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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

The Epson Perfection V500 Photo offers quality and versatility with 6400 dpi resolution and a LED light source for greater productivity. Remove dust and scratches from slides, negatives and film. Or, restore faded color photos with one touch. Then, take your photos further with the included Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.

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Epson Perfection V500 Photo features including 6400 x 9600 dpi resolution, Extraordinary 17“ x 22” enlargements from film, Dust and scratch rem…

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Epson Perfection V500 Photo

The Epson Perfection V500 Photo offers quality and versatility with 6400 dpi resolution and a LED light source for greater productivity. Remove dust and scratches from slides, negatives and film. Or, restore faded color photos with one touch. Then, take your photos further with the included Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.

Features

Epson Perfection V500 Photo features including 6400 x 9600 dpi resolution, Extraordinary 17“ x 22” enlargements from film, Dust and scratch removal with Digital ICE®, Easy Photo Fix® restores faded color photos, New Ready Scan LED technology for fast scan speeds, Built-in TPU — scans slides, negatives and medium format film, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements included, True-to-life reproductions with 48-bit color, Optional ADF to scan multiple documents fast and Hi-Speed USB 2.0.

Review Summary

The main joy about the all-in-one Perfection V500 Photo is that it is visually cool in jet black with a silver strip around the middle. Itreviews.co.uk reported that it is using 6,400 dpi optical resolution and 3.4 optical densities, and the results produced are impressive. It is the first Charged-Coupled Device (CCD) scanner to use white LED technology which delivers faster scanning speeds, instant start-up and is low on power consumption. The upgraded software include new features such as Digital ICE Technology which removes dust and scratches from color film as well as advanced backlight correction and color correction. According to Biosmagazine.co.uk, it also comes with a USB 2.0 port. Another feature worth highlighting is the removable transparency unit for positive or negative film up to medium format. Epson’s Scan 3.2 is a driver utility that makes scanning easier with its Automatic and Home modes. The needs of the advanced user are also addressed with the Professional mode. The only comment on shortcoming is it does not come with Ethernet. Overall, this is probably the photo scanner that a lot of serious amateur photographers have been waiting for, with a wider range of photo formats, beefed-up software photo enhancements, speedier operation and high quality image reproduction. Epson’s Perfection V500 Photo has a lot going for it and is easily one of the best scanners in its price range.

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