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Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects as varied as ape language experiments, politics, quantum physics, and an overview of a top company in the gaming industry. Fortunately, the results using the default settings for most slides should be acceptable to most casual photographers, if not serious hobbyists. His more than 30 years of experience in writing about science and technology includes a more than year concentration on I’ve used it to scan Minox film with a black paper film carrier , also made a carrier to do sprocket holes. On one of our toughest test slides, which had a dark line of trees against a bright sky, the lost more detail in the tree line than either the CanoScan F or the F.

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In general, the quality was in the same class as that of the Canon CanoScan Four current low-end Editors’ Choice. Scanning a slide at 2, ppi took 1 minute 8 seconds. For more information on how we use cookies and how to manage your preferences go to Cookie Epspn. We respect your privacy.

Epson Perfection 3490 Photo

We timed the at 29 to 33 seconds for prescanning and scanning a 4-by-6 photo at a number of resolutions. Your email address or other details will never be shared with any 3rd parties and you will receive only the type of content for which you signed up. Return back to support options for Epson Perfection Photo. As a correction to my post in another thread on this, the rather than the won’t scan medium format because the scanning lamp area is too small.


The claimed 3,pixel-per-inch ppi optical resolution is far beyond what you need for prints and easily enough for scanning mm film for printing at 8-by or larger. Become a fan of PCMag. The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing You can unsubscribe at any time with a click on the link provided in every Epson newsletter.

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If you have older, faded photos, you’ll particularly like the driver’s color-restore feature, which did as good a job as we’ve seen of bringing an old, faded test photo back to life. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

On our tests the did a good job with prints. Thanks for your help everyone, looks like I’ll have to find a different scanner We use cookies on our website. Compare the scanners mentioned above side by side. The scanner comes with bundled software scannre photo editing, OCR, and business cards. With digital photography becoming more and more the norm, the best justification for a flatbed designed for photo scanning is that it can scan at high enough quality to convert your old film-based photos to digital ones once and for all.

He is a recognized expert on printers, well known within the industry, and has been a judge for the Hewlett-Packard HP Invent Awards. David is also an expert in imaging technologies including printers, monitors, large-screen displays, projectors, scanners, and digital camerasstorage both magnetic and opticaland word processing. I think kat’s out of memory error is a red herring – if you can scan a scabner page of A4, then 6×6 is a trivial scan.


Scans slides and negatives. I have a perfection that will do 35mm,and 4X 5inch. Posted 12 years ago. Laying the film on the 3490 is fine, emulsion down, but put some anit-newton glass on top to hold it flat. At 2, ppi, detail and sharpness were roughly equivalent to 2,ppi scans from the F, although not a match for the more expensive Canon CanoScan Fwhich is also a current Editors’ Choice.

Color-restore feature revives old photos.

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More important than raw scan speed, however, is that both the driver and hardware design help make scanning quick and easy. I just got the camera for christmas and I’m quite excited!

I’ve used it to scan Minox film with a black paper film carrieralso made a carrier to do sprocket holes. Epsln it’ll scan 35mm, try putting sdanner negs directly on the glass, where the 35mm neg hold would go.

The Epson Perfection Photo flatbed scanner produces high-quality photo print scans and reasonable-quality film scans at a record low price. When we compared the scan with the original, the only difference we saw was a barely discernable loss of sharpness in the copy. The light coming from the lid may not be wide enough, but thats your best bet I reckon.