This scanner is a replacement for a 10-year-old ScanSnap fi-5110E02. The major difference between it and my old scanner is speed and an improved paper feed. The software is essentially the same (I was using S1500 software) and the end result is also close to the same as the fi scanner. Pictures are better with the new scanner. I give this scanner the highest marks. One issue that did arise was that the site to download the Nuance PDF Converter software has been down. For me this is not a problem since I have both Nuance PDF Converter Pro and Adobe Acrobat.
JUST BOUGHT THIS PRINTER, SETUP WAS EAZY, DID WI-FI SETUP WHICH WAS A BREEZ, PRINTED TEST PAPER AND IT WAS GOOD PRINTED MY 1ST PHOTO ON A 8.5 X 11 AND THE RESULT WAS AMAZING EVEN AT 720 DPI. I KNOW IT IS TOO SOON TO JUDGE BUT WITH A ONE YEAR WARRANTY I AM NOT WORRIED. WILL ORDER 13X19 PHOTO PAPER AND BY THE TIME I DO 20 PHOTO PRINTS THIS PRINTER HAVE PAID FOR IYSELF. I DO A LOT OF TRAVELS ON MY VACATIONS AND I EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF OUR GRAT COUNTRY AND AS GIFTS TO FRIENDS I PRINT LARGE PICTURE AS GIFTS. JUST GOT BACK FROM UTAH,IDAHO AND WYOMING
So far I have used this scanner for slides and photos. Some of the slides were 50+ years old and were faded. Some also had dust that would not come off using a gentle microcloth and air brush. The scanner did an excellent job removing dust and restoring color. There were a few that I still had to bring into Photoshop, but overall the scanner did an excellent job. I do have an issue with Epson, though. I had an excellent Epson photo scanner that was almost as good as this scanner and had lots of used left in it. Epson quit updating its software after Windows XP so it became a huge paperweight. Yes, there is alternate software out there that will operate the scanner, and according to reviews does a good job. However, the cost of the software was over half the price of the V600 scanner. I opted for the new scanner which has some improved technology. In effect, Epson forces the user to buy a new scanner or buy after-market software that you hope will continue to do a good job with your equipment.
I needed a new scanner for my slides and negatives. I am thoroughly pleased with this scanner. It does a wonderful job, especially with the ICE feature turned on. Although it does take a bit longer, the results are worth it. The only issues I had were a glitch with Windows which wouldn't recognize the scanner after using it for a few days, and I noticed a streak through the scans when I was using it, but haven't had that problem since.
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