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Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner


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A premium value for professional quality scans, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo delivers extraordinary results with 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution and an impressive 3.4 Dmax. This full-featured performer makes it easy for anyone to quickly restore, repair and renew classic photos, film and transparencies for stunning color reprints and enlargements. Powerful Digital ICE technology offers built-in dust and scratch removal capabilities for film, while Epson Easy Photo Fix provides one-touch color restoration. Together, these two features bring new life to faded or damaged originals. The Epson Perfection 4490 Photo offers fully automatic scanning for increased productivity, plus two advanced scanning modes for greater control. Convenient film holders accommodate multiple 35mm slides and negatives, plus medium format film. And, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ensures fast data transfer. There's even a fully featured software package that includes Adobe Photoshop Elements, ABBYY FineReader Sprint and more. Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh systems, this scanner provides an unbeatable solution for any task or project. Rich in quality and versatility, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo will highlight and optimize every detail. When partnered with an Epson Stylus ink jet printer, it's a perfect choice for creating brilliant images made to last.


Product Information
Mfr Part#B11B176011
Series Perfection
Model 4490
General Specifications
Image Sensor Epson Color MatrixCCD line sensor
Optical Resolution 4800 dpi Optical Resolution
Hardware Resolution 4800 x 9600 dpi Hardware Resolution
Interpolated Resolution 12,800 x 12,800 dpi Interpolated Resolution
Scan Speed B&W / Color Up to 9600 x 2400-optimized dpi (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200-input dpi)
Light Source Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
Optical Density 3.4 Dmax
Scan Area 8.5" x 11.7" scan area
Buttons 4 buttons - Scan, Copy, E-Mail and PDF
Color Depth 48-bit
Interface USB 2.0
Paper/Media Handling
Auto Document Feeder Optional
Slide / Negative Adapter Transparency Adapter built-in lid - 12 35mm negative, 4 35mm slide, 1 2-1/4", 6x12cm or 120/220mm (medium format) capacity
Max Document Size 8.5" x 11.7" maximum media size
System Requirements
Supported Windows Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 200, XP, Vista
Supported Macintosh Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2.x or later
Minimum Processor Supported Pentium II or faster; Power PC G3 or faster
Minimum RAM Required 128MB
Minimum Hard Drive Space Required 450MB
Power Supply AC Adapter
Voltage Required 99
Physcial Specifications
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.7" x 18.7" x 4.5"
Weight 9.1 lbs.
Package Contents
What's in the Box Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner; Film Holders for 35mm Negatives, Slides and 2.25" Medium-Format Film; Transparency Unit (built into lid); Epson Scan Software and Productivity CD; Adobe Photoshop Elements CD; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable; Epson Setup Sheet; AC Adapter and Cable
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 1 Year Limited
Labor 1 Year Limited

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  • Professional level 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution
  • 3.4 Dmax for wide dynamic range and greater image quality
  • Powerful Epson Easy Photo Fix™ to restore faded color photos
  • Built-in transparency unit with dedicated light source for better scan uniformity
  • Versatile scanning with film holders for 35mm negatives, slides and 2-1/4" transparencies
  • Powerful software package for photo and document scanning; includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Amazing Clarity and Detail
4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution for extraordinary enlargements from film
Powerful Image Restoration
DIGITAL ICE for Film removes the appearance of dust and scratches from film
One-touch Color Restoration
Bring faded color photos back to life effortlessly with Epson Easy Photo Fix
Built-in Transparency Unit
Scan multiple 35mm slides and negatives at one time
Take Your Photos Further
Full featured software package; includes Adobe Photoshop Elements
Optional Automatic Document Feeder
Archive important documents; scan multiple documents efficiently

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Features & Benefits

Enjoy professional level image quality at its best
  • True 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution and a 3.4 Dmax ensure precision color and detail
Remove dust and scratches from film
  • Includes powerful Digital ICE™ technology to use with slides and negatives
Restore faded color photos, slides and negatives
  • Epson Easy Photo Fix™ one-touch color restoration offers fully automatic scanning
Automatically scan multiple slides, negatives and transparencies
  • Convenient film holder makes it easy to quickly batch scan 35mm slides and negatives for greater productivity
Get exceptional quality when scanning slides and negatives
  • Includes a moving transparency light source for greater scan uniformity
Speed through every scan
  • Offers powerful Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (compatible with Windows® and Macintosh®)
Quality. Performance. Precision.
  • A premium value for professional quality scans, the Epson Perfection® 4490 Photo delivers extraordinary results with 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution and an impressive 3.4 Dmax

In the Box

  • Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner
  • 2.7" x 9.3" Transparency unit (built into lid)
  • Two Film Holders: 35mm slides and film strips and medium format
  • CD-ROM with Epson Scan software, productivity software and Electronic Reference Guide
  • CD-ROM with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
  • Epson Setup Sheet
  • AC adapter and power cable

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  • Parts: 1 Year Limited
  • Labor: 1 Year Limited

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