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Epson Perfection 4490

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Epson Perfection 4490

The Epson Perfection 4490 is a flatbed color image scanner with Digital ICE technology for film scanning. It has a Color Epson Matrix Charged Coupled Device (CCD) line sensor and a white cold cathode fluorescent lamp. Four hardware buttons are available on the Perfection 4490. These buttons can be used to instantly scan, copy, email, or create PDFs.

This scanner, which measures 10.71 x 4.5 x 18.7 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 8.8 pounds, connects to computers via Hi-Speed U…

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Epson Perfection 4490

The Epson Perfection 4490 is a flatbed color image scanner with Digital ICE technology for film scanning. It has a Color Epson Matrix Charged Coupled Device (CCD) line sensor and a white cold cathode fluorescent lamp. Four hardware buttons are available on the Perfection 4490. These buttons can be used to instantly scan, copy, email, or create PDFs.

This scanner, which measures 10.71 x 4.5 x 18.7 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 8.8 pounds, connects to computers via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. It is compatible with Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, WIndows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, and Windows XP Professional. It is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

The Perfection 4490 has a maximum read area of 8.5 x 11.7 inches. It has a built-in transparency adapter that measures 2.7 x 9.3 inches. This can be used to scan up to twelve 35-millimeter negatives or four 35-millimeter slides.

The Epson Perfection 4490 offers a 48-bit color depth and 40,800 x 56,160 effective pixels. It has a maximum hardware resolution of 4700 x 9600 dpi through its built-in Micro Step Drive technology. This resolution can be expanded to 12800 x 12800 with software interpolation. This scanner offers a scanning speed of 16.96 milliseconds per line when on the 4800 dpi high-speed mode for both monochrome and full color scanning.

Apart from a 1-year limited warranty card, the Epson Perfection 4490 ships with two film holders, Epson Scan and productivity software, Adobe Photoshop Elements, two film holders, a USB cable, and an AC adapter.

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    When I scan a photo, the scanned image is stretched in one axis. I think the photo is not one of the standard sizes, and it seems like the scanner is trying to adjust it to a standard size. How can I correct this problem? Thanks!

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