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Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
6.5 out of 10

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

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Overall 10
10

I have been using my Epson perfection 4990i photo scanner ...

NC_NorthStar., Amazon
3 February 2015
  • Summary: I have been using my Epson perfection 4990i photo scanner for a number of years now. It continues to perform flawlessly giving very high publication quality scans of slides, negatives and color negatives. The ONLY drawback is it will not run on Windows 7 or newer OS, thus requiring me to keep my old computer using Windows XP going. But, so far, still absolutely no issues with scanning quality.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome product! Great value for the money!

newhaven50, Ebay
10 October 2013
Overall 10
10

Very good choice for 8 x 10 transparency scanner

1971collectcom, Ebay
19 July 2011
  • Summary: First I have to say, I bought from an excellent seller. It is always a good thing to find an honest seller who has taken good care of your purchase. This is a flat bed scanner on the high end of the Epson perfection line which also comes with 8 x 10 transparency and film capability. Epson still lets you get win xp, vista, and win 7 drivers off their site, so you can get drivers easily. Others brands may not be so easy to find drivers for.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not Great

Ernest Pergrem, Amazon
21 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this scanner based on the number of positive reviews that it had received. It is a good photo scanner, but I'm not so sure a great photo scanner. Perhaps it's just Epson's default settings, but I'm not a professional so I place a lot of faith on it being right 'out of the box'. I have a less expensive HP 5370C that does a much better job on transparency scans (slides, negatives, etc.) I also do a lot of line art scans involving pastels.
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Overall 10
10

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo Scanner

Amazon Customer "San Francisco Pete", Amazon
7 December 2007
  • Summary: This is my fourth scanner, and with it, I can do practically everything. with very hard work, I scanned my 14000 slides with an older scanner - with this one I could have done it more that twice as fast. It even scans the very small negatives of my wife's old Minolta quite well, not to mention the 500 4X6 negatives I scanned. Normal scanning is a snap. I can recommend this scanner to anybody who is willing to spend a bit extra for versatility and quality.
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Overall 2
2.0

a disaster

Wels Musgrave, Amazon
17 October 2007
  • Summary: After two weeks of trying to implement e-mail instructions from Epson, this scanner still refused to work. I returned it to seller and was informed it was phased out by Epson. Good! Now no one else will suffer the frustrations of trying to get this scanner to operate.
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Overall 10
10

Epson Perfection 4990 Photo Scanner

Glenn Bateman, Amazon
12 October 2007
  • Summary: This might be more than you were planning to spend on a scanner, but you won't be sorry. Seems well made and produces outstanding scans. I have been using it for photos and some quite old 35mm slides and have been very pleased with the quality, speed and ease of use.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent in just about every way

ZimFromIrk, Amazon
28 September 2007
  • Summary: I've been looking for a way to scan slides and negatives and tried an Acer ScanWit a few years ago. But it was SCSI, could only scan four slides or one negative strip at a time and removing dust and scratches from the resulting images was really tedious. So I gave up pretty quickly and put the binders of negatives and slides back on the shelf. Finally, last month I figured I'd try again.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding!!!!!!

JJM "JJM", Amazon
18 September 2007
  • Summary: To summarize, I just have to say, this device scans perfectly! If your looking to get your money's worth and get excellent quality scans, then look no further. Trust me, you WON'T be disappointed!
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Overall 10
10

Worth the price twice over

Alethiae "Kerath25", Amazon
16 September 2007
  • Summary: After doing a lot of research on which scanner would be the best for our photo-archiving project, I settled on the 4990 because of the great feature set and the consistently high reviews. After playing with my machine for about a month now, I believe that not only is the 4990 a great tool on its own, but the software that accompanies it is, alone, well worth the price that I paid for both hardware and software.
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