It’s on the ugly side too and isn’t going to be the most aesthetically pleasing addition to your workspace. Professional mode allows the user to gain complete access over every aspect of the scan. Against The most expensive on test Big and bulky No push-button panel. All this would mean nothing if the quality was lacking, but thankfully the performance of the is outstanding. Above you don’t get much if any improvement in image quality, though.

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I bought my seven years ago. It’s speedy too; an A4 colour scan on the default settings of dpi takes about 12 seconds. Most users will have no need to scan at resolutions anywhere near this, such high resolutions are really only of use for scanning film.

The film holders were well packed in polythene bags, which were a pain to open, sorry Mr Epson, the bags now look my dog has been chewing them. The Epson offers outstanding performance for both images and film, albeit at a price.

You might imagine the resolution and precision required for film scanning would have a knock-on effect on reflective scan quality.


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It depends on the speed of your computer, but using Digital Ice on transparencies can make it take two or three times longer to do a scan.

It would be nice if the higher resolutions produced better output.

This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1. But it is hard to get 35mm slides perfectly clean, so using Digital Ice is worth the time it takes.

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By continuing to browse our website, you agree to our use of cookies. We didn’t find any problems when testing it with the scanner. Epson scanners Images with removed backgrounds. For more information on how we use cookies and how to manage your preferences go to Cookie Information.

But realistically, most amateur slides and negatives don’t have any more detail than that anyway. Views View Edit History. Previously flatbed scanner transparency units were sold as an optional extra and could often cost as much as the scanner. Pros Excellent film negative scanning, speedy.


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EPSON scanner – interactive review Our Verdict The best on test for reflective scan quality and outright speed, but perfectiin a hefty price. Epson Perfection Photo.

It’s big, it’s expensive and it has some impressive specifications, but is it any good? The default, Automatic, is straightforward.

Show More Show Less. What I don’t like: Description Epson Perfection Photo scanner For more information and for registration, please click here. At the top end of Epson’s range of home and office scanners sits the Perfection Photo. For Superb scan quality Blisteringly fast Film scanning options. Colour reproduction is superb and the pboto definition immaculate.

It certainly has an aura of the Soviet era about it. Others brands may not be so easy to find drivers for.