I had an Hp flatbed and use a Macintosh computer as I am a retouching artist. The Hp was OK but they neglected to update the software with Apple's penchant for constant OS improvements. I looked for a new scanner and looked to Epson since I have 3 of their printers and have been happy with performance and support. The epson is elegant in design and the software well supports its features. I like the location of the controls and even though it seems like a small thing, I really like that the lid stays up when you open it. When you are positioning multiple pieces of artwork on the glass it frees up both hands to do the work. The resolution is great and warm up time is minimal.
I replaced an older HP scanner with this and have been thoroughly pleased. It is not a full bed scanner when using the transparency hood, but worked well for 620, 120 and 35mm slides and transparencies. The color correction on faded slides and photos did an amazing job. I have been able to reduce boxes of old photos and negatives to a folder on my hard drive.
Purchased the flatbed scanner to scan old negatives, positives, and prints. It does a nice job. Easy to install and use. Downloaded most recent driver for Windows 8.1. Like the software, some learning curve, but by using and experimenting easy to get very good results. Lots of tips and tutorials online for this scanner also. Do not be fooled by reviews older than a couple of years. The newer drivers seem to have helped with resolution and contrast problems reported in early reviews. Worth the price if you want to digitize old photos, negatives, or slides.
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