Others brands may not be so easy to find drivers for. Skip to main content. If we combine scan times and resolution performance, I find that the maximum meaningful and usable in practice resolution of the Epson is dpi; at dpi the scanner does extract a little bit more detail but at the price of ridiculously slow scanning; dpi is pure marketing hype. What’s in the box? I love my , and I have never had anything electronic device perform so well for so long! Note that in doing so I put the Minolta scan at a disadvantage.

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Well, I will let the numbers speak for themselves. Maybe you want to include a small note in your review about this scanner. What it does indicate, though, is that the sscanner scan has pixels of better quality. 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.

Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed Scanner

Scanning 6X6 slides at dpi produces roughly pixels in either horizontal or vertical dimension. Find a repair centre close. Day and night difference but avoid multi—scanning—for some reason successive scans do not overlap properly causing blur. Just let it run. Epso waited long enough for this review so lets get on with it!

To use all features of our website, it’s recommended to enable javascript in your browser! When you press the scan button scanning begins, and the software estimates how long it is going to take.


Great scanner I used one like this in a photo lab for 5 years. So in theory, the dpi scan should be sharper than the upressed dpi scan.

Following this procedure I scanned the 35mm slide above and examined the part of the image marked in red. Register The fields marked with an asterisk are required fields. If you don’t want any of these items then click ;hoto Custom button and deselect the items not required. Although I know the issue with dedicated scanners I have bought the HP I found that I don’t really need them.

The entire installation took about 5 minutes Epson still lets you get win xp, vista, and win 7 drivers off their site, so you can get drivers easily.

You can put several prints or transparencies on the glass, do a preview scan, and then outline the parts that you want scanned by holding down Ctrl and dragging the cursor from one corner to the other. I never found out how long scanning at this resolution takes as it is not fun waiting on your scanner for at least three hours.

Instead, I would like to briefly share my experience with the scanner, which I bought primarily for scanning slide film. Keeping in mind that resolution performance, of course, does not depend on computer speed or RAM, as well as considering the fact that the scanner is still very slow at dpi with ICE on, everything I wrote in the Conclusions part above remains valid.


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Epson Flatbed Scanners without Custom Bundle. Make sure you close all open programs and turn of your anti virus software. It is always a good thing to find an honest seller who has taken good care of your purchase. Before we get to that, though, I have to note that scanning time indication in the software is entirely unreliable.

For more information and for registration, please click here. You can’t put film or slides all the way out to the sides. Colour reproduction generally is very good; that said, though, every once in a while I get nasty colour casts that take quite a lot of tweaking in Photoshop to remove.

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As a result, they cannot keep film flat especially if it is significantly curled. Trending Price New. It would be nice if the higher resolutions produced better output. The is the BEST photographic scanner for quality and reliability! As you can see, scan time results have improved drastically, which indicates that they do indeed massively depend on how fast your computer is and how much RAM it has.