Epson launches dedicated photo scanner for social media, photo sharing sites cloud storage


PRLog (Press Release)[1] - Jan. 21, 2014 - Epson has announced the Middle East launch of its new photo scanner that allows users to scan and upload photos directly to social media, photo sharing websites and other cloud storage services. Featuring Digital ICE® Technology, which removes dust and scratches from damaged film, the Perfection V550 Photo Colour Scanner is the ideal scanner for photo enthusiasts who want to enhance their photo collection.

The Perfection V550 Photo allows users to share photos much more easily with friends and family by uploading scanned images directly to selected social media platforms and photo sharing sites such as Facebook or Picasa. Meanwhile, Digital Image Correction and Enhancement (ICE) Technology automatically removes dust, imperfections, scratches and fingerprints from scanned film, without the need for time-consuming manual retouching.

With a 6,400dpi resolution, an optical density of 3.4 Dmax and built-in transparency unit, the Perfection V550 Photo can easily scan a wide range of media from standard photographs, newspapers and A2-sized posters to filmstrips, mounted slides and medium format film with fast, high quality results.

Khalil El-Dalu, General Manager, Epson Middle East, said: “Packed full of technology and software to repair and restore original photographs, the Perfection V550 Photo scanner is ideal for users in the Middle East. It would be useful for anyone with a back catalogue of old memories that needs to be brought back to life. Thanks to Epson ReadyScan LED technology, this high-quality scanner is ready to work within seconds after switching on and does not require time to warm up.”


- Capture every detail with Epson Matrix CCD technology and 6,400dpi optical resolution

- Scan almost instantly with fast, energy efficient Epson ReadyScan LED Technology

- Scan positive and negative 35mm film strips and slides, as well as medium format film with built-in transparency unit

- Digital ICE® Technology automatically repairs damaged film by removing dust, imperfections, scratches and fingerprints

- Scan directly to cloud storage and photo sharing websites to archive and share photos online with Epson Easy Photo Scan software

- Restore colour, adjust backlight, and remove the appearance of dust on photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix software

- ArcSoft® Scan 'n' Stitch Deluxe™ software for scanning oversized originals up to A2

- 4 one-touch buttons – Start, Copy, Scan to email, scan to PDF

- Reduce energy bills and impact on the environment due to low power consumption

- Reduce energy bills and impact on the environment due to low power consumption

- ENERGY STAR compliant


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