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The Epson Perfection V550 Photo is a new scanner that can automatically remove dust and scratches from damaged film. The V550 can also upload scanned images directly to selected social media and photo sharing sites such as Facebook or Picasa. With a 6,400dpi resolution, an optical density of 3.4 Dmax and built-in transparency unit, the V550 photo scanner can easily scan a wide range of media – from standard photographs, newspapers and A2-sized posters to filmstrips, mounted slides and medium format film. The Epson Perfection V550 Photo will be available from September 2013, priced at £179.99.
Epson UK Press Release
Bring old photos and memories back to life
Automatically repair damaged film and scan images directly to cloud storage services
19 August 2013 – Epson announces its new photo scanner that allows users to scan and upload photos directly to social media, photo sharing websites and other cloud storage services. Featuring Digital ICE® Technology, that removes dust and scratches from damaged film, the Perfection V550 Photo is the ideal photo scanner for photo enthusiasts who want to enhance their photo collection.
Epson Easy Photo Scan allows users to share photos much more easily with friends and family by uploading scanned images directly to selected social media and photo sharing sites such as Facebook or Picasa. Meanwhile, Digital ICE Technology automatically removes dust, imperfections, scratches and fingerprints from scanned film, without the need for time-consuming manual retouching.
With a 6,400dpi resolution, an optical density of 3.4 Dmax and built-in transparency unit, this photo scanner can easily scan a wide range of media – from standard photographs, newspapers and A2-sized posters to filmstrips, mounted slides and medium format film – with fast, high quality results.
Simon Hanly, product manager, Epson UK, says: “Packed full of technology and software to repair and restore original photographs, this high-quality photo scanner is ideal for anyone with a back catalogue of old memories they want to bring back to life. Thanks to Epson ReadyScan LED technology, this scanner is ready to work seconds after switching on so there’s no waiting for it to warm up.”
The Perfection V550 Photo is available from September 2013, priced at £179.99.
Capture every detail with Epson Matrix CCD technology and 6,400dpi optical resolution
Scan almost instantly with fast, energy efficient Epson ReadyScan LED Technology
Scan positive and negative 35mm film strips and slides, as well as medium format film with built-in transparency unit
Digital ICE® Technology automatically repairs damaged film by removing dust, imperfections, scratches and fingerprints
Scan directly to cloud storage and photo sharing websites to archive and share photos online with Epson Easy Photo Scan software
Restore colour, adjust backlight, and remove the appearance of dust on photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix software
ArcSoft® Scan 'n' Stitch Deluxe™ software for scanning oversized originals up to A2
4 one-touch buttons – Start, Copy, Scan to email, scan to PDF
Reduce energy bills and impact on the environment due to low power consumption
ENERGY STAR compliant
Easily edit scanned text with Optical Character Recognition software
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