Epson Perfection V500 Office Color Scanner

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Q:
My scanned image is too dark. What should I do?
A:
Try the following:
  • Change the Display Gamma setting to match your output device, such as a monitor or printer, in the Epson Scan Configuration window. See Epson Scan Help for details.


  • If your original is too dark, try using the Backlight Correction feature. See Fixing Backlit Photos for instructions.


  • Adjust the Auto Exposure setting in Epson Scan’s Professional Mode window. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for documents and photos or Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for film and slides.


  • You can also click Configuration in the Epson Scan window, click the Color tab, then click the Recommended Value button to return the Auto Exposure setting to the default value. See Epson Scan Help for details.


  • Adjust the Brightness setting in Epson Scan’s Home or Professional Mode (see Epson Scan Help). Or adjust the brightness using the Histogram in Professional Mode (see Epson Scan Help).


  • Check the brightness and contrast settings of your computer monitor.
Published: October 20, 2009

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