Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
Image quality is more than a number. The resolution of a scanner gives an idea of its enlargement power, but the image quality of a scanner also depends greatly on the sensor and lenses used within the scanner's optical system and how well they reproduce color, tonality and gradations with little to no mechanical noise. These qualities are measured by the specification called Optical Density.
Optical Density Evaluation of Scanners
In a study performed by NSTL of a range of scanner models from four vendors, the four Epson models consistently yielded higher maximum optical density values. Higher optical density means better shadow detail and more mid-range tones.
Complete Photo Restoration Solution
With Easy Photo Fix® and Digital ICE® technologies, your Epson scanner can be your complete photo restoration solution – Certain features in the Easy Photo Fix suite can be combined with each other or paired with Digital ICE to provide a complete photo restoration solution for your images.
Use one-touch color restoration and Digital ICE for Film to bring back faded and scratched film. For scanners that support Digital ICE for Prints, combine this technology with one-touch color restoration to restore creased, torn and faded prints. Easy Photo Fix and Digital ICE options can be selected in the Home and Professional modes of the Epson Scan driver.
ReadyScan™ LED Technology
This energy-efficient light source uses less power, while ensuring greater productivity. And, there's no warmup time required. Best of all, with no mercury included, this LED technology is better for the environment than traditional cold cathode fluorescent lamps.
Easy Photo Fix® Technology
Epson Easy Photo Fix technology offers powerful, one-touch color restoration, Advanced Digital Dust Correction, backlight correction and grain reduction. This leading-edge technology makes it easy to restore faded photos, slides and negatives. Dig out that shoebox full of old, faded photos and restore the color with one touch. Just lay your faded photo on the scanner bed and, with a simple mouse click, you can bring those faded photos back to life. You'll be amazed at how quick and easy it is.
Digital Ice® for Film
An image restoration solution that uses a unique combination of hardware and software to correct image defects. Digital ICE for Film technology uses an infrared sensor to detect dust and scratches on the surface of the film. In a multi-pass process, the dust/scratch is mapped out and carefully removed from the scanned image, leaving the composition and quality intact.