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Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner
alaScore 80

52 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection 3590 Photo ScannerEpson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanner

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Epson Perfection 3590 Photo


The Epson Perfection 3590 Photo is definitively a photo-centric scanner.

Automatic feeder for 35-mm negatives. Color-restore feature revives old photos. Scans directly to PDF format.

No automatic document feeder (ADF). Scans only one slide at a time.

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Oct, 2005

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

Epson Perfection 3590 Photo scanner


The Epson Perfection 3590 Photo is a fine choice if you are looking for an inexpensive, entry-level scanner. It did a very good job of capturing detail, but picky photographers might be disappointed with the visible color cast in default scanning modes.

Convenient built-in transparency unit with automatic film feeder ; includes efficient color-restoration software

Colors were a touch on the green side

The 3590 connects to your Mac via USB 2.0. It has a few buttons on the front that allow you to scan directly to PDF, to an e-mail program, or to your default printer. The buttons did work, but I still needed to click a few menu items on my computer's...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : staff (

Epson Perfection 3590 Photo review


A clever film-loading system isn't its only selling point

Scan quality ; Scanning times ; Value for money ; Clever filmstrip loading

The HP 4370 is cheaper ; Some moiré in halftones

Excellent all-round scan quality combined with speedy operation and a great price.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (

Epson Perfection 3590


A feature-packed scanner with a built-in adapter for scanning all those slides and negatives you've got sitting in your bottom drawer.

Our test scans came out a bit dark on the automatic settings.

Consumer review (

Price, performance,Quality


More quiet than my Umax model but I don't expect Scanners to be silent. So, I'm very pleased plus you know its working...LOL I rate the actually a 4.5 instead of a 5 because of the Negatives being so difficult to manually set settings to get the same...

Fast preview and intelligent scan system. Great for People who like to setup and scan without reading too much of the instructions I suggest you do read the basics but that took 15 minutes. The Automatic Photo(dust, color restore) and ocr touches are...

The Slides are slow in Full Auto mode, Manual Mode is Fast with slides as well. However I tried tweaking so I could just scan manually and got frustrated trying to match the Full Auto mode results so the full auto mode was the only way I could get...

Dec, 2005

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Price, performance,Quality


Fast preview and intelligent scan system.

The Slides are slow in Full Auto mode, Manual Mode is Fast with slides as well.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (



This scan is wonderful. Only issue is the noise. It is a little bit too loud when scannin, but picture quality and software bundle justify 5-star rate. Newegg shipping was incredible this time. Very fast.

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Not good for negatives

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (

Does a great job at an incredibly reasonable price


Very good scan quality, easy to use, self cleaning dust feature

A bit noisy, slow initial pre scan to scan time

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Does a great job at an incredibly reasonable price


I love doing graphics work in my free time and with the epson 3590 and adobe photo shop, there isnt a whole lot that can't be done. After a lot of research and trial and error, or maybe I should say buying and selling or just returning.. the 3590...

Very good scan quality, easy to use, self cleaning dust feature

A bit noisy, slow initial pre scan to scan time

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The Epson Perfection 3590 Photo is the quick and easy way to turn your photo collection into a digital album. Scan and restore faded memories from 35mm film, slides and photos, then print, enlarge or archive. Scanning is made easy with the Epson Perfection 3590 Photo. Just four buttons control the process: Start, Copy, Scan to Email and Scan to PDF. Easy to use, but without compromising on quality, this scanner ensures professional results thanks to 3200 dpi optical resolution, 48 bit color, plus a built-in Transparency Unit (TPU) for positive and negative film scanning. You can also automatically restore images and remove dust with Epson Color Restoration software. The Epson Perfection 3590 Photo has a built-in Auto Film Loader, which saves you loading the film. Simply place your film on the film ramp, press the scan button and preview your images. You can then either batch scan the entire film or select the images you would like to scan.


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:3590 Photo
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Perfection

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 60

Other Features

Density range:3.2D
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.8 x 16.5 x 3.39
Film type:35mm strip film 4 frames\n35mm mounted film 3 frames
I/O ports:USB
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:USB
Power Requirements:100 - 120V / 50 - 60Hz
Recommended Macintosh system requirements:Mac OS X 10.2.7
Scalable resolution:Main 3200dpi x Sub 6400dpi
Scan speed (4x6:13
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):13
Scan speed (ADF, A4):30
Scan speed (auto document feed, A4):30
Scan speed (OCR, A4):15
Scan speed in preview mode:8
Scan time:8

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Epson Easy Photo Fix, Epson's Creativity Suite, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, NewSoft Presto! BizCard


Sensor Type:CCD


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
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:6400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning: Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):8
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:3200 x 6400

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 Professional / XP Home Edition / XP \nMac OS X 10.2.7
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.59 / 7.05