The setting of the linearity curves works in exactly the same way as setting the control curves for colour images, with the difference that this correction is performed for all colours directly before outputting to film or paper.
Unlike the control curves in the colour separation process or the image control curves, those of the LIN module will be applied in the final output stage and so affect all intensities.
To make sensible use of the LIN module, the control curves should of course not be altered or loaded at every system start. It is therefore possible to set a standard default definition which will be activated every time the module is loaded.
This standard definition will be taken from the file DEFLIN.CK4,
which has to be placed in the same folder as the LIN.CXM module. The
simplest way is to make the correct settings in the LIN module
(FrankLIN) and then store these in the module folder with
In the file selector that appears select the path that also contains
the module. Then enter the filename
DEFLIN.CK4 and select [OK]
to save the settings under that name.
From now on these settings will be used for all print output if the LIN module is loaded in the Calamus¾ system.
Warning: If you have assigned a LIN CK4 curve to a document and then save the document, the CK4 curve is contained in the document and will be used the next time it is output even if the LIN module is not loaded.
You should only use this module if your print output device
falsifies the output intensities and you are not satisfied with them.
But you should always know exactly what you are doing, as incorrect
settings can result in horrible print output. Once you become familiar
with it, you can of course also
play around to try out effects
that can be achieved with it.
We repeat for greater clarity: