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. Oh, and there is no power off switch, you have to unplug it to turn it off.
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. The fact that this scanner will by default automatically save to the universal PDF format is another plus. I like the pre-scan automatic recognition feature.
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. Conversion from and to slides and film strips could be a bit less involved. Speed is average. A great buy for the money.
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. While 35mm is/was the most popular, there are a lot of different types out there. But I haven't found any other scanner that brags about scanning in all types of negatives either, so I guess I am stuck with this one.
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. Overall nice scanner, looks very high-tech.
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. You may think your flatbed scanner is clean, but when scanning 24mm x 36mm film negatives at 2400DPI you find a different story.
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, Copy, Scan to Email and Scan to PDF.
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. It assumes what is being scans and choses the recommended settings, for photos and documents, it is all you will ever really need.
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. The objects don't look flat and the picture looks as good as anything you would take with a camera. The software program that comes with it is really easy to use and has great features in it such as allowing you to restore old photos.
Pros: Good Quality images
Cons: Seems to take ages to scan high detail items