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Cost-effective medium format scanning from Epson Perfection 3170 Photo

Cost-effective medium format scanning from Epson Perfection 3170 Photo - New flat bed scanner has fast scanning speeds and does multi film format

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Cost-effective medium format scanning from Epson Perfection 3170 PhotoBetter image quality, significantly faster scanning speeds and the ability to scan a wide variety of formats including medium format film are Epson's claims for the new Perfection 3170 Photo. It features new Epson Scan software offering powerful colour restoration capabilities and dust removal technology. Designed for photo enthusiasts looking for the very best in fast, multi-format scanning technology.

The Epson Perfection 3170 Photo has been designed to meet all of the photo and film scanning needs of the photo enthusiast and serious scanner user. Users benefit from an extremely high resolution of 3200dpi thanks to the Matrix CCD and revolutionary micro-lens technology, coupled with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity. A new PC-centric ASIC processor transfers image data at a higher quality and also processes the image with higher frequency than previous models.

As well as scanning photos the Perfection 3170 Photo also provides exceptional film support. New brighter lamps have been incorporated for improved negative film scanning and speeds are up to three times faster than was previously possible. Unusually at this price level, the scanner also incorporates an integrated film adapter that supports medium format film (6x9cm max.) or up to twelve 35mm film frames in one scan.

The Epson Perfection 3170 Photo has several new features including Epson's new driver software, Epson Scan. This works as driver software that sends image data to TWAIN compliant applications such as Adobe Photoshop, and also as a stand-alone application that saves images from data to file. The driver has three modes - full auto, home and professional - to cater for every level of expertise. There is also an Office Mode for use when using the optional ADF.

Colour restoration of faded or discoloured prints and film also forms a powerful part of the new Epson Scan software. A histogram dialogue enables users to see how the image is restored while an Auto Exposure engine ensures against the image becoming too saturated. To avoid dust noise in the scanned image, Epson Scan incorporates new Epson technology that fixes dust on the final scanned image.

High performance is complemented by a compact design that shares the silver and black finish of Epson's latest inkjet printer range.

"Exceptional processing quality for both photos and film, coupled with processing speeds up to three times faster than previous models make this one of the highest performing, most versatile scanning solutions on the market today." says Richard Baylis, Epson's Sales and Marketing Manager. "Epson believes that the cost-effective medium format film support capabilities will be very attractive to photo enthusiasts."

Epson Perfection 3170 Photo features summary

  • High resolution of 3200dpi due to Matrix CCD and revolutionary micro-lens
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 interface and a new high-speed PC-centric ASIC processor to ensure fast scanning
  • Ability to restore old and faded photos with the NEW Epson Scan Colour Restoration software
  • New Dust Removal software automatically removes dust particles from film scans
  • Powerful software packages for all scanning tasks, including image editing, text conversion and a business card reader (ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint, NewSoft Presto! BizCard 4.0LE, Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) Elements 2.0)
  • Built-in TPU for 35mm (x 12) and medium format (6x9cm) film
  • Maximum scan area of 8.5x11.7 (216x297mm)
  • Optional A4 Auto Document Feeder (ADF) for high volume document scanning - scanning speed of up to 4.5ppm.
  • Sleek, compact design adds style to any desktop
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