Purchased this because I have a lot of images to scan and the recommendations were pretty stellar for this product and based on the price of the scanner. Please note I am reasonably"tech smart" and can solve most issues on my own. My system that is connected to the scanner is a Dell laptop running Windows 10/64 bit. Unpacked the scanner and went through the setup process with the CD provided. Unfortunately, the scanner would not "see" the laptop (or vice-versa) no matter what I tried. Went online to do some research and decided to uninstall/reinstall the software to see if I made a mistake following the set-up prompts. After everything was uninstalled went to the www.epson.com/support site to do a bit of research first. Then, while looking at the install CD I noticed it was for UP TO Windows 8...OMG...MAJOR DUH!!! Now I am searching on the Epson site for the W10 drivers because I am now well aware of my mistake. I decide to call Epson to see if I should do the W10 driver only or the W10 driver + CD software and if there was a sequence. I got a guy named Mike who was AWESOME!!! We installed the W10 driver only but were still getting the same error message. Tried different USB cords, etc. and the only way to get the scanner to work was through the MS Paint application. Then Mike suggests going into the HW configuration and under imaging there was the scanner and the laptop video camera. Disabled the camera and VOILA...everything works fine now. I am still experimenting with the scanner before I start on the massive photo scanning project but I will caution you. If you scan at the highest resolution is will take several minutes (4,000 dpi) to scan the image. I am looking forward to using this scanner on the project...I believe it will do very well.
I have been looking for a scanner which can do slides, negatives, photos, and documents . . . EASILY! So far I've done over 1,000 slides (some of which are almost 50 years old) and negatives without a hitch. Color correction is pretty good; however, with software on my computer the final result is very good. The additional software allows me to correct spots, creases, and defects. I have a long, long way to go; however, I am confident that I'll get through the whole process without problems. One thing: You have to be patient as this is not the fastest process. The scanner will do four slides at a time which takes a minute or two. I settled on the 600 dpi resolution which gives me a photo from 1.5-3.0 MB which is about the same size taken by a good digital camera.
Been using Epson scanners since scanners were invented for home and business use. Nothing else comes close. This was purchased to test out the LED light source and to see how the colors of different types of paint reflect with LEDs as opposed to fluorescents. So far so good. The only thing I didn't realize was that the transparency adapter was not like their pas units. It only has a very small light source in the lid. I'm used to the ability to scan film or transparencies (like X-Rays) on the flatbed if necessary. But no biggie. We don't often scan film.
I bought this scanner almost 2 months ago and I am amazed at how well it performs. Scanners came a long way in about 15 years since I bought my last one. Scanning negatives is so easy and results are so much better..
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