Frequently Asked Questions

PixScan™ Calibration

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Overview

In order to correct for distortion caused by imperfections in camera lenses, it is necessary to calibrate PixScan™ with the camera you’re using. This is not necessary for scanned images.

PixScan Calibration

Printing the Calibration Image

  1. Click on the PixScan™Icon 
  2. Select the Import From FileCalibration section
  3. Select the correct paper size from the list
  4. Click ‘Load Calibration Test Card
  5. Print the calibration image on white card

Photographing the Calibration Image

When photographing the calibration image, please ensure that:

  • No zoom is used
  • Lighting is even
  • The photo is clear and crisp
  • The calibration image is resting on a flat surface
  • The camera is parallel and in line with the calibration image
  • Only the calibration dots are showing in the photo

Examples:
PixScan Mats

The following is a sample image showing an actual sucessful PixScan calibration image:

PixScan Mats
 

Setting up a Calibration Profile

Each different camera or camera phone used may have its own calibration profile that can be selected to use once it has been created (as directed above). Once a calibration image is ready, a new profile can be created as follows:

  1. Click on the PixScan™ Icon 
  2. Select the Calibration section
  3. Click on the plus icon
  4. Load the saved calibration image

That's it. Once you have the image loaded, the software will detect the camera name or allow you to give the Calibration profile a name. As the Calibration profile is then created, it can be selected whenever that particular camera is used to take PixScan™ images.

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