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KODAK PhotoDoc Color Scanner

[product shot] Scan endless possibilities
Kodak makes it easy and affordable with a powerful desktop color scanner. The KODAK PhotoDoc Color Scanner lets you capture, share, and make the most of your pictures and documents. You can use this color sheetfed scanner and value-added software bundle that's included to create brochures, newsletters, picture postcards to e-mail, and much more. In short, this scanner is a great way to add excitement to a wide array of business, school, and personal projects.
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  • Simple to get started.
    Connect the scanner to your computer's parallel port, install the software, and you're ready to go. Just take your snapshot, panoramic print, business card, or legal-size text document, and place it in the feeder. You're ready to start scanning.

  • Easy to share your pictures.
    Scan in a photo or document and use the powerful software that's included to create and share sales proposals, brochures, newsletters, picture postcards, greeting cards, reports, or anything else you want to create. And you can share all of your scanned creations with the click of a mouse.

  • Exceptional color image quality.
    The PhotoDoc Color Scanner features Kodak's proprietary image science algorithms and the KODAK Color Management System, ensuring high quality and outstanding color representation of photos. It delivers 300 dpi optical resolution (1200 dpi software-enhanced) and 24-bit color precision, resulting in the accurate representation of 16.7 million colors.

  • A versatile tool for home or office.
    Not only can you scan photos and text, you can send-picture e-mail,-or use your fax modem to fax a scanned document. You can even make copies by connecting this scanner to your printer.

  • Loaded with creative software.
    The KODAK PhotoDoc Color Scanner includes a bundle of powerful software applications designed to help you enhance the quality, creativity, and versatility of your pictures and documents. Check out what's included:

    • MICROSOFT PICTURE IT! Software allows you to enhance your photos in all kinds of exciting ways. Make greeting cards, photo collages, calendars, or anything else you can imagine. The PhotoDoc Color Scanner and PICTURE IT! Software open up a whole new world of creative possibilities for you and your pictures.

    • CAERE OMNIPAGE Limited Edition Software is an optical character recognition (OCR) program that converts the printed words of your scanned document into editable text. This saves you the time and hassle of manual data entry.

    • KODAK Launcher Software lets you print, fax, or e-mail scanned materials in one easy step.

    • KODAK Picture Postcard Software makes it easy to share scanned photos using e-mail. What a great tool for keeping in touch with family and friends wherever they are!

    • KAI'S POWER GOO SE Software from MetaTools, Inc. lets you stretch scanned pictures-and your imagination-in all kinds of ways.

  • Plug-and-play compatibility.
    With a pass-through parallel port, the PhotoDoc Color Scanner is easy to install. There's no need to open up your PC to insert an interface card, disconnect your printer, or perform any other complex hardware set-up.

  • Access to KODAK Print Service.
    Depending on your geographic location, you may be able to send your scanned photos or documents to the KODAK Print Service for professional-quality output with a personalized greeting (accomplished through PICTURE IT! Software).

  • TWAIN user interface.
    This scanner leverages the intuitive KODAK Snapshot Photo Scanner 1 TWAIN user interface, so you can just place and scan your pictures or documents.

  • Thoughtful design.
    In addition to its gentle paper path and automatic document feeder, this compact scanner contains markings for common photo sizes, making it even simpler to operate.
[product shot] The PhotoDoc Color Scanner features a smooth, gentle paper path that protects your valuable photos and documents.

PhotoDoc Color Scanner Specifications

System Performance

  • Resolution:
    Scans up to 300 dpi optical; 1200 dpi software enhanced; KODAK Image Science algorithm for high quality

  • Color:
    24-bit, 16.7 million colors; KODAK Color Management System for best color representation

  • Scan Sizes:
    From business card (2" x 3.5", 5.1 x 8.9 cm)
    to legal size (8.5" x 14", 21.6 x 35.6 cm)

  • Interface:
    Parallel port

  • Feeder:
    Automatic document feeder; holds up to 10 pages

  • Optics:
    Tri-linear array CCD with cold cathode fluorescent lamp

  • File Formats:

  • Power:
    12 V power adapter

  • Compatibility:
    MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95 Software only

  • Warranty:
    One year

  • Scanning Speed (seconds)*
    Resolution Text
    8 1/2" x 11"
    8 1/2" x 11"
    4" x 6" photo
    100 dpi
    200 dpi
    300 dpi

    * Assumes EPP setting of computer's parallel port

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    7.25" (h) x 11.5" (w) x 6"(d) (18.4 x 29.2 x 15.2 cm)

  • Weight:
    Approx. 4 lbs (1.8 kg)

  • Certifications:

  • Environment:
    50° F-104° F (15° C-35° C) operating temperature at 20-80% relative humidity

  • Catalog No.:
    887 0255

Package Contents

  • KODAK PhotoDoc Color Scanner
  • PhotoDoc User's Guide
  • Parallel cable connection
  • Plastic protective sleeve
  • CD containing: MICROSOFT PICTURE IT! Software; CAERE OMNIPAGE Limited Edition Software; KODAK Launcher Software, which starts all applications; KODAK Picture Postcard Software; KAI'S POWER GOO SE Software from MetaTools, Inc.; TWAIN Interface by Kodak
  • Warranty registration card
  • AC power adapter

System Requirements

  • MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95 Software only
  • Personal computer with a minimum 486, 66 MHz microprocessor
  • 8 MB or more of RAM
  • CD-ROM drive and available parallel port
  • Color monitor (minimum SVGA, 256 colors)