I recently printed some photos on my Epson R200 printer that I scanned on my Epson Perfection 3170 Photo scanner. I scanned the prints at 600 DPI using the professional mode. Nothing was checked to enhance the scan.
When I looked at the prints, the flesh color was quite off, leaning toward yellow even though my monitor, Dell LCd type E176FP showed they were more on the pink/red side.
I had tweeked the photos in Photoshop 7 using the color space Adobe RGB 1998 that was advised in Scott Kelby' Book Photoshop for Digital Photographers.
I decided to take the files to get them professionally printed to bypass the possibility that my printer was the culpret but they came back different from the printer but closer. I thought maybe the answer was to set my monitor to equal what my scanner was reproducing using the print I had done and rescanning it and then comparing it to what I was seeing on the monitor. To do that, I was having to really change settings big time from what was the factory preset, and it still was off.
I don't see much available in my monitor settings to change other than contrast, brightness and color which have several presets, factory, user, then using red, blue and green sliders. I can't find anything that tells me what the temperature of the monitor is and there is not a lot of data on it. I have looked at the Dry Creek Photo. com website that was recommended on this board and ran the tests and I don't see anything that jumps out at me.
Other than purchasing a new monitor, what do you suggest? Is trying to set the monitor to the scanner going in the right direction? I am TOTALLY frustrated. Should I run Adobe Gamma?