Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection 3490 Photo
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6 January 2010
Summary: Works well. Good resolution, relatively quick. Only real downside is that its pretty loud when you're previewing (at least if you have "fast preview" enabled). during the actual scan it's not loud because the scanning head isn't moving so fast.
Summary: This is a very good and economical scanner. It is much more reliable than the two Visoneer Scanners I previously owned. They were always losing their connections midway through a scan, at boot up, etc. I can count on this machine.
Summary: As typical from Amazon, delivery was excellent. Product worked right out of the box. Excellent software included and due to TWAIN, can be used with any application that allows access to scanning. Large and small photos, gray scale or color, scan perfectly.
Summary: I wanted to make a DVD slideshow with the family slides. Some have faded and have mildew. This scanner fixes the faded ones nicely but has trouble with the ones that are too dark. It is slow, it took 12 hours to scan 150 slides. I still have about 500 to go. This scanner is rather noisy too.
Summary: Works great, easy install. I've gotten used to my ultra thin Canon, so it is a little on the bulky side to me, but not too bad. The only real complaint I have is the lack of options on the negative scans. It only scan's 35mm film.
extremely affordable solution for scanning film negatives at home, with a few caveats
Nicholas R. Bennett, Amazon
13 December 2005
Summary: After reading numerous positive reviews of this scanner, both on Amazon and elsewhere, I decided to get it to do film negative scanning at home. So far I've been very happy with it. I just have a few warnings/caveats for others: 1. Having a cat, I have major dust problems in the house.
Excerpt: I've been using the Epson Perfection 3490 Photo for about six months. Having used an older model Epson for several years I was happy to stay with the brand. This is an A4 flatbed scanner with good software which can be used to scan at the press of a button, there are in fact four buttons Start,...
Excerpt: If You are a general user then this is deffinately the scanner for you. It is incredibly easy to use, no hassle, no fuss. It has three basic options: Full auto mode This mode, is as it suggests, automatic.
Excerpt: I bought this scanner when my old one conked out and have to say that I'm very impressed! I primarily use it for scanning jewellery items to put on my website and the detail that this scanner picks up is amazing.
Pros: Good Quality images
Cons: Seems to take ages to scan high detail items