Support Scanners FastFoto Series Epson FastFoto FF-640

How do I prepare photos for scanning?

  • FastFoto can best scan batches of photos if they are all the same size. However, FastFoto can scan photos in these sizes in a single batch: 4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm) and 5 × 7 inches (127 × 178 mm). To do this, you must group the photos by size.

    FastFoto can use common subjects or dates to automatically create meaningful file and folder names when scanning a batch of photos.

    FastFoto also allows you to add file names to photos as you scan them. Enter a subject or date when you scan a batch of photos and FastFoto will add the subject or date to the file name of each image. Organizing your photos by subject, date, or location before scanning lets FastFoto add a descriptive file name to every photo in a batch, if desired.

    Before scanning multiple photos, organize and clean your photos as described here.

    1. Organize your photos by subject, date, or location.
    2. Group your photos by size.
    3. Fan your stack of photos and make sure they are not stuck together.

      Stuck photos can feed through the scanner at the same time or jam in the scanner, potentially damaging your photos or the scanner.

    4. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the front and back of your photos to remove dust, dirt, or other particles that could potentially scratch your photos.

      Because of the speed at which photos are scanned, dust particles on your photos can cause white lines to appear in scanned images, and in extreme cases can lightly scratch the protective finish on your photos. For best results, wipe off the front and back of your photos before scanning and use the included microfiber cloth to clean the scanner rollers after every 500 scans, or even before each scanning session. See the link below for instructions on cleaning the rollers.

    Related tasks
    Cleaning Inside Your Scanner
    Loading Photos in the Input Tray
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