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.
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.
I opened up the box and was pleased with the packaging. I went to connect and hookup my scanner, I had to move my whole office around because the connections for the cables to plug in are on the front right side of the scanner. It is not a space saver either because the door opens to the right, which I first thought was cool, but now I need a bigger desk to scan from.
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