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  • ContentsPerfection V550 Photo User's Guide.......................................................................................................... 7Scanner Basics............................................................................................................................................ 8

    Scanner Parts Locations ...................................................................................................................... 8Scanner Parts.................................................................................................................................. 8Scanner Buttons and Lights........................................................................................................... 12

    Changing the Power Off Timer Setting ............................................................................................... 13Placing Originals on the Scanner ............................................................................................................ 15

    Placing Originals on the Scanner Glass ............................................................................................. 15Placing Film or Slides on the Scanner................................................................................................ 17

    Removing the Document Mat ........................................................................................................ 17Placing 35 mm Film Strips on the Scanner .................................................................................... 19Placing Medium Format Film on the Scanner ................................................................................ 22Placing 35 mm Slides on the Scanner ........................................................................................... 25Replacing the Document Mat ........................................................................................................ 26

    Scanning .................................................................................................................................................... 28Starting a Scan................................................................................................................................... 28

    Starting a Scan from a Scanner Button.......................................................................................... 28Changing Default Scan Button Settings.................................................................................... 30

    Starting a Scan Using the Epson Scan Icon .................................................................................. 31Starting a Scan Using Easy Photo Scan........................................................................................ 32Starting a Scan from a Scanning Program..................................................................................... 34

    Selecting Epson Scan Settings .......................................................................................................... 35Scan Modes................................................................................................................................... 36Selecting the Scan Mode............................................................................................................... 36Scanning in Full Auto Mode........................................................................................................... 37

    Available Image Adjustments - Full Auto Mode......................................................................... 40Scanning in Home Mode ............................................................................................................... 40

    Selecting a Scan Area - Home Mode ........................................................................................ 42Available Image Adjustments - Home Mode ............................................................................. 45

    Scanning in Office Mode................................................................................................................ 46

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  • Selecting a Scan Area - Office Mode ........................................................................................ 48Available Image Adjustments - Office Mode ............................................................................. 50

    Scanning in Professional Mode ..................................................................................................... 51Available Image Types - Professional Mode ............................................................................. 53Available Image Adjustments - Professional Mode ................................................................... 54Selecting a Scan Size - Professional Mode............................................................................... 57

    Image Preview Guidelines............................................................................................................. 60Scan Resolution Guidelines .......................................................................................................... 60Selecting Scan File Settings .......................................................................................................... 61

    Available Scanned File Types and Optional Settings................................................................ 62Scanning Special Projects.................................................................................................................. 63

    Restoring Photo Colors as You Scan ............................................................................................ 64Removing Dust and Scratch Marks Using DIGITAL ICE Technology ............................................ 64

    DIGITAL ICE Technology Specifications .................................................................................. 66Scanning to a PDF File.................................................................................................................. 67Scanning to a PDF File Using a Scanner Button ........................................................................... 69

    Available Image Adjustments - Scan to PDF Settings............................................................... 74Convert Scanned Documents to Editable Text (OCR)................................................................... 75

    Scanning Using OCR - Windows .............................................................................................. 75Scanning Using OCR - Mac OS X............................................................................................. 77

    Using the Scanner as a Copier - Copy Utility ................................................................................. 79Source Type Settings - Copy Utility........................................................................................... 81

    Scanning Directly to an Email ........................................................................................................ 81Cleaning and Transporting Your Scanner............................................................................................... 83

    Cleaning Your Scanner ...................................................................................................................... 83Transporting Your Scanner ................................................................................................................ 83

    Solving Problems ...................................................................................................................................... 85Scanner Light Status .......................................................................................................................... 85Solving Scanning Problems ............................................................................................................... 86

    Scanner Does Not Turn On or Turns Off Unexpectedly................................................................. 87Scanner Buttons Do Not Work as Expected .................................................................................. 87Scanning Software Does Not Operate Correctly ........................................................................... 87Cannot Start Epson Scan .............................................................................................................. 88

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  • Scanning is Slow ........................................................................................................................... 89Solving Scanned Image Quality Problems ......................................................................................... 89

    Image Consists of a Few Dots Only............................................................................................... 90Line of Dots Appears in All Scanned Images................................................................................. 90Straight Lines in an Image Appear Crooked .................................................................................. 90Image is Distorted or Blurry ........................................................................................................... 90Image Colors are Patchy at the Edges .......................................................................................... 91Image is Too Dark ......................................................................................................................... 91Back of Original Image Appears in Scanned Image ...................................................................... 91Ripple Patterns Appear in an Image .............................................................................................. 91Image is Scanned Upside-Down ...................