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Old 06-20-2011, 02:55 AM
 
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Epson Perfection 4990 scanner

Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Currently 5.0/5.0

The Epson Perfection 4990 scanner is a flatbed scanner that has all kinds of incredible capabilities, but is able to offer all of these things for a much lower price than some of it's competitors that aims to cater to both families who need to scan old photographs that they want to keep as memories, as well as professionals that need to scan important documents.

Epson Perfection 4990 scanner is quite aesthetically pleasing - it is round, grey and metallic, with a motion sensor that lets you know when the scanning is actually happening. The scanner also does not take up too much desktop space, and weighs in at just under 15 pounds. The physical controls are simply one power-up button and a small light with many of the actual action being handled by the scanning software.

The Epson Perfection 4990 scanner is able to handle both prints as well as film - the Epson Perfection 4990 scanner uses a light at the top of the scanner to scan film, with the film being buckled in by plastic frames, which helps to ensure that the prints stay in place. The Epson Perfection 4990 scanner has all kinds of software, including Photoshop, character recognition software, as well as scanning utilities of all kinds. The software is also incredibly well designed. There all kinds of different scanning utilities, which can be a little bit difficult to understand if you are unfamiliar with other kinds of scanners, but will become easy to use and understand with a little bit of use. The Epson Perfection 4990 scanner also comes with software that you will definitely want to take advantage of.

Overall, the Epson Perfection 4990 scanner is a fantastic scanner with all kinds of utilities that you will want to use. It also has great capabilities for both documents and film.

Review by professional reviewer, Dec. 8, 2010
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