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Epson Perfection 2580 Photo

Epson Perfection 2580 Photo
alaScore 78

78 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 2580 Photo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 78 reviews)

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Epson Perfection 2580 Photo


This fast, easy-to-use flatbed scanner has a film feeder built into its lid.

The Epson Perfection 2580 is most useful for people who want to digitize batches of 35mm negatives.

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Epson Perfection 2580 Photo


The Epson Perfection 2580 Photo ($150 street) makes a decent stab at photo scanning, with overall scores of good for slides and photos, and quality scores of good for slides and the high end of good for prints. But it has some limitations when it comes...

Better than average slide scan quality for a flatbed scanner. Good OCR accuracy. Color-restore feature for faded photos

No ADF. Automated film scan doesn't work well for black-and-white film. Scans only one slide at a time

The Epson Perfection 2580 Photo scanner is a fine entry, with a couple of flaws. In particular, the automatic scan for strips of film performed poorly with black-and-white negatives. Both photo and slide scan quality, however, are better than average...

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Epson Perfection 2580 photo color scanner


A very good scanner and software products, however, I am disappointed that there was no method to auto hold the lid up/open while you load the item to be scanned. You have to use one hand to hold the lid up while using the other hand to place item to...

speed, ease of use and scan features

Lack of method to auto hold the lid up while loading


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Epson Perfection 2580 photo color scanner


I am working on making a slideshow of old pictures and I needed a scanner to get them onto my PC. This scanner does a great job of capturing the picture color. I tried the negitive scanner with one strip of images, and I didn't think it was as hard as...

High quality images and a good software pacage

Can be slow and a little noisey

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Epson Perfection 2580 photo color scanner


WARNING TO ALL USER AND WOULD BE BUYERS I bought Epson 2580 here in the Philippines LAst July 2,2005. I noticed immediately since I put the scanner on the space above my computertable a whitish stain inside the glass when the scanner lamp is on.It...

makes great scans including the film scanner although it still depends on how good the films are

A whitish stain inside the glass is bothersome(cannot be seen without the scanning lamp on)

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Epson Perfection 2580 photo color scanner


I bought this one to make some decent negative scans. I was able to do a couple with different settings and compare the results.

did not have time to figure any

XP hang 3 times in less than 24 hours

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Epson Perfection 2580 photo color scanner


I bought this as I wanted to scan my stack of photos during this 4th July weekend. It is rather slow. It took around 3 min to do 24 bit color and 600dpi. I feel that too much.

AutoFeed for Films

Very slow for 48 color or higher DPI scans. Low quality software

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epson finally gets it right


this printer is the bomb, second to none as far as i am concerned.

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New boat anchor


sharp looking, compact size, copy feature great

inner side cover hard to handle,software could be better

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Looks nice.

Not fast enoughNoisy--irritating whining sound--much louder than other scanners


Product Specifications

Digitize and restore stacks of negatives in just a few simple steps - and rediscover moments from the past! It's all possible with the Epson Perfection 2580 Photo. With its new, easy-to-use Auto Film Loader, anyone can quickly scan and view individual frames of 35mm negatives. And, with one-touch color restoration through exclusive Epson Easy Photo Fix, it couldn't be easier to bring back the brilliance of every cherished event. Best of all, with astounding 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution, it's a snap to achieve remarkable detail, ideal for reprints and enlargements. Fully automatic scanning and other innovative features make it easy to scan photos, film, or text with consistently vivid results, while Epson Smart Panel and convenient bundled software allow for added creativity. And, with Hi-Speed USB 2.0, the Epson Perfection 2580 Photo speeds through every scan. That, combined with the remarkable efficiency of the Auto Film Loader, makes it simple to archive and organize boxes of negatives in a flash. Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh , the Epson Perfection 2580 Photo provides the ideal solution for any scanning task. Offering incredible versatility and detail in one affordable solution, it's the perfect choice for bringing old memories to life.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:2580 PHOTO
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Perfection


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional