Love this scanner. The only thing I would change would be more sizes of frames to hold negatives. A lot of the negatives will not fit the ones that came with the scanner. I love being able to scan what I have though. And, does a good job scanning. The settings Could be a little more senior citizen friendly.
Fairly easy to set up. At first I was a little frustrated but found the software disk in the packaging and eventually found the ON/OFF button on the right side toward the back. The power button should be on the front, guys! I have been using this to digitize old family slides. It only goes to 1200 DPI which is a little shy of the recommended 2000 DPI but should suffice for my purposes. Epson makes very nice scanners for the home user. The weak link in this process is how much time you spend dusting / cleaning the slides before you scan. I like using the mask to scan four slides at once. Have not used the automatic "cleanup" features but put to good use the version of photoshop that came with it. Overall, a near perfect combination of quality and functionality for the home user. About the best you can do for the money. By the way, this is a replacement for a 12 year old Epson scanner that still works, just became obsolete with change to Windows 7, etc.
I have scanned, B&W Negs, Color Negs, Color slideB&W prints,and documents to PDF. All were very easy to do and I was able multitask while Negs and slides were being scanned, they take a while when scanning at a high dpi. It has been a few year since I purchased a flat bed scan and one of the benefits of this scanner is that it you can open the cover to about a 45 degree angle which make it much faster to load and unload items to be scanned. This may have been around a while but my previous scanner did not have that capability and I ended up breaking a hinge. For me this scanner would be perfect if when scanning document or individual prints I could give each one a unique name rather than having a file name with a number attached.
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