Scan slides and ﬁlm using
the Epson Photo V500 or
Epson Photo 4990
Open the scanner and remove the cover from inside the lid very carefully by raising it up
and over the brackets. Don’t force it as the brackets are fragile (please replace the cover when
scanning is complete).
Film and slides must be placed in the special holders provided in order to scan accurately.
Depending on the scanner model, there are two or more holders available for a variety of ﬁlm
formats. Select the correct holder for yours.
Use the appropriate holder (or part of the holder) for your ﬁlm
format. For example, using the Epson V500, the ‘A’ and ‘C’ holder will
allow you to scan 35 mm ﬁlm strips or slides, the ‘B’ holder will allow
you to scan medium format ﬁlm.
• Scanning slides: place the appropriate holder on the glass,
matching any orientation symbols marked or embossed on the
scanner bed next to the glass.
Place your slides face down in the spaces provided and ensure they
are orientated as indicated by the symbols on the holder (usually
face down and landscape, even if the original image is portrait).
• Scanning ﬁlm: secure your ﬁlm in the appropriate holder before
placing it on the scanner glass. Ensure the holder is placed on the
glass face down and orientated as indicated by the symbols on the
For the care of your ﬁlm and the scanner glass, it is important that your hands
are clean before commencing and that you avoid touching the scanner glass.
It is also important to avoid touching the image area of your ﬁlm, as any
small dirt specks or ﬁngerprints will become magniﬁed when the images are
scanned at high resolution.
ote: If you encounter an error message when attempting a scan using any uCreate
scanner, please consult the Troubleshooting section on page 25.