Epson Perfection 4990 Driver

Can't find a driver for your Epson Perfection 4990? VueScan is here to help.

Don't you hate how Epson stop releasing drivers whenever a new operating system comes out? VueScan works differently. In most cases VueScan doesn't need a driver from Epson.
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Scan Documents

Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to PDF (Single and Multipage)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic Color Detection
  • Small document file sizes
  • Automatic document deskewing

Epson Perfection 4990 Document Scanning Software
Epson Perfection 4990 Photo Scanning Software

Scan Photos

Do you have boxes full of photos in a drawer? Use VueScan to get them on your computer, and off your to-do list.

Scan Film and Slides

VueScan is the ultimate tool for all your film and slide scanning needs.

  • Works with almost all film/slide scanners
  • Scan to JPEG/TIFF/RAW
  • Infrared Dust Removal
  • Color correction
  • IT8 Calibration
  • Photoshop Integration

Epson Perfection 4990 Film Scanning Software

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Since 1998 VueScan has saved hundreds of thousands scanners from ending up in the landfill.

Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Epson Perfection 4990 scanner

Apple keeps changing their Mac OS and Epson will not update the driver for my scanner. VueScan keeps my Epson scanner operating with each new Mac OS version that comes around. Boo for Epson - Kudos for VueScan!

— Greg Beale in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Epson Perfection 4990 scanner

This application always works. Plenty of features for any scanner out there. Can't find software and drivers for your scanner/OS version? No problem because VueScan will do the trick.

— Vanessa Schwarz in Augsburg, Germany
Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Epson Perfection 4990 scanner

VueScan provides the simplest way to make your scanner work, none of the problems of Windows drivers "not found". That also means that old hardware gets a new lease of life, ecologically friendly at its best!

— Emily Moore in Houston, Texas, USA
Greg Beale loves VueScan for his Epson Perfection 4990 scanner

My scanner, though perfectly good mechanically, had been orphaned heading into Windows 7. VueScan brought it back into use, and the new version for Windows 10 carried that on. The application is excellent.

— Alex Robson in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada

Epson Perfection 4990 Technical Information


Flatbed Scanning:Yes
Film Scanning:Yes
Infrared lamp:Yes
Document Feeder:No
Windows:Yes
Mac:Yes
Linux:Yes
USB:Yes
SCSI:No
Firewire:Yes
Network:No
USB Vendor ID:04b8
USB Product ID:012a
Optical DPI:4800
Epson Perfection 4990

VueScan is compatible with the Epson Perfection 4990 on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

If VueScan isn't working with the Firewire cable, try a USB cable, try a different Firewire port or a different Firewire cable.

This scanner has an infrared lamp for scanning film. VueScan's 'Filter | Infrared clean' option can be used to remove dust spots from film scans. This is similar to (and we think better than) the ICE and FARE algorithms.

It scans with visible light in the first pass and with infrared light in the second pass.

Infrared cleaning works well with all types of color negative and color slide film, including Kodachrome. However, silver-based black/white film doesn't work with infrared cleaning because the silver particles look the same in visible light and infrared light.

If you're using Windows and you've installed a Epson driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver.

You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

On Linux, you need to set up libusb device protections.

Epson sold this scanner in some countries as the GT-X800.


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