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Old Mar 12, 2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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In my ICC colour profile folder for my canon ip4000 printer there are various "colorsync" profiles. these are:
BJColorPrinter2000.icc
Canon iP4000 MP2.icc
" PR1
" PR2
" SP2
" SP4
AFAIK, normally I don't need to worry about what each one is for as the selection is made automatically by the print driver software - presumably depending on the paper type selected etc.

Today I am trying to scan accurately some pictures and in the advanced settings of my scanner software (TWAIN) there is an option to choose the "target" printer ICC and I can select any of the above profiles.

What are they all for?

Note - I use a Mac.

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Old Mar 12, 2005, 3:11 PM   #2
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Your scanner profileis completely unrelated toyour printer profiles. The scanner profile converts the colorsmeasured by the scanner into a calibrated colorspace (e.g. Adobe RGB or sRGB)so that the image seen on the monitor looks like the image that was scanned (a single profile should work for all image types). I apply the scanner profileand convert it to the desired colorspace in PS, but there is no reason why your scanner couldn't also dothis if it has the appropriate software.

It is possible that your scanner is equipped to output directly to a printer to act as a copy machine, and in this case it would need a printer profile to account for the specific printer/paper/ink characteristics. However, unless your scanner has some type of internal/automatic calibrationsystem so that it doesn't need to be profiled,you maystillsee a color shift.
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 3:40 PM   #3
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Ah yes. My post was a little confused! You are right of course. My TWAIN software allows you to specify the colour space of the scanner (source) and will then assign a colour profile to the image (Target) such as your eg of adobe RGB.

Any ideas what the different Canon profiles are though?...
Canon IP4000 MP2.icc
Canon IP4000 PR1.icc
Canon IP4000 PR2.icc
Canon IP4000 SP2.icc
Canon IP4000 SP4.icc

Can't find anything about them in the manual or on the canon website
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 3:49 PM   #4
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The naming conventionsfor some Canon printerprofilesand a lot of other good information is given here:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ad.php?t=29530
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You're on the ball tonight grandad! thanks
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 12:06 PM   #6
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Here is a Canon PDF that I have found very helpful:

http://www.photokaechler.com/files/C...file_Guide.pdf
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 3:14 PM   #7
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thanks dishinit. Same document found at previous URL - just to let others know. - and yes, the answer is in there
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