Epson Perfection 4490 Flatbed Scanner - 4800 dpi Optical - B11B176011

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4.9
Overall Satisfaction
4.9
Value
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Performance

I bought this scanner with the specific intention of scanning 35mm negatives into my computer. I couldn't afford, and don't want to convert to, a digital SLR, so I figured this was a good alternative. I figured I'd scan a couple of really good pictures from every roll in case I wanted to blow them up later. The problem is, with the Digital ICE software and Adobe Photoshop that comes with the scanner, it's hard not to put the whole roll on there. Quite simply, the results are stunning. Even rather dull-looking pictures can be spruced up with the software available, and the resolution of this baby is higher than most people will ever need. I would definately recommend this scanner. And make sure you buy it at Buy.com. How the hell does a place like Best Buy stay in business with these guys around? Oh, and they beat Best Buy's price. If you need a really good scanner for a really good price, stop looking and buy the Epson Perfection 4490 from Buy.com right now.

-John Guilbault quote

I bought this scanner to replace an older Microtek. I was looking for something with higher resolution than I previously had. After reading reviews, the Epson 4490 sounded right for me. I've tried scanning negatives in the past, but never bothered to save any -- the quality was so bad. As a lark, I tried scanning some 35mm color negatives with the 4490. I am so impressed! I have a ton of negatives from pictures my dad took, some of them 65 years old. I just finished scanning some black and white 35mm negatives from 1944. They are fantastic. The only complaint I have is with the film holder. It works fine with flat strips of negatives. The ones I'm scanning have been stored in the original film canister. It's difficult to uncurl the negatives while fitting them in the holder. But I'll deal with that. I'm not a professional photographer, but for someone wanting to save old photographs, the Epson 4490 is great! I just can't tell you how much fun I'm having looking at old images, many of which I had never seen before.

-Judy B quote

Excellent Scanner from an Excellent Seller

by John Guilbault on 2/6/2006

I bought this scanner with the specific intention of scanning 35mm negatives into my computer. I couldn't afford, and don't want to convert to, a digital SLR, so I figured this was a good alternative. I figured I'd scan a couple of really good pictures from every roll in case I wanted to blow them up later. The problem is, with the Digital ICE software and Adobe Photoshop that comes with the scanner, it's hard not to put the whole roll on there. Quite simply, the results are stunning. Even rather dull-looking pictures can be spruced up with the software available, and the resolution of this baby is higher than most people will ever need. I would definately recommend this scanner. And make sure you buy it at Buy.com. How the hell does a place like Best Buy stay in business with these guys around? Oh, and they beat Best Buy's price. If you need a really good scanner for a really good price, stop looking and buy the Epson Perfection 4490 from Buy.com right now. Read More

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This scanner is amazing!!

by Judy B on 3/22/2006

I bought this scanner to replace an older Microtek. I was looking for something with higher resolution than I previously had. After reading reviews, the Epson 4490 sounded right for me. I've tried scanning negatives in the past, but never bothered to save any -- the quality was so bad. As a lark, I tried scanning some 35mm color negatives with the 4490. I am so impressed! I have a ton of negatives from pictures my dad took, some of them 65 years old. I just finished scanning some black and white 35mm negatives from 1944. They are fantastic. The only complaint I have is with the film holder. It works fine with flat strips of negatives. The ones I'm scanning have been stored in the original film canister. It's difficult to uncurl the negatives while fitting them in the holder. But I'll deal with that. I'm not a professional photographer, but for someone wanting to save old photographs, the Epson 4490 is great! I just can't tell you how much fun I'm having looking at old images, many of which I had never seen before. Read More

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Product Overview

A premium value for professional quality scans, the Epson Perfection® 4490 Photo delivers extraordinary results with 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution and an impressive 3.4 Dmax. This full-featured performer makes it easy for anyone to quickly restore, repair and renew classic photos, film and transparencies for stunning color reprints and enlargements. Powerful Digital ICE™ technology offers built-in dust and scratch removal capabilities for film, while Epson Easy Photo Fix provides one-touch color restoration. Together, these two features bring new life to faded or damaged originals. The Epson Perfection 4490 Photo offers fully automatic scanning for increased productivity, plus two advanced scanning modes for greater control. Convenient film holders accommodate multiple 35mm slides and negatives, plus medium format film. And, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ensures fast data transfer. There's even a fully featured software package that includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint and more. Compatible with both Windows® and Macintosh® systems, this scanner provides an unbeatable solution for any task or project. Rich in quality and versatility, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo will highlight and optimize every detail. When partnered with an Epson Stylus® ink jet printer, it's a perfect choice for creating brilliant images made to last.

Specifications

Manufacturer Epson
Mfg Part# B11B176011
SKU 201700735
UPC 010343854093
UPC 14 00010343854093
Features
Professional level 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution
3.4 Dmax for wide dynamic range and greater image quality
Powerful Epson Easy Photo Fix™ to restore faded color photos
Built-in transparency unit with dedicated light source for better scan uniformity
Versatile scanning with film holders for 35mm negatives, slides and 2-1/4" transparencies
Powerful software package for photo and document scanning; includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Tech Specs
Scanner Type
Flatbed color image scanner with Digital ICE™ Technology for Film
Photoelectric Device
Color Epson MatrixCCD™ line sensor
Optical Resolution
4800 dpi
Hardware Resolution
4800 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive™ technology
Maximum Resolution
12,800 x 12,800 dpi with software interpolation
Effective Pixels
40,800 x 56,160 (4800 dpi)
Color Hardware Bit Depth
48-bits per pixel internal, 48-bits per pixel external (External bit depth is selectable to 48 bits depending on the image editing software.)
Grayscale Hardware Bit Depth
16-bits per pixel internal, 16-bits per pixel external (External bit depth is selectable to 16 bits depending on the image editing software.)
Optical Density
3.4 Dmax
Transparency Unit
2.7" x 9.3" Transparency Adapter built-in lid, 12 35mm negative, 4 35mm slide, 1 2-1/4", 6x12cm or 120/220mm (medium format) capacity
Optional Equipment 30-page Automatic Document Feeder
Buttons
4 buttons; Scan, Copy, E-mail, PDF
Maximum Read Area
8.5" x 11.7" (21.6cm x 29.7cm)
Light Source
White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Interface
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Scanning Speed
4800 dpi high-speed mode: Monochrome 16.96 msec/line; Full color 16.96 msec/line
Reliability
MCBF - 36,000 cycles
Environment Conditions
Temperature: Operating 410 F to 950 F (50 to 350C), Humidity: Operating 10% to 80%, storage 10% to 85% (no condensation)
Power Requirements
Voltage: AC100 - 120V, Frequency: 50 - 60hz, Power Consumption: 20W
Windows Requirements
IBM® compatible PC with Pentium® II equivalent or higher processor. USB: Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me or Windows XP Home Edition/XP Professional. Hi-Speed USB 2.0: Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Home Edition/XP Professional. 128MB RAM (512MB recommended for Digital ICE), 350MB of available hard disk space minimum (1GB recommended for Digital ICE), CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), available USB connection (Hi-Speed USB 2.0 recommend for optimum performance).
Macintosh Requirements
iMac® or any G3 or later with built-in USB. USB: Mac OS X 10.2.x and OS 10.3.x. Hi-Speed USB 2.0: Mac OS X 10.2.7 or later. 128MB RAM (512MB recommended for Digital ICE), 450MB of available hard disk space minimum (1GB recommended for Digital ICE), CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), available USB connection.
Physical Dimensions
Width: 10.71" (272mm), Depth: 18.7" (475mm), Height: 4.5" (113mm), Weight: 9.1 lb (4.113 kg approx.)
Software
Adobe® Photoshope® Elements, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR, Epson Creativity Suite, NewSoft™ Presto!® BizCard, Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix™ Technology
Warranty
One year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada
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