[sane-devel] problem scanning slides with EPSON 3200 photo

Colin Williams colin at seattlesoft.com
Wed Feb 15 21:02:43 UTC 2012

I'll try it later today and post back. I did try image scan and it seemed i
couldn't adjust some of the settings, but i was able to get a better

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Olaf Meeuwissen
<olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp>wrote:

> Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> writes:
> > Colin Williams <colin at seattlesoft.com> writes:
> >
> >> I saw a similarly titled message on this list for another EPSON
> >> scanner model, placed on this list 7 years ago. I tried setting the
> >> brightness and contrast to what I thought were stated for the other
> >> model, but was unsure of the gamma level to use for those settings. I
> >> tried 1.00 . I'm having trouble with my slides appearing bright enough
> >> when I scan them. I'm scanning them at 3200 DPI. I've tried using both
> >> the epson2 and the epkowa driver. I think maybe it's just a problem
> >> with my settings. Can somebody provide me with gamma, brightness, and
> >> contrast settings? Any other hints on what I should do to get a nice
> >> looking scan of a slide?
> >
> > Have you tried the auto-exposure functionality of Image Scan! for Linux?
> As in, preview and zoom in on the slide you want to scan, select the
> slide area of interest and click the auto-expose button.  Only the
> selected area will be used to compute scan settings, so depending on the
> selection values will change.  The preview is updated with these values
> so you get an idea of how the scan result will look before scanning.
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
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