If you have a bunch of photographs stuffed inside various photo albums getting old and brittle with age, you may be wondering what you can do to save those paper photographs. Epson has unveiled a new color photo scanner called the Epson Perfection V550 that makes it easy to turn printed photos, negatives, or slides into full-color digital photographs.
The V550 is able to create enlargements of photographs and scans up to 17 x 22-inches. One of the coolest features of the photo scanner is that it can upload scanned images directly the social networks such as Facebook, Picasa and other popular cloud storage services. The scanner also has the ability to restore old photos and negatives at the touch of a button using Easy Photo Fix.
Images that have been scratched up by dust or age can also be fixed using the Digital Ice feature of the scanner. Epson also equips the scanner with ReadyScan LED technology meaning the scanner doesn’t have to warm-up before it’s ready to work. The scanner has a resolution of 6400 dpi with Epson MatrixCCD.
The maximum scan resolution is 12,800 dpi and the scanner has 48-bit color depth. Grayscale bit depth is 16-bit and the scan area is 8.5 x 11.7. Scanning speed is 21.00 msec/line in full color or grayscale. The scanner connects to Windows or Mac computers using a USB 2.0 port. The Epson Perfection V550 Photo scanner is available now for $199. Epson also recently launched a pair of all-in-one printers featuring Wi-Fi direct making it easy to print directly from compatible devices with no wireless network required.