
To use the Brightness & Contrast tool:
Drag the scroll bar on the Brightness or Contrast control to change the settings. Take note of the
following:
•
Too much brightness can make an image look washed out, while too little brightness will make
the image look dark.
•
Too much contrast will make an image look like a photocopy of a picture, with little or no gray
shades left. Too little contrastwill make the colors in the image look dull and flat.
Brightness and
Contrast slider
controls
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Threshold (for Line Art images)
For Line Art images, the Brightness & Contrast screen becomes the Threshold setting, and the
Threshold dialog box appears instead.
Threshold is the dividing line between black and white; the range is 0 to 255, and the default is 128.
Thus, gray levels below the Threshold are converted to black, while gray levels equal to or above
the Threshold are converted to white, resulting in a high-contrast, black-and-white representation of
the image.
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1
2
To use the Threshold feature:
1. Drag the sliders to change the Threshold.
• To darken the original, drag the slider to
the right. This increases the Threshold
value so that more pixels are turned to
black, resulting in a darker image.
2. Alternatively, you can enter a value in the
Threshold edit box to change the Threshold.
3. The Sharpen option lets you sharpen the Line
Art image.
• To lighten the original, drag the slider to
the left. This lowers the Threshold value
so that more pixels are turned to white,
resulting in a lighter image.
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Color Correction
The Color Correction tool changes the hue and saturation of an image. You can also add a color cast
to an image by simply moving the pointer to a particular place on the Wheel, or you can remove an
unwanted color cast by moving the pointer to a complementary color to balance out the tones. For
instance, to remove a greenish cast from your image, move the pointer in the Wheel to the "red"
portion to neutralize the greenish hue of the image. The Color Correction tool is available only for
RGB and indexed color images.
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3
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1 Color Wheel: The Color Wheel allows you
to add or remove a color cast from an image.
2 Angle: This shows the angle of the pointer on
the Color Wheel as measured in degrees, and
a value can also be entered directly in the
edit box to move the cursor to any point in
the Wheel.
Example: 0˚ corresponds to the color red on
the Wheel, 60˚ to the color yellow, 120˚ to
the color green, 180˚ to the color cyan, 240˚
to the color blue, and 300˚ to the color
magenta.
3 Radius: This field shows the amount of shift
towards a particular color and works in
tandem with the Angle field. The Radius
range extends from 0 located at the center of
the Color Wheel and indicating the least
concentration of color, to 1, located at the
periphery of the Wheel and indicating the
greatest concentration of color.
Example: If your angle is 0˚ (red on the
Color Wheel) and the radius is 1, this results
in an intense reddish cast on the entire
image.
The Angle-Radius feature works differently
from that of the Saturation bar, which
increases the saturation of all hues in the
image without tending towards any particular color cast.
4 Picker: The Picker lets you pick a known
neutral gray shade in your image and adjusts
it to a closer, truer gray. The grays in an
image may have a particular color cast
which can be verified through the color
information in the Information window. A
gray that tends towards a reddish tint, for
instance, will have its R value skewed higher
than the G and B values. By using the Picker
on a gray area, the gray is adjusted so that
the RGB values become approximately
equal.
5 Saturation bar: This lets you change the
intensity of the hues (colors) in your image.
Use Saturation selectively, because increasing saturation will increase the intensity of
all hues in the image.
To use the Color Wheel:
1. To change the hue of an image, move the
pointer in the color wheel to its new color
position in the wheel.
2. To change the saturation of an image, drag
on the saturation bar. Dragging the scroll bar
to the left decreases saturation; dragging it to
the right increases saturation.
3. Use the Angle, Radius, and Picker as
necessary.
4. Click an action button. For more details, see
the section The Action buttons.
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Filters
The Filters tool lets you apply or create special effects to your images. The filters include Blur, Blur
More, Sharpen, Sharpen More, Edge Enhancement, Emboss, Unsharp Masking, and Gaussian Blur.
In using the Filters tool, keep in mind that the image you obtain in the preview window may differ
from the way the image appears when you finally scan it in. The appearance of the image in the
preview window and how it is affected by a filter will depend on the resolution of the image. The
higher the resolution, the less obvious the effect of certain filters (such as Blur).
To use the Filters:
Click the Filter box, and from the drop-down menu that appears, select the filter to be used
Filter box
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Blur filters
Sharpen filters
The Blur filters eliminate noise in the parts of
the image where significant color transitions
occur. These filters decrease the contrast
between adjacent pixels, making the image
appear hazy and out of focus.
The Sharpen filters do the opposite of the Blur
filters and increase the contrast of adjacent
pixels, making images appear sharper and more
focused.
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Blur smooths out the transitions by lightening pixels next to the hard edges of defined
lines and shaded areas.
•
Blur More produces an effect three or four
times stronger than Blur.
Both Sharpen and Sharpen More filters improve
clarity, with the Sharpen More filter having a
stronger sharpening effect than the Sharpen
filter.
Original
Sharpen
Blur
Original
Sharpen More
Blur More
Emboss filter
Edge Enhancement filter
The Edge Enhancement filter gives greater
contrast to edges. The filter can do this because
edges are areas in an image where gray or color
levels change abruptly. It is best to use this tool
for improving geometrical contoured shapes.
The Emboss filter makes a selection appear
raised or stamped by suppressing the color
within the selection and then tracing its edges
with black.
Original
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Emboss
Descreen
The Descreen tool lets you remove moiré patterns in the scan process. Moirés occur when you scan
a screened original (mostly reflective materials, such as pictures from a newspaper or magazine),
and these patterns appear to the naked eye like a series of cross-hatching lines, as shown in the
example below.
To use Descreen:
1. Click the Descreen tool.
2. When the Descreen dialog box comes up, enter a value that best corresponds to the dot quality
of the original in which the moiré is to be removed. You may use a screen finder to measure the
print screen lpi. Please contact your local print shop for more information on how to obtain a
screen finder.
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Set a value from 50 to 85 if the original image has a coarse dot pattern, as in images taken
from a newspaper.
•
Set a value from 100 to 133 if the original image has a fine dot pattern, as in images taken
from a magazine.
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Set a value from 200 to 250 if the original image has a very fine dot pattern with a nearphotographic quality, as in images taken from a high-quality art magazine.
Before Descreen
After Descreen
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Custom Settings
You can also create custom settings in each Advanced Image Correction control, and then add them
to the Settings window menus for quick access to those settings.
To create a custom setting:
To remove a custom setting:
1.
1.
Choose the desired AIC control (e.g., W&B
Points, etc.) in the Settings window, and
select Custom from the drop-down menu on
the right side.
Choose the desired AIC control in the
Settings window, and select Remove Custom
Setting from the drop-down menu on the
right side.
2. When a dialog box appears, highlight the
custom setting to be removed, then click the
Remove button. The custom setting is
deleted from the menu.
Note: To delete the custom setting, you
MUST click the Remove button (not just
select and click OK).
3.
Click OK to close the dialog box.
Custom
drop-down
menu
2. When the AIC dialog box for the selected
control comes up, adjust the setting the way
you want it, then click the Add to Menu
button at the bottom of the dialog box.
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The Information Window
The Information window provides information on the cursor
and the preview image. It also allows you to change zoom
levels directly, in much the same way like using the Magnifying Lens tool in the Preview window.
The Information window is a "floating window" and does not
appear when you start up the scanning software. To display
the information window, click on the Show Info window
command in the View menu (in the Preview window).
Elements of the Information window
1
The Zoom Level Display shows the
magnification levels possible — from 100% to
a maximum 1600% view.
2
The Cursor Locator shows where the cursor
is on the coordinates along the x (horizontal)
and y (vertical) axis, based on the unit of
measurement selected for the rulers.
3
The Color Meter Display indicates the values
of the red, green, and blue (RGB) color
channels of that part of the image to where the
cursor is pointing. The numbers represent the
values in the 0-to-255 pixel range.
4
The Sample Size button lets you choose
how extensively the color information will be
read — whether it will apply to a single pixel
or an averaged area.
5
The Pixel Display shows the pixel and color
information of the image part where the
cursor is resting.
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Using the Zoom Level Display
The Zoom Level Display magnifies your view of an image,
much like the Magnifying Lens tool in the Preview Window.
The magnification factor in both Zoom Level Display and the
Magnifying Lens tool is by a factor of 2. Thus, the magnification levels increase from 100% to 200%, to 400%, to 800%
and to the maximum 1600%.
To use the Zoom Level Display:
Click on the Zoom Level box. From the drop-down menu that
appears, select your zoom or magnification level.
Click here to
display the dropdown menu, and
then select your
zoom level.
Using the Cursor Locator
The Cursor Locator shows you where the cursor is on the x
(horizontal) and y (vertical) coordinates of the axis. This
feature is useful for operations that require very precise
measurements and alignment.
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Using the Color Meter Display
The Color Meter Display is useful if you wish to adjust the
shadow and highlight points of an image.
As you pass over a point in the image, the Color Meter
Display will show the appropriate RGB values of that point in
the image. The significance of the numbers is explained
below.
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There are two numbers shown in the Color Meter
Display. The first number represents the raw color data
taken by the scanner; the second number represents the
resulting value after color correction or image enhancement is applied to the image.
•
The values can be anywhere from 0 to 255, with 0 as the
black point, 255 as pure white, and all other values in
between corresponding to shades from black to white.
•
The values as a whole represent color information for the
sample size selected in the Sample Size button (discussed
below). For instance, if you chose 3 x 3 as your sample
size and your R value reads 23, that shows your red value
of 23 is the average of a 3-pixel by 3-pixel area.
The numbers can
be from 0 to 255,
with 0 as the black
point, 255 as
white, and all
values in between
corresponding to
shades from black
to white.
The first number is
raw color data; the
second number is
color data following
enhancement or
modification.
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Pixel-value information is useful especially if you are making
color corrections based on color values. Knowing this, you
can modify the shadow and highlight points of an image, then
come back to the same point in the image, and verify through
the Color Meter Display that the RGB values have indeed
changed.
The Color Meter Display can also be used in conjunction with
the Color Picker tool. For more details, see the Color Picker
topic in the Preview Window section of the Reference.
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Using the Sample Size button
The Sample Size button provides options for choosing how
extensively the color information will be read — whether the
color information will apply to a pixel, a 2-pixel by 2-pixel
area, or a wider expanse (maximum 5-pixel by 5-pixel area).
When you click on the Sample Size button, the drop-down
menu below appears:
Determines how the numbers in
the Color Meter Display are
shown — in absolute values or
in percentages
Determines the size of the
sampling area
Value and Percent
• If you choose Value, the numbers in the Color Meter
Display represent the values in the 0-to-255 pixel scale. For
instance, an R value of 23 indicates that the sampling size
selected has a red color value of 23. Value is calculated by
multiplying the percentage by the constant 255 (value =
255 x percent).
• If you choose Percent, the numbers represent the percentage of the maximum intensity of the pixel. For instance, a
G value of 35% indicates that the sampling size selected
has a green color value to be 35 percent intense (out of 100
percent). Percent is calculated by dividing the constant 255
by the value (percent = 255 ÷ value).
Numbers
here are in
Values
Numbers
here are in
Percentages
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Sample Size Options
This determines the expanse of color information to be made
available. For instance, if you choose 5 x 5 as your sample
area, this means your RGB values will represent color
information for a 5-pixel by 5-pixel area. If you choose 1 x 1,
the color information pertains to a single pixel — the one in
the middle of the Pixel Display.
The 1 x 1 sample size means
the RGB numbers represent the
color value of a single pixel —
the one in the middle of the
Pixel Display.
Pixel
Display
The 5 x 5 sample size means
the RGB numbers represent
the average value of a 5-pixel
by 5-pixel area. This would
include the whole of the Pixel
Display (which is 5 pixels long
and 5 pixels wide).
Using the Pixel Display
The Pixel Display helps you see how color pixels are organized and distributed. The display can then help you make an
informed judgment on how best to modify image characteristics such as shadows and highlights, and also allow you to
verify any changes that are made.
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Using the Scan Job Window
The Scan Job window is a floating window that shows your scan jobs. By definition, a scan job
contains the following elements: a set of scanning parameters (shown in the Settings window); a scan
frame (shown in the Preview window); and a scan job item (shown in the Scan Job window).
Note: If the Scan Job window is closed, go to the View menu in the Preview window, and choose the
Show Scan Job window command.
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1 Menu for changing image type: To change
the image type, click on the arrow to the left
of the thumbnail and select the new image
type from the drop-down list that appears.
2 Thumbnail of prescan image: A thumbnail
appears for the selected scan job after you
click the Prescan button in the Preview
window and perform a prescan for the scan
job.
3 Checked scan job: Checked scan jobs are the
ones that are scanned when you click the
Scan button in the Preview window. The
check box is a toggle for checking /
unchecking a scan job. To check a box, you
can either click on the check box or use the
Check button at the bottom of the Scan Job
window.
4 Up / down arrows: These arrows let you
change the order of scan jobs in the window.
You can also move a scan job up and down
the list by simply highlight the selected scan
job and dragging it to its intended place and
order in the window.
6 The current scan job is indicated by boldface
type; there can only be one current scan job.
In this example, “Three girls” is the selected
scan job. The current scan job is also shown
in the Job box of the Settings window.
7 Title: The title of each scan job is shown. To
edit a scan job title, highlight the scan job
and hold down the mouse at the job title for a
second or two. The title will be ready for
editing, and simply type over the new name.
If you wish, you may exit ScanWizard 5 and
edit the scan job file directly in the Finder.
8 Image size: This is the image size of the
scan job.
9 Function buttons: These buttons perform a
specific action on the selected scan job. The
Duplicate, Delete, and Check buttons can be
used on multiple selected scan jobs. The
New and Load / Save button can be used on
only one selected scan job.
5 The selected scan job is the highlighted item.
You can have multiple selected scan jobs,
which may or may not include the current
scan job. In this example, “Festival” is the
selected scan job, and clicking on a function
button (#9) will have the effect of that button
performed on the selected scan job.
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Multiple Job Selections
The function buttons at the bottom of the Scan
Job window can be used for multiple job
selections. The New and Load / Save button can
be used on only one selected scan job. The
Duplicate, Delete, and Check buttons can be
used, however, on multiple selected scan jobs.
For example, you can select multiple scan jobs,
and then click the Delete button to remove all
the jobs simultaneously.
To select multiple scan jobs, press the Shift key
and click on the jobs to be selected.
Adding a New Scan Job
1.
Click the New button.
2. When a text box appears, accept the default
name or enter a name for the new scan job.
3.
Define the scan frame in the Preview
window for the new scan job.
4.
In the Settings window, specify the settings
for the new scan job.
With the creation of a new scan job, the new
scan job becomes the current scan job.
Duplicating a Scan Job
1.
From the list of scan jobs available, select
the scan job(s) to be duplicated
2.
Click the Duplicate button. The selected
scan job(s) will be duplicated. The Duplicate function is very useful when scanning
several images at the same settings.
Removing a Scan Job
To delete a scan job, highlight the scan job to be
removed, then click the Delete button.
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Loading and Saving Scan Job Templates
This feature lets you save scan jobs that can be loaded at a later time when necessary. The idea of
saving and loading scan jobs has important applications, especially for scanners with different
templates or “trays”. Saving / loading scan jobs is also useful if you consistently work in a specific
format, scan the same kind of images, or if the scanner is used by several users who have their own
sets of jobs.
If your scanner has several trays, for instance, you may wish to create a scan job for each “tray”—
for example, one for your 4”x5” transparencies and another for your 35mm positives. You can also
create scan jobs to fit the needs of your users, with User A having Scan Job Folder 1 for example, and
User B having Scan Job Folder 2.
In addition, you may use this feature along with the ScanWizard 5 Context to increase the flexibility
of your scanning and create different scanning possibilities.
To use the Load / Save feature:
1. Click the Load / Save button in the Scan Job window.
2. When a dialog box appears, go to the folder of your choice. The sample dialog box below shows
the following:
• The left-hand side of the dialog box shows your scan job folders in the Finder. In this example, a folder called Scan Job Manager contains two folders —35mm positives and 4x5
transparencies.
• On the right-hand side of the dialog box are your current scan jobs in the queue — Scan Job 1
and Scan Job 2.
New folder
Your current
scan jobs
Scan Job
folders
Note: If you click the
OK button and there are
no scan jobs on the
right-hand side, a dialog
box will appear. You will
then be asked if you
wish ScanWizard 5 to
automatically create a
scan job with default
settings for you.
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To add the scan job template to the scan
job list:
1. Select the folder on the left-hand side, and
double-click it to open the folder.
2. Click the Add button to add highlighted or
selected templates, or click the Add All
button to add all the scan job templates in the
folder.
Note: You may also add individual scan jobs to
the scan job list.
To save scan jobs as a template:
1. Select a folder on the left-hand side, and
double-click the folder to open the folder.
2. Highlight the scan job to be saved on the
right-hand side.
3. Click the Save button in the middle column
of the dialog box. The selected scan job is
saved as a template to your selected folder.
To remove scan job(s) from the queue:
1. Highlight the scan job(s) to be removed on
the right side of the dialog box.
2. Click the Remove or Remove All button at the
bottom of the dialog box.
To close the dialog box: Click the OK button at
the bottom of the dialog box.
If you remove all scan jobs in the queue and
close the dialog box, you will be informed that a
default scan will be automatically created, or
you will return to the dialog box for manually
adding at least one scan job. This is because
there should always be at least one scan job in
ScanWizard 5.
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Appendix A: Color Matching for Advanced Users
This section contains important information on further steps you need to take to achieve color
matching across your devices. The procedures to be performed include monitor calibration and how
to set up ScanWizard 5 with the Apple ColorSync™ system and the Adobe Photoshop software.
Some recommendations are also given in order to achieve color matching across devices. For more
detailed information on the ColorSync or Adobe Photoshop functions covered in this section, refer
to the respective user guides of those programs.
Calibrating your monitor
Proper monitor calibration is important for achieving higher precision in color matching. Monitor
ICC profiles may be created specifically for your monitor by calibrating your monitor through the
following utilities:
• ColorSync 2.5 Monitors & Sound Control Panel Calibration function
• Adobe Gamma utility, from Adobe Photoshop 5.0
• Any third-party calibration programs or hardware calibrator
Setting up the System (Monitor) Profile using ColorSync
ColorSync is Apple’s industry-standard color matching system. The notes below pertain to configuring ColorSync to ensure that it works properly with ScanWizard 5.
If you have ColorSync 2.1.2 or earlier, do the
following:
1. In the ColorSync System Profile control
panel, select your desired System Profile
settings.
If you have ColorSync 2.5, do the following in
the exact order below:
1. Open the Monitors & Sound control panel to
select your desired profile in the Monitor
Profile list box.
2. In the Monitors & Sound control panel, set
the Gamma to “Uncorrected Gamma”.
2. Open the ColorSync Control Panel to verify
the desired monitor profile as the System
Profile.
In addition, make sure you disable or remove
any utilities or third-party control panels that
alter monitor display. Your System Profile is the
profile describing the monitor you are using.
The settings in these two control panels should
be the same. If you select a profile in Monitors
& Sound, your ColorSync System Profile will
change accordingly.
In addition, make sure you disable or remove
any utilities or third-party control panels that
alter monitor display.
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Using Adobe Photoshop 5.0
A. Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Setup:
1. In the File / Color Settings / RGB Setup
dialog box, select your desired RGB
workspace.
2. Check and enable the Display using Monitor
Compensation check box.
3. Make sure that the selected RGB workspace
in Photoshop matches ScanWizard 5’s RGB
Destination selection. This way, the scanned
images shown in Photoshop will match the
preview image that was shown in
ScanWizard 5. Do not change your monitor
profile (i.e., ColorSync System Profile) in
the middle of operating ScanWizard 5. If you
want to change the monitor profile, do it
after exiting ScanWizard 5.
4. The same principle above applies to CMYK
images: Make sure that the settings in the
CMYK Setup in Photoshop 5.0 match the
CMYK Destination in the CMS Setup in
ScanWizard 5.
Take note that it is not desirable to scan in
raw data and then perform ColorSync data
conversion using the ColorSync plug-in or
the Image / Mode / Profile to Profile...
conversion in Photoshop 5.0.
Note:
Since Photoshop 5.0 allows users to customize
their own color space as well as select from a
few built-in color spaces (such as sRGB, Apple
RGB, CIE RGB, etc.), you may click “Save” in
the RGB Setup dialog box to save the current
Photoshop RGB workspace as an ICC
ColorSync profile. The saved profile can then be
selected in ScanWizard 5.
ScanWizard 5’s RGB Destination pop-up menu
(where the profile information string is shown).
For example, if you save “Photoshop sRGB” as
a profile, it will appear as “sRGB IEC619662.1” in ScanWizard 5’s pop-up menu. If you are
not sure about the profile you want, click the
“Load” button to load the profile by file name
directly.
For more information on Photoshop’s color
management features, visit Adobe’s site on the
Internet http://www.Adobe.com.
B. ScanWizard 5 Setup:
1. Go to the Preferences / CMS Setup dialog
box. Check and see that the monitor selection is the same as that in the ColorSync
System Profile selection (your current
monitor setup). If you need to change your
monitor, do this in the ColorSync Control
Panel.
2. Make sure that the Display using monitor
compensation check box is checked.
3. For both RGB and CMYK destination
settings, select your desired profiles. These
selections specify ScanWizard 5’s output
color space for RGB and CMYK images,
respectively.
4. Make sure the RGB / CMYK destination
setting matches Photoshop 5.0’s RGB
Setting / CMYK Setting in the RGB Setup /
CMYK Setup dialog box, respectively.
5. To enable RGB color matching, make sure
the RGB Color Matching check box is
checked. Otherwise, raw RGB image data
will be scanned.
Take note that when you save the Photoshop
RGB profile, the file name you specify may not
be the same as the profile selection you see in
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Using Adobe Photoshop 4.0
A. Adobe Photoshop 4.0 Setup:
Additional Notes
Photoshop 4.0 does not have color-management
capabilities for RGB images. In Photoshop 4.0,
RGB data is simply “dumped” or transferred to
the monitor. As a result, the colors may appear
to be different in Photoshop 4.0 compared to
ScanWizard 5, regardless of the ColorSync
version that you are using.
These additional notes pertain to the use of the
Batch Scan feature of ScanWizard 5.
To display colors consistently on both
Photoshop 4.0 and ScanWizard 5, make sure
that the “Display using monitor compensation”
check box is NOT checked in the CMS Setup
dialog box in ScanWizard 5.
B. ScanWizard 5 Setup:
1. Go to the Preferences / CMS Setup dialog
box. Check and see that the monitor selection is the same as that in the ColorSync
System Profile selection (your current
monitor setup). If you need to change your
monitor, do this in the ColorSync Control
Panel.
When creating your batch command, you need
to make sure that the color space where images
will be output is set up correctly in ScanWizard
5’s CMS Setup dialog box.
After images are scanned, saved as files, and
then opened in Photoshop 5.0, you may be
asked to convert the images when the assumed
RGB profile setting (in Photoshop File / Color
Settings / Profile Setup dialog box) does not
match your RGB workspace (in File / Color
Settings / RGB Setup dialog box). Select “Don’t
Convert”, because the images have been
scanned according to your color space requirement.
Please note that it is not desirable to convert the
image if you have previously chosen to scan as
raw data; the result will not be what you expect.
Always let ScanWizard 5 perform the color
matching for you.
2. Make sure that the Display using monitor
compensation check box is NOT checked.
3. To enable RGB color matching, make sure
the RGB Color Matching check box is
checked. Otherwise, raw RGB image data
will be scanned. It is not desirable to scan in
raw data and then perform ColorSync data
conversion.
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Appendix B: Kodak Color Management System
This appendix is copyrighted by, and licensed from, Eastman Kodak Company.
KCMS Overview
Some Background Information
Everyone perceives colors differently. Even the same person’s perception can be affected by
different lighting conditions. Different devices (input, display, and output) also interpret and define
color differently and simply can’t create the same gamut (or “range”) of colors.
The goal of color management, then, is to help you get accurate, predictable color across all devices
by managing, compensating for, and controlling these differences.
The Idea Behind Color Management
Each type of device reads, displays, or interprets color in a unique way. This unique interpretation is
called a “device dependent color space.” And while there are groups of color spaces, such as RGB
or CMYK each device is still unique within its group. For example, monitors display color in RGB,
yet each monitor displays a unique version.
The CMS automatically translates between each device dependent color space—so the color data is
accurate and understandable.
This chart shows the central role of the CMS in managing device dependent color spaces.
MONITOR
COLOR
SPACE
IN
CO PU
SP LO T
AC R
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PU R
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How Color Management Works
The aim of color management is to preserve true color information by making up for the differences
in the way devices communicate color. Your CMS does this by using a scientifically designed
system including:
• A Color Matching Processor
• A Device-Independent color space, frequently called a Reference Color Space or Profile Connection Space (PCS), which acts as a Rosette Stone in the translation process
•
Device Color Profiles (DCPs)
DCPs relate a device dependent color space to the Profile Connection Space. The CMS uses the
Color Profile to translate from one device dependent color space to another.
How CMS Translates between Devices
When you scan an image, a CMS uses the information about the scanner—stored in the Scanner
Color Profile—to translate the RGB image from the scanner to the Profile Connection Space. The
CMS then uses the information about your monitor—stored in the Monitor Color Profile—to
translate the image from the Profile Connection Space to your monitor color space, where you see it
displayed.
In this example, the scanner is the “source” device, and the monitor is the “destination” device.
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When you print the image, the CMS again translates the image data from the monitor’s RGB color
space to the printer’s CMYK color space—using the information about both devices as stored in
their Color Profiles.
So, although all of the devices in this example use different device dependent color spaces, the
CMS is able to translate between them and produce accurate, predictable color.
What are Device Color Profiles
Color Management Systems use Device Color Profiles to interpret color data between devices.
DCPs are a collection of one or more ICC Profile data files. ICC Profiles contain color characteristics of a given device (input, display, or output).
ICC profiles conform to the International Color Consortium profile specification, allowing the same
device profiles to be used across multiple platforms.
Where Do Color Profiles Come From?
Color Profiles are created by either Kodak scientists or other color professionals using specialized
software packages, sometimes known as profile building tools.
Kodak scientists use sensitive, specialized equipment to measure the color characteristics of a
representative example of each device, as supplied by the manufacturer, to determine the intrinsic
properties of the device.
From these measurements they develop a “characterization” of the device, called a Device Color
Profile, for each make and model measured.
The Color Profile includes color tables that relates the device’s color space to a Profile Connection
Space, as well as information about key attributes of the device for use by CMS-based applications.
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A Word about Source and Destination
People often get confused about what is the “source” of an image and what is its “destination,” so
let’s clarify this.
In general, the “source” of an image refers to where the image currently is, and the “destination” is
where you want the image to go.
In CMS terms, “source” means the Color Profile used to bring the image data into the Profile
Connection Space (PCS). “Destination” means which Color Profile is used to get it from PCS to the
destination device. For example, when you scan in an image, you want it to appear on your monitor.
So the source is your scanner, and its related Color Profile, and the destination is your monitor,
using its Color Profile.
Likewise, when you open a Photo CD image, the source is the Photo CD, plus the Color Profile that
relates the color data to the PCS, and the destination is the monitor, plus the Color Profile that
relates the PCS to the monitor’s color space.
Here’s another example: Let’s say you manipulate the image on your monitor screen, and print it.
The source this time is the monitor (plus the Color Profile that relates it to the PCS), and the
destination is a printer (plus the Color Profile that relates the PCS to the printer’s color space).
So, Source and Destination mirror a logical two-step process most Color Management Systems use
to translate images between device color spaces;
•
The Source Profile brings the image into the PCS
•
The Destination Profile connects the image from the PCS to the output device, such as a Monitor, Printer, or Proofer.
However, this is not the case with a Kodak CMS.
Kodak has patented its composition technology. This technology takes the Source and Destination
Profiles and composes them into a single color transforming profile.
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This technology adds significant improvement in the quality and performance of the Color Management System.
Note: You use the Source/Destination information when you setup or use your CMS-based application, such as PageMaker 6.5.
Controlling UCR & GCR
Controlling UCR and GCR with Professional CMYK Profiles
In the final stages of color prepress production, the issues change: And your role changes with them.
You become that of a professional separator. And it becomes a question of how skilled you are at
making good films, films that run correctly on press, avoiding downtime, rework, and expense.
Kodak Digital Science Professional CMYK Profiles helps you with your separations. It expands
your selection of undercolor removal (UCR) and gray component replacement (GCR) options, so
you can produce correct, quality separations.
Some Background
It is difficult to print four wet layers of ink on top of one another. This is one of the physical
constraints of the printing process.
In theory, if you printed a 100% of each CMYK layer, you would have 400% Total Area Coverage
(TAC). Real-world experience proves this to be impractical. It is difficult to print jobs that have
more than 340% TAC, and most printers feel more comfortable with 280% TAC.
Another area of practical concern is in how process inks are combined. Most printers can not
produce a clear, dense black from cyan, magenta, and yellow. Black is needed to produce better
details, contrast, and to get a desirable density. Adding black to CMY reduces ink coverage TAC,
and thus improves the ability of paper to firmly hold each layer of wet ink, known as ink trapping.
So, from the concerns about ink coverage and ink combinations have come tried-and-true approaches to producing excellent films for excellent separations.
Two aspects of the offset printing process are undercolor removal (UCR) and gray component
replacement (GCR).
UCR
Undercolor removal is the practice of removing quantities of yellow, magenta, and cyan ink from
the dark neutral areas in a reproduction and replacing what was removed with an appropriate
amount of black. Kodak implements UCR in its Color Profiles within a TAC constraint: CMY gets
replaced by the maximum amount of K up to the TAC limit—so you get the highest possible
density.
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The neutral center of both diagrams show different UCR/TAC settings. With UCR applied, less
process inks and more black increases the density in the shadows.
L E S S
U C R
M O R E
U C R
90% C
80% M
80% Y
70% K
320% TAC
85% C
72% M
72% Y
91% K
320% TAC
Advantages & Disadvantages to UCR
Undercolor removal within a TAC constraint reduces the problem of printing four solid layers of
ink, one on top of the other, while each previous layer is still wet. Reducing the ink coverage, TAC,
improves the ability of the paper to firmly hold each layer of wet ink.
Less ink means better control, and faster drying times. Also, replacing cmy ink with the less
expensive black ink has proven more cost efficient on long runs that use more ink.
Also, blacks and neutrals that print black are not influenced easily by shifts in the chromatic inks
which cause color casts in the shadow tones. Separations produced with greater UCR produce
darker blacks which result in better shadow detail.
However, some printers don’t like high UCR because of on-press dot gain and contrasty rosettes.
GCR
Gray component replacement is a variation on undercolor removal. The theory is simple: Whenever
amounts of cyan, magenta, and yellow are present in the same color, that color has a gray component. Some or all of this gray component can be printed with black ink while maintaining the
original color appearances.
In contrast to UCR, GCR involves a more general color replacement, with black being substituted
over all colors.
The neutral center of both diagrams looks the same. With more GCR applied, less color ink and
more black ink produces the same color.
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L E S S
G C R
M O R E
G C R
27% C
24% M
24% Y
8% K
83% Total
Ink
24% C
20% M
20% Y
13% K
77% Total
Ink
Advantages & Problems of GCR
The main advantage of GCR is it reduces the effects of variations on press, so when ink coverage
varies, the colors become slightly lighter or darker, rather than changing hue.
Increased amounts of GCR also allows your printing company to use a somewhat higher proportion
of black ink, thus reducing cost—which saves you money.
High levels of GCR and/or UCR expand the overall gamut, so darker and more saturated colors are
achievable. However, with too light GCR you may not get as saturated a color as with higher levels
of GCR.
Professional CMYK Profiles Package
What You Get with Professional CMYK Profiles Package
“Professional CMYK Profiles” was developed for the serious professional, who is concerned about
productivity, quality separations, and color fidelity.
With “Professional CMYK Profiles”, you get six different UCR/GCR settings that conform to
generic CMYK SWOP, Japanese Ink Standard, and Euroscale standards—Letting you select the best
values for your printing conditions.
Any of these combinations give you the control you need to optimize your separations for your
proofing and printing applications, reduce your printing costs, and minimize ink trapping problems
on press.
However, check with your printer as to the optimal UCR/GCR setting to select for your printing
conditions. The following two pages list the settings for the three standards.
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EUROPEAN PRINTING STANDARDS:
Filename
Profile Description
GCR
Maximum TAC
eucmyk02.pf
Light GCR 260 UCR CMYK
Euro Positive Proofing
Light
260%
eucmyk04.pf
Light GCR 280 UCR CMYK
Euro Positive Proofing
Light
280%
eucmyk06.pf
Light GCR 300 UCR CMYK
Euro Positive Proofing
Light
300%
eucmyk08.pf
Light GCR 320 UCR CMYK
Euro Positive Proofing
Light
320%
eucmyk10.pf
Light GCR 340 UCR CMYK
Euro Positive Proofing
Light
340%
eucmyk50.pf
Light GCR 360 UCR CMYK
Euro Positive Proofing
Light
360%
U.S. CMYK SWOP PRINTING STANDARDS:
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Filename
Profile Description
GCR
gncmyk02.pf
Light GCR 260 UCR CMYK
US Negative Proofing
Light
260%
gncmyk04.pf
US Negative Proofing
Light GCR 280 UCR CMYK
Light
280%
gncmyk08.pf
US Negative Proofing
Light GCR 320 UCR CMYK
Light
320%
gncmyk10.pf
Light GCR 340 UCR CMYK
US Negative Proofing
Light
340%
gncmyk14.pf
Medium GCR 280 UCR CMYK
US Negative Proofing
Medium
280%
gncmyk18.pf
Medium GCR 320 UCR CMYK
US Negative Proofing
Medium
320%
gncmyk28.pf
Heavy GCR 320 UCR CMYK
US Negative Proofing
Heavy
320%
gncmyk50.pf
Light GCR 360 UCR CMYK
US Negative Proofing
Light
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Maximum TAC
JAPANESE PRINTING STANDARDS:
Filename
Profile Description
GCR
Maximum TAC
jpcmyk02.pf
Light GCR 260 UCR CMYK
Japan Std. Proofing
Light
260%
jpcmyk04.pf
Light GCR 280 UCR CMYK
Japan Std. Proofing
Light
280%
jpcmyk06.pf
Light GCR 300 UCR CMYK
Japan Std. Proofing
Light
300%
jpcmyk08.pf
Light GCR 320 UCR CMYK
Japan Std. Proofing
Light
320%
jpcmyk10.pf
Light GCR 340 UCR CMYK
Japan Std. Proofing
Light
340%
jpcmyk50.pf
Light GCR 360 UCR CMYK
Japan Std. Proofing
Light
360%
You read these settings as follows:
• All TAC percentages have the maximum degree of UCR in order to attain the highest density
blacks within that TAC limit.
• A Light GCR means a small percentage of the possible gray component is replaced with black.
Check With Your Service Provider
These DCPs were created with the following conditions in mind. You will want to check with your
service provider to confirm the laydown order.
Colorant Laydown Order: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black
This DCP assumes that your imagesetter has been linearized. So, it’s important that you use some
kind of calibration software for your imagesetter.
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Appendix C: ScanWizard 5 Assistant
ScanWizard 5 Assistant is a companion utility to
ScanWizard 5. ScanWizard Assistant is installed
simultaneously with ScanWizard 5, so no special
installation for the Assistant is needed, and it
appears on your desktop as shown in the figure
below. This utility works as a shortcut toolbox,
allowing you easy access to ScanWizard 5’s
frequently used functions -- Scan to File, Copy,
and E-mail.
Operating ScanWizard 5
Assistant
Before operating ScanWizard 5 Assistant, check to
make sure that -•
Your scanner is connected to your computer.
•
The scanner power is turned on.
•
Your document has been placed on the
scanner glass.
There are three buttons on the ScanWizard 5
Assistant’s panel. These are Scan, Copy and
E-mail, respectively. Click on any of these buttons,
and ScanWizard 5 Assistant will activate
ScanWizard 5 and also ask the scanner to perform
a preview.
After ScanWizard 5 is launched, the preview image
appears in the preview window. The function button
in the preview window will vary, depending on the
function you choose in the Assistant’s panel (Scan,
Copy, or E-mail)
Function
button
Clicking
will show
.
Clicking
will show
.
Clicking
will show
.
Here are the descriptions for each function.
Scan
Lets you scan an image and save it to a
specified file.
Copy
Lets you scan an image and send it
directly to the printer.
E-mail
Lets you scan an image and append it as
an attachment to your E-mail.
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Setting Preferences
The Preferences command allows you to modify
the appearance of the toolbox.
To set the preferences, click on the Edit menu
from the menu bar, then select Preferences.
Open ScanWizard 5 Assistant at Start-up
If you check this option, the ScanWizard 5
Assistant toolbox appears on the screen each time
you start your computer. If you uncheck this
option, the ScanWizard 5 Assistant Toolbox will
not display unless you select it from the
ScanWizard 5 Assistant Preferences command in
the Edit menu.
Show Icon Name
The Preferences dialog box appears, as shown
below.
Window shape
Lets you select the appearance of the ScanWizard
5 Assistant Toolbox. The Toolbox is vertical by
default.
If you uncheck this option, the icon name is
hidden, as shown below. The icon name is shown
by default.
Show Balloon Help
If you check this option, the Balloon Help appears
when you move the cursor over any of the 3
buttons for at least 5 seconds, showing you the
function of the selected button.
The Show/hide balloon help option is selected
from the menu bar.
Troubleshooting
Problem: ScanWizard 5 Assistant cannot find, or
is unable to launch, ScanWizard 5 successfully.
Solution : Reinstall ScanWizard 5.
Problem: Not enough memory to launch
ScanWizard 5 in ScanWizard 5 Assistant.
Solution : Close applications not being used to
free up memory.
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Appendix D: Glossary
Cross-referenced entries are indicated in bold type.
Advanced Image Correction
An integral feature of ScanWizard 5 which includes powerful tools for adjusting or enhancing
your images. These tools include Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, Color Correction, Filters,
and Descreen.
Batch scan
A feature of ScanWizard 5 which lets you set up "batches" of jobs beforehand and then allows
you to start the scanning process when you are ready to do so with a simple click of a button.
Bit
The smallest unit of memory in the computer. A bit can be either off or on, representing a value
of 0 or 1. Greater bit-depth translates to more complexity in image information. A single-bit
image, for instance, uses just one bit of data to record each pixel — which is either black or
white. An 8-bit grayscale image contains 256 possible shades of gray, a 24-bit color image can
provide up to 16.7 million possible color combinations, while a 36-bit color image has up to
68.7 billion colors.
Blur
The Blur filters eliminate noise in parts of the image where significant color transitions occur.
The Blur filters include Blur and Blur More.
Brightness
The balance of light and dark shades in an image. Brightness is distinct from contrast, which
measures the range between the darkest and lightest shades in an image. Brightness determines
the intensity of shades; contrast determines the number of shades you get.
Color channel
Refers to the red, green, and blue components from which colors are created.
Color correction
An Advanced Image Correction tool that lets you change the hue and saturation of an image.
Color image
An image type that contains the most complex information (compared to single-bit and
grayscale images). To capture color images, scanners use a process based on the RGB color
model.
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Color matching
An important feature of ScanWizard 5 that ensures color is displayed consistently — from the
initial input stage when an image is captured by the scanner, to the final output stage when the
image is output to your monitor or printer.
Colormeter
An element of the Information Window with input and output components showing pixel
values of an image at a specific x/y location.
Context
The context as a concept in ScanWizard 5 refers to a complete scan setup or environment, with
each context having its own characteristics (such as scan material, ColorSync profile selections,
etc.). Contexts allow you to customize your scan jobs to your particular needs and work
environment.
Contrast
The relationship between the light and dark areas of an image. Contrast is the range between
the darkest and lightest shades in an image, while brightness is the balance of light and dark
shades. Contrast determines the number of shades you get; brightness determines the intensity
of the shades. An image with low contrast tends to look dull and flat.
Descreen
An Advanced Image Correction tool that lets you remove moiré patterns during the scanning
process.
Dpi
Stands for dots per inch, the measure of resolution. The greater the dpi number, the higher the
resolution.
Edge Enhancement
The Edge Enhancement filter gives greater contrast to edges and is best used for improving
geometrical contoured shapes.
Emboss
The Emboss filter makes a selection appear raised or stamped by suppressing the color within
the selection and then tracing its edges with black.
Filters
Tools that allow you to apply or create special effects to your images. Filters in ScanWizard 5
include Blur, Blur More, Sharpen, Sharpen More, Edge Enhancement, Emboss, Unsharp
Masking, and Gaussian Blur.
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Grayscale
An image type that contains more than just black and white, and includes actual shades of gray.
In a grayscale image, each pixel has more bits of information encoded in it, allowing more
shades to be recorded and shown. 4 bits are needed to reproduce up to 16 levels of gray, and 8
bits can reproduce a photo-realistic 256 shades of gray.
Halftone
A type of single-bit image composed of a pattern of black dots that fool the eye into seeing
shades of gray. Examples of halftone images are the pictures you see in a newspaper. These
images usually look very coarse.
Highlights
The lightest portions of an image.
Histogram
A graphic representation of how brightness and darkness pixels are distributed in an image. A
histogram skewed heavily to the left indicates a dark image, while a histogram skewed to the
right indicates a light image.
Hue
The aspect of color that distinguishes it from another color (what makes a color red or green or
blue). Hue is distinct from saturation, which measures the intensity of the hue (more red, more
green).
Image-editing software
Software that is used to edit images, such as Adobe Photoshop.
Image Type
The way you wish an image to be scanned and processed. ScanWizard 5 allows direct scanning
of images into the following image types: RGB color, CMYK color, Lab color, Web/Internet
colors, 256 colors, Grayscale, and Line art.
Interpolated resolution
Resolution enhanced through software; thus also known as software-enhanced resolution. For
instance, if your optical resolution is 300 dpi, you may be able to enhance images up to 600
dpi through software interpolation. Interpolated resolution may capture less detail than the
optical, but it is useful for certain tasks, such as scanning line art or enlarging small originals.
Line art
A type of single-bit image that is just purely black and white, such as a pencil or ink sketch.
Line art may also include one-color images, such as mechanical blueprints or drawings.
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Lpi (lines per inch)
The resolution of printed images. Lpi is distinct from dpi, which measures the resolution of
electronic images.
Midtones
The parts of an image between the lighter and darker areas, at around 50% gray.
Moiré
An undesirable pattern in color printing that results from incorrect screen angles of overprinting
halftones. Moirés usually result when you scan a halftone or when you scan images taken
directly from a magazine (instead of scanning a photographic original or a transparency).
Optical resolution
The true resolution of a scanner and is the key factor in determining the amount of detail visible
in an image. Optical resolution is one type of resolution; the other is interpolated resolution.
Overview button
The Overview button is found in the Previe window and previews the image in the scan bed.
By default, the entire scan bed is previewed, but new dimensions can be specified for the
Overview through the Overview Setup command in the Preferences menu.
Pixel
A unit used by the computer to describe picture elements and to represent image information in
a digital format. An image file, for instance, is simply a representation of hundreds (or thousands) of pixels arranged in a grid.
Prescan button
The Prescan button is found in the Preview window and previews in high resolution the area
selected by the scan frame. Options governing the prescan function can be found in the Prescan
Setup command in the Preferences menu.
Preview window
This window is the most prominent window of ScanWizard 5 and includes the various commands and tools for controlling the scanner and for showing your preview image.
Resolution
The level of detail in an image, expressed in dots per inch (dpi), or lines per inch (lpi). The
greater the dpi number, the higher the resolution and the resulting file size. There are two types
of resolution: optical resolution, and interpolated resolution.
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RGB
The color model in which every color is composed of a varying amount of the three colors of
red, green, and blue.
Saturation
The intensity of a color, or the amount of color in a specific hue. For instance, the image of a
bright red apple will appear to be "more red" if the colors are saturated.
Scaling
The process of creating larger or smaller images in ScanWizard, so that the images don't have
to be resized later when they are delivered to the image-editing program. Scaling has an inverse
relation to resolution: The lower the resolution, the larger the image can be scaled. At the
highest resolution, images can only be scaled smaller.
Scan button
The Scan button is found in the Preview window and scans the image in your scanner, delivering the scanned image afterwards to your image-editing software. Images that are scanned are
the scan jobs checked in the Scan Job window.
Scan Job window
This is a floating window that shows your scan jobs.
Scan material
The type of material for your image. Scan materials can be generally classified into the following: reflectives, such as photographs or prints; positives, such as slides; and negatives, like the
negative film used in cameras.
Settings window
This window contains the commands for outputting your scanned image, and includes the
image-enhancement tools of ScanWizard 5.
Shadows
The darkest areas of an image.
Sharpen
The Sharpen filters increase the contrast of adjacent pixels, making images appear sharper and
more focused. The Sharpen filters include Sharpen and Sharpen More.
Single-bit image
Single-bit images are the simplest kind of image, using just one bit of data to record each pixel.
Single-bit images come in two types: line art, and halftone.
Glossary
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Info Window
Windows created from the use of the Info Window tool and which are used to isolate and
identify precise colors in a given image, providing a visible values.
Threshold
A special resistor pack or a block of resistors that tells the computer where the end of the SCSI
chain is and ensures the electrical integrity of the bus signals. The dividing line between black
and white; the default value is 128. Gray levels equal to or above the Threshold are converted
to white; gray levels below the Threshold are converted to black.
Tone Curve
An Advanced Image Correction tool that lets you adjust the tonal range of an image.
Transparent Media Adapter (TMA)
A scanner accessory used for scanning transparencies, slides and filmstrips. The TMA has a
unique lighting device that prevents transparent originals from being exposed to too much light
and getting washed out as a result.
Zoom
The ability to magnify the view of an image in the preview window.
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Microtek ScanWizard 5 User's Guide (Macintosh version)