EPSON PERFECTION 3950 PHOTO DRIVER

When scanning bigger film formats scan times get even more ridiculous—here are some examples all for 6X6 film, 16—bit colour output, with unsharp mask, grain reduction and colour restoration off:. Backlight Correction Makes necessary adjustments to the brightness of images that look darker because of strong background lighting. Digital ICE hardware-based dust removal for film. On a positive note, I like the Epson software, which is easy to use. Optical resolution rated at 7, pixels per inch.

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Epson Perfection – how good? how crap? | PC Review

Before we get to that, though, I have to note that scanning time indication in the software is entirely unreliable. To cut to the phot, the scanner is preposterously slow. The FastFoto models are built specifically for scanning shoeboxes full of photo prints and are engineered to treat the prints gently.

However, there are several aspects where the scanner’s performance is not as brilliant as I hoped it would be. Scans slides, negatives, and transparencies, as well as reflective photos and artwork. If you own a decent computer i. On a positive note, I like the Epson software, which is easy to use. Can scan slides, negatives, and medium-format film as well as prints. I have to say that all this makes me very curious perfecfion what I view as overly optimistic reviews of the scanner on the Internet.

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The scanner’s ability to extract shadow detail appears consistent with the claimed DMax of 4. Greater Efficiency in a Single Scanner Experience convenience and versatility epsn never before. Epson Perfection – how good? Obviously, the Minolta scanner is much more capable of extracting subtle detail from slides. Epson Perfection V Photo Review. Kennedy McEwen, Feb 20, For now Pegfection am relatively pleased with it but I suspect I will need a better faster scanner someday soon.

Epson Perfection 4990 PHOTO scanner user experience report

Due to these reasons, I further tested the Epson on a 1. Epson Perfection V Photo. Many scanner drivers also have dust- and scratch-removal capabilities.

I have an Epson Perfection and it works great. Fully automatic mode for easy scanning. Most scans don’t use all the glass so it’s not a big problem.

In addition to editing, Tony has written articles on digital photography and reviews of digital cameras, PCs, and iPhone apps. I have bought a flatbed scanner HP to scan some negatives and I ended up with the same conclusion as you.

I further conducted the following test to see if there is any real difference in detail extraction between the two: To once again cut to the chase, the following are new times eson a 6X6 transparency no multiple scanning; bit colour output with unsharp mask, grain reduction and colour restoration off:. This, in my view, has the following implications:. Though they are geared to photo scanning, most photo scanners can also be perfectiom for general-purpose scanning, and some include optical character recognition OCR software.

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Though most people ;hoto scan a lot of photos will want a single-function scanner, nearly all multifunction printers MFPs include a flatbed that can scan photo prints and other material. What it does indicate, though, is that the dpi scan has pixels of better quality. If you want to scan photographic prints without paying for a film-scanning feature you don’t need, the Canon CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanner should be your top choice. The quality of their photo scanning varies widely, depending on the phoot and software involved.

When scanning bigger film formats scan times get even more ridiculous—here are some examples all for 6X6 film, 16—bit colour output, with unsharp mask, grain reduction and colour restoration off: Become a fan of Epxon. Optical resolution rated at 7, pixels per inch. Scans to searchable PDF format.