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ICC Profile for Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:04:15 AM »

I am just getting into color profiling so am trying to create or collect profiles for my various input devices.  I am coming up dry on my Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner.  I have been to the Epson downloads and found profiles for Mac OS 10.6 but nothing newer and only a broken Softpedia link for Windows XP/Vista.  A google search for how to profile the scanner turns up nothing.  Is there any way to get or create a profile for it?  I am running Windows 10 64-bit.
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Re: ICC Profile for Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 02:13:56 AM »

Profiles are OS independent so the ones you've found should work on Mac OS or on Windows.

Does the driver for the V700 not install profiles into the Windows profile folder? I have a V700, but I've never used the driver so I don't know.

Make your own custom profile: get a target like an IT8 and build a profile using i1Profiler, or Profilemaker 5, or Silverfast, or Vuescan, or Argyll with the CoCa GUI. There are other options too, but those are the ones on the top of my head.

My best results for reflective work have come from a ProfileMaker5 profile built from an Xrite DCSG. For transparent media I used a Hutchcolor target and PM5
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Re: ICC Profile for Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 09:03:39 AM »

Thanks Stephen
I checked into Windows and there are 43 ICC profiles there but the only one I can identify as being from Epson says it is a printer profile.
I am actually not sure if I had reinstalled the scanner driver after Microsoft blew my machine away so I downloaded and installed it and checked back in the Color directory and there are still only 43 profiles there so either the driver was installed and installed profiles with cryptic names or it isn't installing profiles at all.
I will grab the latest Mac profile and install it.
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Re: ICC Profile for Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 09:37:40 AM »

Neither the operating system nor the scanner driver normally come with in-built scanner profiles for specific scanner models. Those usually come with the scanner software. Certain hardware settings are made with the driver, but colour management is done through the software. Epson bundles scanner software, apart from the driver, and that software should include generic profiles that will work, but perhaps not optimally, at which point creating custom scanner profiles is the alternative. I believe the Epson V700 came bundled, inter alia, with a version of SilverFast for example. Once installed, SilverFast installs a large number of film profiles in the profiles folder of your operating system. The naming starts with SFprofK for Kodachrome, SFprofT for other transparencies, SFprofR for reflective media and the names continue with the identification of the scanner to which that profile applies - there is nothing obscure about it, so for your scanner the identifier in the profile name is (Perfection V700).
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Re: ICC Profile for Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 09:39:07 AM »

I am just getting into color profiling so am trying to create or collect profiles for my various input devices.  I am coming up dry on my Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner.  I have been to the Epson downloads and found profiles for Mac OS 10.6 but nothing newer and only a broken Softpedia link for Windows XP/Vista.  A google search for how to profile the scanner turns up nothing.  Is there any way to get or create a profile for it?  I am running Windows 10 64-bit.
Yes, IF you need an accurate profile for your particular scanner you will need to create your own with a target and calibration equipment
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/x-rite-i1profiler-scanner-profiling/
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Re: ICC Profile for Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 09:56:09 AM »

Yes, but there are more user-friendly and equally suitable solutions than X-Rite's scanner profiling approach. See my review of the Epson V850 where I go into this in some detail. https://luminous-landscape.com/epson-v850-pro-scanner-context/
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