Working from within the scanner itself during the scanning process, the Epson Perfection V700 Photo's DIGITAL ICE Technologies automatically removes surface defects, such as dust and scratches from scanned images.
In stark contrast to softwareonly solutions, DIGITAL Technologies removes image surface defects without softening, blurring or altering any of the original image's underlying details or composition. This is achieved by means of advanced technologies that obtain and utilise information about the nature and location of surface and nearsurface defects as an image is scanned.
During the typical scanning process, Red, Green and Blue (RGB) image information is gathered from the scanner's RGB channels. DIGITAL ICE Technologies uses an infrared LED and fourth (Defect) channel to collect defect information during this process.
As a result of this combined hardware and software solution, the awardwinning DIGITAL ICE Technologies are able to remove even fingerprint marks.
For films that have only minor defects, which have been caused by dust, the Perfection V700 Photo incorporates DIGITAL ICE Lite Technologies for subtle defect removal while maintaining high scan speeds.
For automatic photo print surface defect removal, the Perfection V700 Photo utilises DIGITAL ICE for Photo Prints Technologies, which removes scratches, dust and dust particles, folds, creases and tears from a scanned print image.
DIGITAL ICE for Photo Prints Technologies employs differential shadowing technology and proprietary software algorithms to identify the precise locations of physical defects, or virtual "noise", on a print being scanned. It then quickly and automatically eliminates those defects, producing a scanned image file that improves upon the original print.