The scanner can scan up to one photo per second and saves them to the cloud for later use. The photo scanning system is intended to change the way people preserve and share the stacks of photos they have tucked away in their attics, basements, garages and closets.
“Whether it’s for a Throwback Thursday, a photo slideshow for graduation, a wedding, or another life event, before today, digitizing photographs with a flatbed scanner or scanning service has been a time consuming and expensive task,” said Larry Trevarthen, director, Commercial Printing and Scanning, Epson America, Inc. “Scanning shoeboxes of photos on a flatbed scanner can take hundreds of hours, and sending photos out to a scanning service is pricey and puts irreplaceable photos at risk of being lost or damaged. FastFoto offers a fast, easy and affordable solution for preserving a family’s legacy.”
The system contains a 30-photo auto feeder that scans photos to a designated hard drive, and offers tools that allow uploading to locations like Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive.
And unlike most scanners, FastFoto scans both the front and back of photos and postcards in a single pass, capturing dates and personal handwritten notes that are often found on the back of these photos.
To make some adjustments to photos, users can click the Smart Photo Fix (SPF) Technology feature, which automatically introduces color restoration for faded photos, red-eye reduction and auto enhancement features.
The Epson FastFoto FF-640 is now available through major retailer stores and on Epson’s website for $649.99.