Summary: assumed that the scanner was good because the owner did not mention otherwise at the time to market on ebay, I could not install because the drivers do not work I downloaded from the internet, I bought it because I trusted and good looks.
Great little scanner! Issues with WIA and auto-crop
7 February 2009
Summary: I bought this scanner based on the price ($30 with shipping), the size and the excellent scanning resolution of 1200 x 2400. As far as size is concerned, the unit is small for what it is. It's not a slimline scanner like the Canon LiDE series but is not boxy, overly thick or cumbersome. Kudos for design. The 3 scanner buttons (Scan, Copy & Email) are highly customizable with the minor addition of the Canon CanoScan Toolbox software.
Summary: When scanning photos this scanner is everything I require. The scanning software is easy to use with a good range of options. However, when it comes to scanning slides it is most disappointing as they always come out dark. To compensate I try tweaking the brightness and contrast settings in the software but the colors in the dark areas are never true.
Excerpt: "I bought this scanner five years ago. Right now this unit still work. I like this scanner because it can do so many job like scan, copy and fax something. if we want to copy something we just connect our computer with this unit and a printer. this unit is also cheap. we just only to get this unit by $50. this unit is also easy to install. just follow the manual instructions that include inside the Compact Disc we get when we buy it. For the speed ...