For background, I am using an Epson Perfection V600 with Epson Scan version 126.96.36.199US to scan photo prints in Professional mode. My goal is to create images that will have maximum flexibility for future adjustments to tone and color in Photoshop (or other image editing software). I think that means having no adjustments done in Epson Scan software.
So in Epson Scan software, I have done the following steps:
1. Turned off Auto Exposure by clicking Reset button.
2. Turned off all adjustment checkboxes (Unsharp Mask, Color Restoration, Backlight Correction, etc.).
3. Go to Histogram and set Input to 0, 1.0, 255, and Output to 0, 255.
4. Go to Tone curve and ensure set to default Linear curve.
5. Go to Image Adjustment and ensure all zeroes.
Am I correct in understanding this setup will create the image with maximum flexibility for adjusting tone and color later in other photo editing software? In other words, using a TIFF image produced with these settings, I can later use Photoshop to derive the same image result as what Epson Scan would have created if I had used the default "Reset" setting, or the Auto Exposure setting, or any other manually adjusted Histogram and Tone curve settings (assuming I apply the same numeric values). Right?
I think Auto Exposure images look fine too, but by definition, it has to clip some of the range of the histogram, so if you're done photo editing, that's fine, but if you want to edit more in the future and wanted maximum leeway, you would have lost some range.
I have used this product for: 1 week - 1 month
I use this product for: Personal