Calibration for Scanning with Rough Profiler

Note: This is part of a series of Scanning Guides. Start HERE.

What you'll need:
  1. A computer: Windows, MacOS, or Linux.
  2. An IT8 Color Card (choose "R1" option). Download the .it8 file for it as well from the same webpage, you can find the right zip to download by looking for the "Charge" number on your card (example: R131209) and searching for that number on the website. Unzip the download and put it somewhere on your computer that won't be deleted (it's a permanent file for use with scanning - I put mine in Documents > Scanner Settings folder).
  3. Install Rough Profile scanning software:

  • Test Chart you'll point to the RAW image of the card you scanned.


  • I had to manually fill out the Manufacturer and Model. I don't think it's required but it throws up an error if you don't so i say just type something in there.

  • Under advanced make sure gamma is set to 1.0
  • So once all that is set in Rough Profiler you click Create It! and wait a bit
  • It should now have highlighted lines around your color squares and say finish!

  • That means it was successful and you'll have an icm file in the same directory as your scan card. Also be sure to note when images are converted to other color spaces in post, the engine will need to be set for Microsoft ICM if you used Rough Profiler in Windows. This is due to the fact that currently the Windows version only outputs ICM files and not ICC.
Calibration for Scanning with Rough Profiler Calibration for Scanning with Rough Profiler Reviewed by Dizzzy on 2:27 PM Rating: 5

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