ScanGear Preferences (Color Settings Tab) - CanoScan 4200F

Article ID: ART176568 | Date published: 03/10/2020 | Date last updated: 03/10/2020


Learn about various options that can be adjusted in ScanGear Preferences for the CanoScan 4200F.


Preferences Dialog (Color Settings tab)

You can pre-set the functions that are automatically carried out during a preview or scan, such as the Auto Crop or Auto Tone function, in the Preferences dialog. 

Color Settings tab in ScanGear Preferences window

Recommended/Canon ColorGear/None

Select a color correction method from the Recommended; Canon ColorGear; and None options.

Options for Recommended, ColorGear, None

Specify the period of time that elapses before the lamp shuts off by clicking the up/down arrow buttons to the right of the box or input a number directly to set the value. It can be set in 4-minute intervals in the range from 4 minutes to 56 minutes.


This option displays colors vividly on computer monitors. It is recommended for most purposes.

Canon ColorGear

This option uses the Canon ColorGear color management system. It makes colors consistent between the scanned item, the monitor and a color printer.


No color correction is performed by ScanGear CS with this option.

 This category is enabled when the Color mode is set to Color or Color (48 bit).

 The Color tab functions cannot be used when the Canon ColorGear option is selected since color correction is automated with this option. (The Color tab will cease to display).

 The Auto tone function cannot be used when the None option or Canon ColorGear option is selected.

About Canon ColorGear

You can set the source, target and monitor profiles when the Canon ColorGear option is selected.

Source (Scanner)

Sets the scanner profile.


Sets the RGB color space profile such as sRGB, Adobe RGB, monitor profile, printer profile, etc.


  • If a check mark is placed beside this category, the preview image is converted to the monitor's RGB color space and displayed. The final scan is converted to the color space specified in the output profile.

  • If the check mark is removed from this category, both the preview image and final scan are converted to the color space specified in the output profile.

 Place a check mark here to scan if you are using an application that supports a color management system.

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