Standard options window
Advanced options window
XSane uses a gamma table to do the following enhancement functions.
If the scanner supports a custom gamma table (and the option is enabled)
XSane uses the scanner internal gamma table with the scanner's maximum
The gamma correction is a non linear correction. Black keeps black and white keeps white
if the gamma value is greater than 1.0 the gray intensities are brightned
if the gamma value is smaller than 1.0 the gray intensities are darkened
positive values increase the brightness of the image. All values
are increased by the same value. 100% means a shift of the half value range
(on 8 bits (256 values) this means a shift of 128).
positive values increase the contrast of the image. Medium gray keeps medium gray (8 bits: 128)
-100% means that all colors become medium gray
+100% means that the difference between a value and medium gray is doubled
defines the brightness level in % that is needed to get a white
point in lineart (black/white) mode. You have to enter some options in
the enhancement setup and the
backend needs to make available a threshold option.
if RGB default is activated, all values for the color components
(red, green and blue) are set to the default values (gamma=1.0, brightness=0%,
contrast=0%). If you deactivate it, you can set different enhancement values
for each color.
This option inverts the intensities (black <-> white). It
is for scanning negatives.
Negatives do not only have inverted colors, it also is necessary to
do a color correction for each color component because the negatives have
very different color ranges for each color.
If you press this button XSane tries to set good values for
brightness, contrast and gamma correction in dependance of the selected
part in the preview window. This does work quiet well for brightness and
contrast, but the gamma correction normally has to be corrected manually.
If RGB default is disabled, the components for each color are set individually.
Sets the enhancement values to default: gamma=1.0, brightness=0%, contrast=0%.
Restores the enhancement values from preferences.
Store enhancement (Memory):
Store selected enhancement values to preferences.