Bring Your Pictures into the Digital Age with the Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner

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Do you, like me, have boxes of old pictures and greeting cards that are just begging to move into the digital age? Thankfully Epson recently announced the solution.The Epson Perfection V550 Photo offers “superior quality scanning and the ability to upload scans directly to services like Facebook and Picasa”. Just $199.99. 

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Equipped with Easy Photo Fix so you can restore and enhance the quality of scanned photos and film. The Epson Perfection V550 Photo offers:

  • Outstanding Resolution with 6400 dpi resolution, a 3.4 Dmax and 48-bit depth (internal/external), users can create extraordinary enlargements up to 17” x 22” with brilliant true-to-life colors
  • Powerful Productivity and Versatility so users can save time and easily scan multiple 35mm slides, negatives and medium-format film up to 6 x 22 cm, at one time, with the built-in Transparency Unit (TPU); additionally, auto-edge detection allows users to scan multiple photos at one time by cropping each image and saving each as a separate file
  • One-Touch Performance so users can instantly copy, scan-to-email and create PDFs with customizable buttons
  • ReadyScan® LED Technology that enables fast scan speeds, eliminates warm-up time and decreases power consumption; ReadyScan LED technology is also mercury-free
  • ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR that converts scanned documents into editable text

True story — I was recently visiting with someone who used to be a student and has now become a friend. When he was a teen I took him, along with 23 other teens to Israel. Toward the end of our visit, he pulled out a photo album and showed me all the (terrifying) pictures of me. (Seriously… what WAS I thinking when I purchased those glasses?!) I would have loved for him to have been able to simply press a few buttons and share them all with me. This scanner makes that possible.

With the holidays on the way more quickly than any of us would like, there no better time to go grab those old boxes of memories and turn them into something you can both share and enjoy. At under $200, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner may be the perfect pre-holiday gift to yourself.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.