SNAGRAPHICS, yes, it's finally out! i1Profiler's scanner profiling solution is simple, easy and surprisingly effective.
I've been calibrating scanners for clients around the world since 1994, and making ICC profiles for them since 1999 and have spent a lot of time comparing various profiling solutions and targets. One observation...
With the release of i1Profiler 1.4.2, maybe we should change the subject line of this thread to "i1Profiler 1.4.2 VS SilverFast's v.8"?
Or start a new thread: "X-Rite's i1Pro & Eye-One Match3 VS i1Profiler 1.4.2"
We can probably start a few other topics too!
Scott I wanted to thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed and informative answer.
You probably answered a bunch of questions I had all in one shot.
But, of course there are always more from a color rookie.
Is this update that much of a "Game Changer" for scanner profiling?
What is the difference between how i1Profiler performs its scanner profiling as compared to Silverfast's or even VueScan's Auto IT8 feature?
Now that i1Profiler does not use a measurement device, but relies entirely on the scanner, doesn't it basically work the same way as Silverfast?
I always had the impression that measuring the target was more accurate than the Auto IT8 workflow.
Does X-Rite have any plans to at least offer the option to use a measurement device in i1Profiler's scanner profiling process?
Is a measurement device necessary anymore? Is this even a concern?
Or am I just so used to profiling my V750 with my Eye-One Match and i1Pro?
Why aren't the HCT targets in the list of compatible targets for scanner profiling in i1Profiler 1.4.2?
Did I miss something here?
Apologies for all the questions but I am the entire graphics dept. here and currently in the middle of trying
to finalize a workflow of which the scanner (& profiling it) is of course an important part of the equation.