I am in the midst of archiving thousands of family photographs, going back almost 100 years. I’ve been doing it on a flatbed, but when I saw the $649 Epson FastFoto FF-640 I realized how many countless hours it could save me. Don’t look at the price and think it is too expensive, because it is totally worth it… read on to find out why.
Just load the pictures in the feeder and the FF-64o will scan them at the rate of 1 per second. So load 15 pictures, and 15 seconds later they are all scanned. This sounds amazing as it is, it gets better from there.
The FF-640 scans both the front and the back automatically and simultaneously, so any notes written on the back are preserved. It also creates a raw scan and a color corrected scan of the photograph itself. So, you actually get three images per picture, at a second each. Amazing!
Given what it does, the $649 price is more than reasonable. Memories going back generations are priceless, aren’t they? Having an FF-640 could be the difference between preserving them, and letting them sit in a box.