Released by HP:
HP’s new flatbed scanner, the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner, provides the fastest and simplest multi-photo scanning solution
Enhanced digital imaging solutions make memory sharing and preserving faster and easier
Boeblingen, Germany, August 18, 2003 – today announces the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner, HP’s new digital flatbed scanner that offers users the ultimate solution in multi-photo scanning. Building on the successful features of the award winning HP Scanjet 5500c, the new stylish HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner offers faster speeds, exceptional image quality and an enhanced creative software package, for all users who are passionate about their photos.
HP’s new photosmart scanner is a complete digital imaging system that maximises the latest multi-photo scanning technology and produces high quality results. With its unique Automatic Photo Feeder users can scan an entire pack of up to 24 photographs with ease, in less then five minutes. Favourite and precious photos are quickly transported on a layer of air, protecting them from harm when scanning and providing the best way to convert stacks of photos to a digital format.
In addition, the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner offers fast and convenient ‘no wait, no warm up’ scanning with a quick preview capability, as well as easy access to popular tasks via the six one-touch buttons on its intuitive front control panel. With the ability to also scan slides and negatives via the Transparent Materials Adapter, the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner is a versatile device offering a complete imaging solution.
Thanks to the enhanced HP photo album creation features and creative software included with the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner, users can unleash their creativity and maximise the use of their scanned images. Simply share, display and archive digital images with HP’s Photo and Imaging software and send photos to friends and family via email with HP’s Instant Share. Alternatively, users can combine their favourite photo memories with music to produce an entertaining slideshow or photo CD-ROM thanks to HP’s Memories Disc Creator – all at the simple touch of a button.
Producing image quality with 2400 x 4800 dpi hardware resolution and 48-bit colour, the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner guarantees excellent imaging quality, allowing users to obtain vibrant and colour-rich digital photos. The scanner has the added benefit of automatic image correction software – allowing users to enhance or ‘correct’ all their scanned photos with ease, enriching the oldest of memories and making scanned digital photos even better than the originals. What’s more, the inclusion of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and Arcsoft Collage Creator software, means that creative users really can achieve more with the HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner.
The HP Scanjet 5530 photosmart scanner is both PC and Mac compatible and features a Hi-Speed USB port – compatible with USB 2.0 specifications. The scanner is priced at €299 (actual prices may vary) and will be available from September 2003.
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