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Adjusting Color Balance by Viewing Patterns

Adjust the color balance by printing and viewing a pattern with which you can check the color balance of the image.


  • This function is unavailable when Gallery Wrap is selected for Layout Mode in the Stored Settings area.
  1. In the Preview area, select the image of which you want to print a pattern.

  2. In Color Settings on the Color Settings tab, click Pattern Print....

    figure: Main screen

    The Pattern Print window appears.

  3. Select Paper Size according to the paper to be used for Pattern Print.

  4. Select Color in Color.

    figure: Pattern Print window
  5. Select the color direction in which you want to adjust.


    • Select Print in All Directions to print a pattern adjusted in the following six color directions. You can check the color direction in which you want to adjust the color balance.

      Print in Direction R (upper right): Red
      Print in Direction Y (up): Yellow
      Print in Direction G (upper left): Green
      Print in Direction C (lower left): Cyan
      Print in Direction B (down): Blue
      Print in Direction M (lower right): Magenta
    • Select a specific color direction to print a pattern adjusted in the selected color direction. For example, select Print in Direction R to print a more detailed pattern of the area in the R direction (framed area) of the pattern for all directions; you can check more variations than in all directions.

  6. Select Pattern Size and Color Variation between Instances.

  7. Finely adjust the color tone in Color Settings as needed.


  8. Click Print.

    The Print dialog box appears.

  9. Click OK.

    The pattern is printed.

  10. From the printed pattern, enter the values described under the image with the desired color balance into Color Balance.

  11. Click OK in the Pattern Print window.

    The Pattern Print window closes; the values are reflected in Color Balance in the main screen.


  • To perform Pattern Print only for a portion of the image, display the Pattern Print window after following the steps below.

    1. In the main screen, duplicate the image of which you want to print a pattern.
    2. Crop the duplicate image.

    After completing Pattern Print and adjustment, delete the duplicate image.

  • For the Pattern Print window, see Pattern Print Window.