Scanning and Printing Color Accurate Images

You can optimize the color accuracy of your images using a photo-editing application, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Not all versions of Photoshop Elements are fully compatible with Windows Vista. If you are using Windows Vista, you may need to upgrade to the latest version of Photoshop Elements.

Scanning and Saving Your Image

Do one of the following.
Windows: Open Adobe Photoshop Elements and select Edit and Enhance Photos.
Mac OS X: Open Adobe Photoshop Elements. If you see the Welcome window, click Close.
Click Edit (Windows) or Photoshop Elements (Mac OS X) and select Color Settings.
Select Full Color Management and click OK.
Select File > Import > EPSON Perfection V500.
When the Epson Scan window appears, set the scan mode to Home Mode or Professional Mode. See one of these sections for instructions.
Documents or photos: Changing the Scan Mode
Film or slides: Changing the Scan Mode
You cannot use Full Auto Mode for color management.
Click the Preview button to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See one of these sections for instructions.
Click the Configuration button, then click the Color tab and select ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac OS X).
For the Source (Scanner) setting, select EPSON Standard. If you have color management software and created a custom ICC profile, select it as the Source (Scanner) setting.
When creating a custom ICC profile for the scanner, be sure to place the profile in the following folder.
Windows Vista and XP: C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color
Windows 2000: C:\WINNT\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color
Mac OS X: hard disk drive\Library\ColorSync\Profiles
For the Target setting, select Adobe RGB.
Select Display preview using monitor compensation, then click OK to return to the Epson Scan window.
Click Scan to scan your image.
If Epson Scan does not automatically close after scanning, click the Close button to close the Epson Scan window.
Your image appears in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Save your image by selecting File > Save As.
In the Save As window, select ICC Profile (Windows) or Embed Color Profile (Mac OS X) as the Color setting to save the profile with your image.

Printing Your Image

From the File menu, select Print.
Click the Show More Options box and select Same As Source as the Print Space setting.
Check the settings in your printer software and make any changes necessary for your print job, then click Print to print your image. For details on selecting printer settings, see your printer’s documentation.