How do I calibrate my scanner?

If you want your scanner to represent the color accurately in scans, you should calibrate it.

  1. Make sure your scanner is connected to your computer with a cable or over the network.

  2. Scan your calibration target and save it as an uncompressed TIFF file.

  3. Open the Activities overview and start typing Color.

  4. Click on Color to open the panel and select your scanner.

  5. Press Calibrate… to commence the calibration.

Scanner devices are incredibly stable over time and temperature, so do not usually need to be recalibrated.