i1Profiler adds Scanner profiling
When i1Profiler first came out, it was noticed that some of the functionality of earlier software hadn’t made it through into the new software.
Well, X-rite have released an update to profiler (V1.4.2) which adds the capability of profiling scanners, with a range of targets.
Whilst there are a range of targets supported, the old scanner profiling test sheet that came with i1Match isn’t one of them.
Fortunately a normal ColorChecker card gives excellent results, as I found when testing out the software with my old Epson 1200U desktop scanner.
After scanning with a fresh profile (bottom image) there is a noticeable improvement compared to no profile (top) or the default profile (middle)
The software even detected a faulty patch in my original ColorChecker SG card, from several years ago when creating an ICC profile with it.
As yet, the software only supports scanner profiling. For cameras, when I need it, I’m most likely to use the ColorChecker Passport software with a ColorChecker card to make a DNG profile.
It would be nice if the Passport software supported the whole ColorChecker SG Card – this has a wider range of colour patches than the basic card. At the moment, with no camera profiling in i1Profiler, it does look a slightly orphaned product…