The Epson Perfection V600 Color Scanner was the perfect solution for me in my search for one that was able to scan photos and documents but slides and negatives as well. Now all my family's old photographic memories can all be archived digitally.
Should some catastrophic event destroy my home (heaven forbid!), it gives me great peace of mind knowing that at the very least all those precious, priceless and irreplaceable souvenirs would not be lost.
- This scanner is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. All it needs is a USB port connection.
- It has a resolution of up to 6400 x 9600 dpi and can render sharp, detailed images up to 17" x 22".
- Slides and negatives and even medium-format panoramic film (no bigger than about 2.5 x 8.5 inches) can be scanned using the built-in Transparency Unit that is built into the lid. The V600 is even able to scan 3D objects!
- Old photographs are often torn or creased and negatives scratched and dusty. Happily included with the scanner is the Digital Ice technology that can remove all these imperfections. In addition, faded colors can be restored with the Epson Easy Photo Fix software that is also included with the purchase of the scanner. With the Arcsoft Photostudio DVD included, you can edit your images to your taste.
- That's not all! The Epson V600's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software can scan and turn document text into editable text.
Product PerformancePerfect for home or office, the Epson Perfection V600 Color Scanner gives you a choice of scanning, copying, scanning to email or creating PDFs by selecting one of the 4 corresponding buttons. All that is missing is an extra button that would allow you to fax.
DimensionsThe Epson scanner measures 11" wide x 19" long x 4.6" height and it weighs about 9 lbs.
- Scans photos, documents, slides, negatives, medium-format panoramic film and 3D objects
- Compatible with both Windows and Mac with USB port
- 6400 x 9600 dpi resolution can enlargen images up to 17" x 22"
- Included software that can edit images to fix tears and creases, remove dust and scratches, restore faded color and make document text editable
- Can also copy, scan to email and create PDFs
- Missing fax function
- Learning curve to find the right settings for best results
- Sometimes conflicts with other versions of installed applications
PriceThe price is quite affordable and in keeping with all the great features it provides. You will certainly get your money's worth.
Epson Perfection V600 Color Scanner RatingThe Epson Perfection V600 Color Scanner is an excellent, highly recommended choice if you're looking to purchase a scanner. Just have a look at the numerous customer reviews on Amazon. I can't remember ever coming across an item having so many positive reviews. The 5 and 4 stars reviews add up to a total of 85%!
Do yourself a favor and use this excellent scanner to preserve digitally all those old family photos so that your children and their children and generations to follow will have precious records of their loved ones and all their ancestors that came before.