Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner" and save 66% off the $199.99 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Create crystal-clear photo enlargements and scan slides, negatives, and medium-format film
- Easy Photo Fix quickly restores faded photos with one touch
- Digital Ice technology removes dust particles and scratches from images
- Energy-efficient LED light eliminates warm-up time while allowing faster scans
- 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty
There is a newer model of this item:
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Special offers and product promotions
Compare to similar items
This item Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
|Shipping||—||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||18.8 x 10.7 x 4.5 in||11 x 19 x 4.6 in||11.2 x 19.1 x 4.6 in||9.9 x 14.4 x 1.5 in||18.9 x 10.7 x 4.4 in||16.9 x 11.2 x 2.6 in|
The Epson Perfection V500 Photo offers extraordinary quality and versatility with 6400 dpi resolution and an LED light source for greater productivity -- all at an amazing value. Remove dust and scratches from slides, negatives and film. Or, restore faded color photos with one touch. Then, take your photos further with the included Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. When it's time to archive important documents, you can scan multiple documents fast with the optional automatic document feeder. It's all at your fingertips with this powerful performer. Best of all, the energy-efficient LED means you can work smarter with faster scans and lower power consumption. Plus, with no warmup time, it's easier than ever to get started.Reflective Scan Area 8.5" x 11.7".
From the Manufacturer
The Epson Perfection V500 Photo offers extraordinary quality and versatility with 6400 dpi resolution and a LED light source for greater productivity -- all at an amazing value. Remove dust and scratches from slides, negatives and film. Or, restore faded color photos with one touch. Then, take your photos further with the included Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. When it's time to archive important documents, you can scan multiple documents fast with the optional automatic document feeder. It's all at your fingertips with this powerful performer. Best of all, the energy-efficient LED means you can work smarter with faster scans and lower power consumption. Plus, with no warmup time, it's easier than ever to get started.
|This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified|
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy--plus they help us all save money while making a difference. Find out more about ENERGY STAR.
|This product is Certified for Windows Vista.|
Only Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease of use, better performance, and enhanced security on PCs running the Windows Vista operating system. Find out more.
Top customer reviews
I've scanned a variety of photograph prints with it, including some very old black and white prints for genealogy purposes. The quality is excellent. The software is intuitive and easy to use, and works great on the Mac. It's easy to select just a portion of the image to scan. The scanner is very quiet when scanning, you can hear it, but it's not too loud.
When scanning slides, there's a special tray insert you install in the scanner, that holds four slides. It positions them accurately so the scanner can locate them, and correctly scan just the photographic content. You also need to remove the padded surface on the lid of the scanner, so the light can pass through the slide when it is being scanned. Using the supplied software, you specify the format and scan quality (resolution) you want. It then scans all four slides, and produces a separate JPEG image file for each slide. Easy! I've been (slowly) going through lots of Kodak carousels of slides my father took back in the 1950s through the 1970s. Even with these old slides, the resulting quality of the scanned images is very good. It does take several minutes to scan each set of slides, so it is not a quick procedure. It's a good activity to do while you're already at the computer doing something else. There is also the ability to scan negatives, but I have never tried that, so I can't comment on it.
I've also scanned a variety of paper documents with it, both color and black and white, and it works fine for that as well. All in all, I have been extremely satisfied with this scanner.
I've had the scanner for over two months, and have scanned in...
...roughly 15 recent color prints
...2,784 black & white negatives from the early 1980s
...about 400 color slides, circa 1950s
So how did this turn out?
Scan Quality: In a word, excellent. For the photos, I found the color quality to be much closer to the picture than the scans with my prior scanner, such that I no longer have to fix the color levels in Photoshop Elements (PSE) or iPhoto. The color quality on the slides was also top notch, improving on the faded colors that the slides actually display. And the b&w negatives turned out great as well.
I started scanning in the color prints and slides using ICE, despite the loooong time it takes for each scan. I've used ICE in the past, via software plugins, and have been a big fan, so I was surprised that the ICE-processed scans were either not improved, or negatively impacted with regards to color accuracy. A disappointment to be sure, but I fortunately really didn't need it since the scanner is so good.
Note that I did not have any luck having the scanner remove dust and scratches, so I did this post-scan in PSE. However, I might not have properly configured the scan.
Ease of Use: After about 30 minutes of scanning with different combinations of settings, I finally figured out the optimal scan settings I needed. I'd rather this be more like 5 minutes! And of course I'd like a scanner plugin for PSE. But the Mac software supplied is sufficient to do the job.
Scan Duration: My expectation is that a flatbed scanner takes some amount of time for each scan that is not fast. With ICE turned off, the scan time was entirely reasonable, I believe 10-20 seconds per print. With ICE turned on, ouch. Only use ICE if you have a situation that demands it.
Overall, I'm very happy with this scanner and look forward to a long relationship!
Since I'm new to this I tried to educate myself. The website [...] is a great place to visit. His printing / scanning calculator is a great tool.
The first thing I did was scan a small number of prints, negatives, and slides at various resolutions to get timings and file sizes. Then I made some prints to see what the results looked like before I started scanning in earnest. Here are the results:
Scanning times will depend upon the power of your computer. The Epson scan driver uses a lot of CPU when it is running. My times are with a 2.80Ghz Celeron.
You can scan directly into Photoshop Elements after the Epson software has scanned it and done any desired corrections. However, I didn't see the need as Photoshop Elements takes a long time to load. I just saved the scans and will use Photoshop Elements as a separate step.
Prints: Only scanned 4x6 prints at 300 dpi, with and without software dust removal. Per print scan averages: 20 seconds without dust removal, 24 seconds with dust removal. File sizes were about 260KB. NOTE: the v500 will only scan three 4x6 photos at a time. You can fit four on the glass, but there isn't enough separation for each to be individually recognized.
35mm Slides: Scanned at 600, 1200, 1600, and 2400 dpi, with and without Digital Ice. Digital Ice, while doing a good job, takes forever. At 1200 dpi a single slide scan takes 136 seconds with DI, vs. 40 seconds without DI. Per slide scan averages, without DI, for 600, 1200, 1600, and 2400 dpi were 24, 40, 51, and 87 seconds. File sizes were 84, 296, 506, and 1,082 KB.
35mm Negatives: Scanned at 600, 1200, 1600, and 2400 dpi without Digital Ice. Per negative scan averages were 23, 35, 45, and 75 seconds. File sizes were 148, 438, 708, and 1,309 KB.
Prints: Dust removal did a decent job. 4x6 prints looked as good as the originals.
35mm Slides: I made 5x7 prints of the 1600 and 2400 dpi scans. [...] indicates that 1600 dpi is sufficient for 5x7 prints and 2400 dpi is almost sufficient for 8x10. Since these are primarily snapshots I decided that 1600 dpi was as good as I needed. If I was going to make 8x10s I'd scan at 3200 dpi. I could tell no difference between the prints made from 1600 or 2400 dpi scans.
35mm Negatives: Again 5x7 prints of the 1600 and 2400 dpi scans. Again, no discernible difference in the resultant prints.
I haven't tried to scan documents or to convert a scanned document to text.
All in all I'm very pleased with the product. I'm only just now realizing how much time it is going to take to scan my collection.