Epson XP-830 Scanning photographic negatives

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    talkingcats

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    Hi,

    I wish to scan some old photographic negatives in the scanner in my XP-830. Unfortunately the user manual ignores this topic. The "professional mode" in the Epson Scan app does allow you to choose a Document Type = "film" but unfortunately for me it stays greyed out and cannot be selected. I am running Windows 10 Pro 1809

    Of course I've already searched on the web and could find nothing that is specific to my printer/scanner, though clearly other Epson scanners do have this functionality.

    Has anyone successfully used the Epson XP-830 to scan photographic negatives and if you did, how did you do it?

    Many thanks
     
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    Ah, my bad. According to the Epson support page in response to a user query.

    "Your Epson All-In-One is unable to scan film/transparencies. The reason for this is that the unit does not have an integrated Transparency Unit (TPU) in the lid. An optional TPU/Film Adapter accessory is not available for this product"

    Bugger

    https://www.epson.co.uk/viewcon/corporatesite/products/mainunits/faq/1067/15974
     
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    Ah, my bad. According to the Epson support page in response to a user query.

    "Your Epson All-In-One is unable to scan film/transparencies. The reason for this is that the unit does not have an integrated Transparency Unit (TPU) in the lid. An optional TPU/Film Adapter accessory is not available for this product"

    https://www.epson.co.uk/viewcon/corporatesite/products/mainunits/faq/1067/15974
     
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