Epson Expression 11000XL- Graphic Arts Scanner

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Q:
My scanned image is too dark when using Epson Scan. What should I do?
A:
Try the following:
  • If your original is too dark, try using the Backlight Correction feature in Home Mode or Professional Mode.


  • Backlight Correction in Home Mode

    1. Place your original(s) on the scanner glass. See Placing Originals on the Product.


    2. Start Epson Scan.


    3. In the Home Mode window, select the Document Type, Image Type, and Destination settings.


    4. Click Preview to preview your image(s). The Preview window appears and displays your image(s).


    5. Click the Backlight Correction check box.




    6. Note: If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Backlight Correction feature to all of your image(s) or scan area(s), click All in the Preview window before you click the check box.

    7. Make any other necessary image adjustments.


    8. Size your image(s) as necessary.


    9. Click Scan.


    Backlight Correction in Professional Mode

    1. Place your original(s) on the scanner glass. See Placing Originals on the Product.


    2. Start Epson Scan.


    3. In the Professional Mode window, select the Document Type, Document Source, Auto Exposure Type, Image Type, and Resolution settings.


    4. Scroll down to the Adjustments area and click the Backlight Correction check box. If you want to increase or decrease the level of the backlight correction effect, check the + (Windows) or (Mac OS X) button next to the option and select a setting in the Level list.




    5. Note: If you are scanning multiple images at the same time and you want to apply the Backlight Correction feature to all of your image(s) or scan area(s), click All in the Preview window before you click the check box.

    6. Make any other necessary image adjustments.


    7. Size your image(s) as necessary.


    8. Click Scan.


  • Check the Brightness setting.


  • Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and change the Display Gamma setting to match your output device, such as a monitor or printer, in the Color menu.


  • Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and select Color Control and Continuous auto exposure in the Color menu.


  • Click Configuration, select the Color tab, and click Recommended Value to return the Auto Exposure setting to the default.


  • Click the Histogram Adjustment icon in Professional Mode to adjust the brightness.


  • Check the brightness and contrast settings of your computer monitor.


Published: March 7, 2013

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