Epson Perfection 4870 Photo Scanner Software Mac

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VueScan is compatible with the Epson Perfection 4870 on Windows x86, Windows x64, Windows RT, Windows 10 ARM, Mac OS X and Linux.

The DIGITAL ICE (Image Correction and Enhancement) technology is built into the Perfection 4870 scanner and works along with the included DIGITAL ICE software. This combination of hardware and software lets you scan, correct, and restore your photos in. Epson Perfection 4870 Pro is a popular option in the middle of the photo scanners price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling photo scanners and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as HP ScanJet 4600 or Hp 5530 Photosmart. Epson Perfection 4870 Pro is $49.96 more expensive than an average photo scanner ($199.99).

If VueScan isn't working with the Firewire cable, try a USB cable, try a different Firewire port or a different Firewire cable.

This scanner has an infrared lamp for scanning film. VueScan's 'Filter Infrared clean' option can be used to remove dust spots from film scans. This is similar to (and we think better than) the ICE and FARE algorithms.

It scans with visible light in the first pass and with infrared light in the second pass.


Infrared cleaning works well with all types of color negative and color slide film, including Kodachrome. However, silver-based black/white film doesn't work with infrared cleaning because the silver particles look the same in visible light and infrared light.

If you're using Windows and you've installed a Epson driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver.

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You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

Epson Perfection 4870 Photo Scanner Software Mac Free

Epson sold this scanner in some countries as the GT-X700.