Epson Perfection scanner

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by eugene, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. eugene

    eugene Guest

    Does anybody use the 4490 model? My elderly Parish Priest is a photo
    enthusiast and has thousands of old negs which he wants to scan. I am not
    familiar with his scanner and I am having problems trying to get it to scan
    film. It should be all pretty straightforward but when selecting the
    document type, I cannot get the film selection to highlight and it is
    therefore permanently in document. I just cannot get this thing to work
    properly and I believe that the solution is simple and that I am just
    missing something. Can anybody please enlighten me? He didn't get a manual
    with the scanner (or he has lost it) and I am trying to sort this from my
    own house (he lives a bit away from me) so that makes this even more
    difficult. Anybody able to help us..................please?
    eugene, Apr 13, 2007
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  2. 1. The light source in the lid needs to be connected. Is it connected?
    2. The film holder needs to be placed on the scanner in the correct

    But it's probably 1.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Apr 13, 2007
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  3. eugene

    eugene Guest

    thanks, I'll check that one for Fr C
    eugene, Apr 13, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    In order to scan negatives with a Perfection scanner you need to remove
    the white rectangular mat on the interior of the lid to expose the light

    Dave, Apr 13, 2007
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    ray Guest

    You should be able to find a manual online at the epson web site. I have
    that model working fine on Linux using the 'iscan' software from the web site. I've been scanning negatives from my mother's cache of
    old negatives - 110, 35mm, and 2.25 inch.
    ray, Apr 13, 2007
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    Paul Allen Guest

    I've got both iscan and XSane installed with my 4490, and I can't see
    any way to get rid of the orange cast short of heroic measures in the
    GIMP. I've mostly used XSane because iscan seems rather primitive by
    comparison. Has iscan got a "do the right thing" button for negatives
    that I've missed? :)

    Paul Allen
    Paul Allen, Apr 14, 2007
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