Summary: Though it's not portable, it will do a quality job if you are scanning pictures, other images or documents as pictures.
Pros: Though I am unfamiliar with scanners, since I haven't used them much, I like this one for the price. It is easy to install and the software is very user friendly. The power switch is also in a good location and not behind the machine, where it could be hard to get to.
Cons: This is my second scanner I have owned. The first was an HP all-in-one that I bought about four years ago. Therefore, I do not know much about scanners. I bought this scanner to put hundreds of pages from my military records onto my computer. This scanner takes about 50 seconds to a minute to sca...
Summary: Can't confirm the software works in Vista.
Pros: This scanner performs almost the same as the newer 8800 model, costs half as much. It's a very good home scanner, easy to set up in XP, although labled a "refurb" it looks brand new. Includes ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 (older version)
Cons: Does not include Photoshop Elements, the non-refurb 8600F did, as does the new 8800.
Summary: I bought it to scan negatives. It is a bit slow when it does this, I guess it's to be expected. Performs wonderfully on normal scans. Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is the drivers load in memory every time operating system boots.
Summary: I bought this scanner last summer to convert my photo albums and slides to digital images. It's fast, accurate, and so easy to use. I really was impressed with the ability to scan multiple photos each time, and the software would separate them into individual images.
Summary: I thought that the scanner did a great job scanning in photos. The clarity was excellent. I was working with some photos from the 30's and 40's. Once I figured out how to do multi-scans of slides, the slide attachment worked quite well. I only wish it was able to handle more than 4 slides per scan.
Summary: The scanner works well with both photos and negatives and scans pretty fast. There are many variables and options to choose from in determining how you want to edit an image both before and after scanning it which is confusing at first and requires many trial and error attempts before you learn what...
Great scans, huge resolution, excellent color, latch problem
Heron Watching, Amazon
29 June 2007
Summary: This scanner is doing a beautiful job on my diverse scanning needs. The 9600 dpi rate digitizes my slides down the the limits of the film itself. Even at 300dpi, it resolves the individual color print dots in the Sunday funnies.