Summary: This scanner was purchased for the purpose of scanning many family photos and for that purpose it did a great job initially. I was able to put four pictures on the platter and it would create four JPEGs, one for each picture. Nice touch. But then I unplugged it from the computer and have never been able to get it working right again. Do a google search on "CanoScan 8000F Twain Driver" and look at all the fun people have with the drivers for this thing.
Summary: I bought this scanner because the image ratings were great. What I got was a scanner that spends more time warming up and thinking than scanning. This has caused a 4 fold increase in my scan times. As they say, time is money! Also, the software tools that come with have a poor, non-standard interface that required much head scratching. I just returned the scanner!