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ImageFormula RS40 scanner: scans too saturated


Been trying to set up my RS40 on and off for a few weeks now and am stumped why my photo scans don't look great.    I have all driver settings turned OFF (i.e. show me the raw photo scan) but the pictures are seemingly too bright (or a bit saturated).   I have tried playing around with all different combos of scan settings but that only seems to make things worse.  My drivers are all up to date.     

Comparatively, if I scan my photo with my boring old Officejet Pro, the images come out perfect.  (Top image is my OfficeJet Pro, bottom image is from my ImageFORMULA RS40.)

Using Windows 10 Pro


So what am I doing wrong?   I have spent hours playing with different settings and it is driving me absolutely bonkers.....!!



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This is a Windows 10 Pro PC (both the scanner and the HP OfficeJet are attached to the same machine).   I am scanning with the CaptureOnTouch client that was included as part of the downloaded driver installation (for the RS40).

Additionally, I have tried other clients as well but results are the same.   Also, I have printed images to ensure that it's not a monitor issue; printed images also look poor.       This points me to either the scanner or the driver but I don't know what other steps to try. 😞


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