STATES CHRONICLE- The company Epson just released their FastFoto FF-640, a scanner that turns your old photos into digitalized ones in seconds.
We all know how difficult it is to search for your photos all over the house. You have so many photo albums, and you don’t know what to do with them. Well, this problem was resolved by Epson.
This scanner is not complicated to use, not even for those that don’t usually work with technology. The FastFoto also has a second scanner that can read the notes written on the back of the photos or the data stamp which makes it easier for everybody.
Epson’s new scanner costs $650 and can scan up to 30 photos, from 2×2 inch up to 8.5×120 inch. Only Windows users can scan the 8.5X120 inch photos; the Mac users can only scan up to 8.5×14.5-inch.
The scanner works really fast. Depending on how big the photo is, it takes from 1.6 seconds up to 4.2 seconds to scan them.
The Epson scanner is also very easy to install and use. You just need to read the software installation and connect the device to the computer via USB. It will have some configurations steps that you need to go through, like choosing the resolution and selecting what type of enhancements to perform automatically.
After you put the photos in the scanner, you need to press a button on the front and wait for it to launch a scan utility. A dialog can pop up to give you the ability to set a date and a keyword for the file name. It is very useful because you can put them in different files by years or period.
Once it scanned the entire stack and processed them it will launch an application. For Windows users, the application available is Epson’s own FastFoto app and for the Mac users, the applications are Finder, Photos on Preview.
These applications let you browse the photos, upload, edit or share them. It has some interesting editing options such as removing red-eye or restoring colors for old photos.
Another option is that you can add a date for the photos that appears as the creation date in the metadata.
Would you use the Epson scanner for your photos?