Which IT-8 calibration target to choose?

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Which IT-8 calibration target to choose?

Postby DaniDaan » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:12 am

Hello SilverFast forum,

I recently bought a flatbed scanner (Epson V800) to start digitize years’ worth of photos and negatives. Very quickly I upgraded the SilverFast SE 8 included with the scanner to the ‘Have it all’ SilverFast Archive Suite 8 so I can scan in RAW format.

After using SilverFast for a week or so, I have to say it is a great tool for scanning photos and negatives, and fairly easy to use I think. But now I have a few questions about the use of IT-8 calibration targets.

First question: Is it correct I don’t need any targets for scanning negative film because the ‘NegaFix’ function in SilverFast will take care of getting correct colours?

Second question: For calibrating photos I can choose between reflective targets for Kodak or Fuji. But which one should I choose, and why?

Kind regards,
Daan Tempel

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Re: Which IT-8 calibration target to choose?

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:22 pm

Dear Daan,

Yes NegaFix uses the NegaFix profiles instead of the IT8 Profile.

The material of the Target does not matter. You can choose the material you like better.

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