The Epson Perfection V500 PHOTO Flatbed Scanner is a really nice scanner for the money. It is easy to install as well as operate. The Epson Perfection V500 PHOTO Flatbed Scanner performs as well, if not better, than other models that are much more expensive. The photographs I scanned were clear and crisp. I am very pleased with the V500's performance and I would recommend this scanner for those that wish to scan photographs, documents, slides as well as negatives. You will not be disappointed.