An automatic photo scanner is a scanner that can scan multiple photos, documents, or even business cards through a feeder and can work with minimum manual intervention. Featured here is the Epson Perfection 2480 Limited Edition.
Featured Automatic Photo Scanner
Quickly scan stacks of 4″ x 6″ photos or business cards. The Epson Perfection 2480 Limited Edition can be used to automatically scan documents, images and even slides and negatives. With a resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi, it delivers consistently brilliant results. This automatic photo scanner package consists of the Epson Perfection 2480 and the Multi Photo/Business Card Feeder (see details below), which makes scanning multiple photos or documents very convenient and efficient without sacrificing quality. The Epson Perfection 2480 Limited Edition set bundles with it the Epson Easy Photo Fix for one-touch color restoration of faded photos, slides and negatives. Connectivity is through Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
The best reviews are those that come from satisfied customers who have used the product for a time:
“This automatic photo scanner itself produces very nice scans and is a competent piece of hardware. The real gem however is the feeder lid which has made the scanning of my collection of photos a breeze. No jams, no damage to the photos, and no hassle. Just drop a batch of up to 25 photos in the feeder mechanism and then go have a snack while the scanner does all the work. The included software does everything you need it to do – adjust color, crop, rotate, or remove red-eye – all with an easy to use interface.”
“I’ve been looking for an automatic photo scanner since I began – one with a photo sheet feeder. When I saw this one, I gave it a shot.
It works incredibly well. The photo feeder will pull up to 24 pics, scan, process, and eject them. You can define the folders and the scan quality for the process. With good condition photos, I have not had a single jam – very impressive.
Some photos I have were in albums, and after peeling them off, were curled. The feeder did take these in too, but with only occassional jamming.
The automatic feeder in general though is very impressive.
The process is not very fast – maybe about a minute or so per print. So this is not something to sit and wait for. Do something else and then come back to add prints, or set it up to do a stack at night.
The scan qualities are very good. Color and sharpness are fine. The quality of the scan is dependent on the quality of the original of course.
I’ve also scanned using the flat bed – this works very well too. If you put multiple prints on the glass, and separate them with some space, the software will recognize them and scan them in as separate images.”
Get more information and current price here: Epson Perfection 2480 Limited Edition Scanner with Feeder
In case you already have an existing Epson Perfection Scanner (2480, 2580, 3490 or 3590), you can turn it into an automatic photo scanner by coupling it with the Epson PHOTO AND BUSINESS CARD FEEDER.
This is a multi-photo/business card feeder that works perfectly with Epson Perfection 2480, Epson Perfection 2580, Epson Perfection 3490, Epson Perfection 3590. Scans a stack of up to 24 4″ x 6″ photos or business cards.
Some satisfied customer reviews:
1000 Scans and No Jams
I purchased an epson perfection 2480 automatic photo scanner a couple of years ago and after having scanned more than 1000 photos over the last several weeks, I am convinced that this is the best of its kind (automatic photo scanner with feeder) in the market. I also have an HP photo scanner which routinely jams, the software freezes up, and numerous reboots are required. Not so with this scanner and feeder. It takes up to 30 photos of the same size, and scans them without a hitch. The software is adequate and provides enough flexibility as to the types of scans (whether photographs or business cards) that you can adjust for your preferences. Easy to use, works great!
3000 pictures and counting
This automatic photo scanner feeder is so great I must post a review. I have scanned over 3,000 pictures with this feeder and my Espon 3490 scanner in about a month. The process is simple. You put pictures in the scanner, press the button, and come back later and you photos are scanned in. It scans about 10 per hour. The speed depends on your computer’s power since it uses you CPU to adjust the scan. If you have an Espon scanner that works with this feeder it is a must buy.
I’ll second that 5 star review
Works like a charm. A little bit slow but by far a better solution than scanning by hand. Remember to wipe the dust off of the flatbed after each batch.
Get more information and current price here: Epson Automatic PHOTO AND BUSINESS CARD Scanner
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Source of above reviews: Amazon. Slightly reworded.