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Can scanner be calibrated on HP DJ 2514?

by herbk98-22730115496766606585796804347952 / January 29, 2014 7:53 PM PST

My all-in-one unit prints well and copies 'OK', but scanned images (.jpeg) sent to my computer are very light. (Blacks are gray and yellows are almost washed out. All other colors are affected proportionately.) I have not tried to darken the image with a photo editor program because when I've tried that in the past (for different reasons) I was never happy with the results. I'd like to have the original .jpeg image be correct. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Didn't find that feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2014 9:19 PM PST
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Monitor calibration
by herbk98-22730115496766606585796804347952 / January 31, 2014 3:30 AM PST

Thanks for that suggestion. My monitor does display all colors correctly, and I have no washout problem with internet pictures, or pictures in e-mail or other programs. The problem is just with images from the scanner. But it was good to check that anyway. Thanks again.

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Edit scans/Picasa
by pgc3 / January 29, 2014 11:39 PM PST

One thing you could do is edit the object with something such as Picasa. Download Picasa, do your scan, find the scan file/folder. right click the file, at the window scroll to Open with, click Picasa photo viewer, when item opens go to bottom of object(page), click edit with Picasa, with Picasa you have some of the editing options of which speak, red eye, color enhancement, bright and contrast levels etc. Oh and it is a free download, I use it for the majority of my photos, have for quite a long time.

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Photo editing.
by herbk98-22730115496766606585796804347952 / January 31, 2014 3:34 AM PST
In reply to: Edit scans/Picasa

I've never tried Picasa for that task. I have a program called Hypersnap which has color/ contrast/ gamma/ etc. correction but I'm never happy with the results. I'll give Picasa a try. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Scanner/color editing etc.
by pgc3 / January 31, 2014 4:10 AM PST
In reply to: Photo editing.

You'd have better results using a stand alone scanner for what you are trying to do. The HP unit you have is pretty basic, comparatively. There are lots of variables when it comes to scanning from both hardware and software standpoints, not just the scanner but the PC as well, graphics reproductive capability etc. A software mentioned by Mr. Proffitt, Pantone, will give a more accurate depiction (color) at the monitor, which can be a good thing, especially when doing editing, photos etc. There are ways to do all of this but the hardware and software needed to get professional results gets pretty costly. Those who are really serious about such things go to Mac systems instead of Windows and the bucks just roll out. Just for the heck of it, give Picasa a try, it works quite well for the average user, I've never tried Hypersnap, so I cannot speak to that. Another software(free) if it is still around with which to do SOME editing, is Photostory but it's been years since I have used that. Good luck and have fun.

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