Have used this nifty scanner for slides, photographs, and color and black and white negatives and have been very pleased with the results. Only downside is many of my negatives are 120 and 220 film and this scanner only handles 35mm. Strongly recommend this scanner to any one with 35mm slides and negatives they wish to preserve electronically.
I have been holding off buying a scanner to transfer my 15 albums of family photos until now - this scanner is rated pretty high by the pundits. If you are an instant gratification person, keep waiting for the technology to improve and become faster. A 4x6 color print takes about a minute to scan and transfer to your computer file, and that includes the time it takes for the software and scanner to "recharge" for the next scan. Also, the software is somewhat haphazard: the scanner sometimes loads the picture sideways or upside down, or adds unnecessary white space around the scanned photo. This means you need to use your photo editing software (like iPhoto) to format the pictures after the photo is transferred to your computer for about 70% of the pictures. So, it is not a seamless, convenient plug and play type of product. My 2000 photo transfer project will be taking more than the month or so I was expecting to invest: sigh . . . I hope my kids appreciate the effort! Comparing the photo to the scanned file: the original photo is visibly sharper than the scanned image, so do not expect an identical copy. However, the price is very good for this product. If you are accepting the recommendation from the pundits who monitor these products as gospel, then you're not going to find anything significantly better than this, so just be patient and accept what is offered. Namaste.
I am 92 years old and living in a retirement home. I use this scanner in many ways. I have used it to copy old pictures from negative film both black and white and colored. I have many colored slides and photographs that I am coping to my computer. I would recommend this scanner to anyone that wants to copy old photographs or other things that need to be reproduced or stored.
Bought the scanner on-line approximately one month ago and have scanned many of my old & newer paper black & white, plus color, photos with super success. Very pleased so-far with the V600 scanner capabilities. Cost of unit was great. If I may, the only improvement would be the location of the power ON/OFF switch. Should be on front/on top of unit in-lieu of left-side fully rear of unit..for operator convenience).
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