The Epson v600 is an extremely high quality and versatile photo and document scanner thanks to its 6400 x 9600 dpi resolution that can reproduce prints in vivid detail up to 17″ x 22″.
The V600 can take care of all of your scanning requirements including photos, invoices, receipts and even 3D everyday objects.
It is a great way to share photos that have been sitting in your attic or in some dusty shoe box and haven’t seen the light of day in decades.
The Epson V600 – more than just a photo scanner
- As well as being able to scan slides, negatives and medium format prints, you can also scan books, magazines and documents.
- Use Digital Ice technology on your old photos to remove any creases, tears or any other perfections that are present.This will save you a lot of money by avoiding the high cost of professional photo editing
- Digital Ice is also available for film, removing the appearance of dust, scratches and other nasties that are present on slide, negative or medium format film
- Something called Easy Photo Fix is also available to correct photos that have color balance issues. A great addition to the V600 color scanner is the addition of Adobe Photo Elements which is great for any photographs that need further enhancement. It is a great program and easier to use than the more intensive Adobe Photoshop.
Enhance your productivity and save time
In addition to the scanning capabilities of the V600, this scanner is also customizable with 4 settings to help you quickly scan, scan to email, copy or create PDF’s with the touch of a button. You can also scan documents and convert them into editable text which is a great feature that you can have hours and hours of fun with.
What others are saying about the Epson V600
The vast majority of photo scanner reviews from people who bought this scanner were overwhelmingly positive.
DR Mackenzie from Sacramento, CA was one of those people and he/she left some helpful points to supplement this review.
Here is a portion of their original review:
First, this unit does a superb job of scanning both slides and film, so that part worked out very well. At first, I scanned at 4800 dpi, but after a bit, realized that 3600 dpi was more than enough resolution for most pictures.
People have said that the carrier is flimsy, but it wasn’t a problem. Tip — when scanning a lot of slides, tape the left and bottom sides of the carrier to the scanner chassis (not the glass). You can quickly drop slides into the slots and later remove them, without the carrier shifting.
A lot of people were put off by the Epson software, and suggested Vuescan. I demo’d Vuescan, and wasn’t impressed. Why spend a bunch of time modifying the image before the scan, when it is so much easier to make adjustments later in Photoshop 7 (supplied with the scanner)?
All I really want to do when scanning is to get a decent version of the image, minimizing clipping, etc., without investing a lot of time. I also like the way Epson auto-cropped the pictures for me.
There is a step by step method for getting the most out of the included Epson software, and you can read the rest of this helpful review here if you do decide to purchase this scanner.
For those of you who are still unsure, it really is a case of tinkering with the settings to suit your personal needs and to get the most out of the product.
While this can be said for almost any product, people should not be disappointed if they don’t get the results they are looking for straight out of the box. Some minor customization might be the only thing separating you from what you want to get out of your photos.
What you get in the box
- Perfection V600 Photo color scanner
- Transparency unit (built into lid)
- Film holders for: 35mm film and mounted slides & 6 x 22 cm medium-format film
- Scanner software CD-Rom
- Adobe Photoshop Elements DVD
- Start Here poster
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
- AC adapter and power cable
How much should you pay?
You shouldn’t be paying more than $200 for the Epson V600. Buy it now on Amazon for under $180 and you can also receive free shipping.
The Epson v600 has received an awesome response from 99% of the consumers who purchased it. Perhaps the only negative point is the Digital Ice software that can produce some strange results, depending on the photo that it is attempting to fix.
Some have reported that Digital Ice works well for slide film and medium format, but not so well on prints.
If you get bad results with the included software, my advice would be to scan and edit the photo in Elements or Photoshop afterwards and you will get much better results. You really have to take it on a photo by photo basis as results will differ.
Overall this is a great photo scanner that gets the job done with a minimum of fuss, which is what we all want in this modern day hectic lifestyle.
The V600 represents great value for money and my advice would be to seriously consider upgrading to this scanner if you have had an older model for a number of years now.
If, on the other hand, you had the V500 or something of equivalent age or value, then perhaps hang onto it or go for something better as the differences are negligible.
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