Epson’s new FastFoto scanner
Epson’s new FastFoto scanner

Scan up to 30 photos in 30 seconds! Photographic memories and historical photos can be easily scanned, enhanced and shared in a few clicks. Gone are the days of rummaging through near thousands of photos to find that one you were looking for!

Epson has announced its FastFoto FF-680W scanner to help customers preserve and digitally share precious printed photos. This provides the perfect alternative to having stacks of photo albums and boxes containing hundreds of photos.

Manually positioning and scanning a printed photo can be time consuming, so when you have hundreds of photos it can seem like a monumental and unachievable task. Thanks to the auto feeder, the FastFoto FF-680W scanner provides the ultimate solution as it can scan up to 30 photos in 30 seconds1. It scans assorted shapes and sizes including standard, square, panoramic and instant photos, from 9x13cm up to 21x91cm (panoramic). It’s also intelligent, knowing when to scan both the front and back – automatically capturing special handwritten notes on the back of photos.

Enhancing thousands of photos is quick and easy with the FastFoto FF-680W using the included software. While you can opt to manually edit the photos, there’s a suite of impressive automatic features that you can individually select to ensure all photos are ready to share immediately. This includes cropping, rotating, restoring colours in faded photos and enhancing brightness, contrast and colour. There’s also the option to automatically save both an enhanced and original version of the scan – great if you want an untouched backup.

Sharing and storing files has been made easy too. The software allows you to choose a file type that’s right for your needs: small and easy to share JPEGs or large TIFFs for maximum image quality. Helping to put the next step in motion, the FastFoto software lets you share images via email, and automatically upload images to cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

This versatile scanner can be used for much more than photos; it can archive a range of single or double-sided papers at 45ppm, vertically up to A4. Scan and organise cherished and important documents such as school certificates and reports, kid’s drawings, newspaper clippings or just household admin. It can even handle panoramic images – great for digitising school group photos. And thanks to the OCR software, scanned documents are editable in Word or Excel and PDFs are searchable.

 

  • Automatically scan up to 30 photos in 30 seconds.
  • FastFoto software simplifies and speeds up processing with auto: cropping, deskew, rotation, restore faded colours (old photos), enhancement (brightness, contrast and colour), red-eye removal.
  • FastFoto software lets you share images via email, and directly upload images to cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Wi-Fi
  • It detects and captures special handwritten notes on the back of the photo automatically.
  • Scan photos with different shapes and sizes. It can scan standard, square, panoramic and instant photos, from 9x13cm up to 21x91cm (panoramic).
  • FastFoto software batch-processes photos and saves images efficiently e.g. option to save just an enhanced version, or with the original and enhanced version
  • Choose a file type that’s right for you: small and easy to share JPEGs or large TIFFs for maximum quality at 600dpi optical resolution.
  • Archiving single or double-sided papers at 45ppm3 from newspaper clippings and children’s drawings, to receipts, important school achievements, birth certificates, house deeds and household admin.
  • OCR software makes scanned documents editable in Word or Excel and PDFs are searchable.
  • Protect delicate photos, stamps or documents by scanning inside the supplied carrier sheet while in slow-scan mode.

Alice Ramsden de Gomez, product manager, Epson UK, says, “Treasured family photos shouldn’t be lost in dusty boxes – they deserve to be preserved and shared with family and friends. We think digitising these precious photos is the only solution. We’re confident that our FastFoto FF-680W scanner can simplify this process for even the biggest family photo collections. Speed might be its leading feature but don’t forget that it’s a complete solution from capturing the scan through to the efficient editing, storing and sharing of the files.”

Verdict: A true problem solver and a triumphant piece of technology every family could make use of. Enabling your most precious memories to be safe for generations to come. 

The FastFoto FF-680W is available from January 2018, priced at £549.99