By Andrew Liszewski
Most scanners that boast the ability to remove dust, scratches and other damage on a photo just include a few bundled software applications like Photohshop Elements for dealing with the problem, but the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner includes the Digital ICE hardware and software technologies to correct image defects all within the scanner. When dealing with film negatives an infrared sensor is used in multiple passes to map out and remove dust and scratches on the surface of the film, while prints are handled slightly differently using two lamps at different angles to map out differences in shadows which reveal and allow defects like tears, folds and creases to be repaired.
The V-750M Pro is also able to scan to a maximum resolution of 6400dpi, and will automatically select from one of two different lenses depending on your desired scan resolution for optimal results. Of course with a price tag of $849.99 it’s targeted towards digital imaging professionals instead of regular home use, but if you’ve got a shoebox full of ill-kept photos to process, it could make your life a heck of a lot easier.