Summary: I had a canon 8400 and the power supply died. This one was one up newer model. It arrived well packaged and operates exactly as my old one. It has more resolution and functions very well for me. I scan mostly black and white copy, but when I scan a photo the output from it is superb. I am very well satisfied with this item. So far this is the best scanner I have owned of a total of three others, all canons.
Summary: I've used the scanner for photos, negatives, and slides and found the results to be outstanding. I especially like the ability provided by the canon software to correct the image before scanning. Many of my old color photos have faded and the fade correction adjustment prior to scanning did a better job correcting this than any of my photo program.
Summary: I purchased the CanoScan CS8600F for the main purpose of making digital copies of color slides, as well as black and white negatives. So far, I have been greatly impressed by high resolution scans that are obtained using this device. I have printed several 8x10 black and white enlargements from the scans of negatives and found the sharpness of the picture to be remarkable. The bundled software is top rate with many great features.
Summary: Only have the unit for a week or so. I upgraded to it to do a family archive of pictures and negatives going back to the late 1800's. So far it is performing better than I expected. It is not as fast as my Epson 1660 but has far greater dpi which may be the reason. For me the extra few seconds do not make a difference. The Adobe software Elements 5.5 that comes with it is great and would cost $99.00 by itself.
Summary: I looked at a number of scanning devices, and features offered by the CanoScan appealed to me. I had never used a scanner, but I wanted to put some slides on disks, and I found that a number I had taken some 40 years ago had faded and turned pink. I wasn't too hopeful, but I put in some of the worst slides, and I was totally amazed by the results. Pictures of sea and sky were restord beyond belief.
Summary: I bought this product for my wife to replace an old scanner. The pre-scan time is lightning fast. The quality of the scans are HUGE and clean. We have started to scan some negatives and they are some what slower but the quality is better then any picture can scan in. It is the best scanner I have seen on the market and I would recommend it to anyone. Also it comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4. That software runs for $99 by it's self.
To Scan Prints or Negatives (film) - This is the Question..
Al Smith "Tn Hiker", Amazon
13 July 2008
Summary: I've used the CanoScan 8600F scanner for two weeks now scanning about 300 color photos, size 4" x 6". It works great with my 3 year old Dell PC running Windows XP with only 512 MB of RAM. I started off scanning negative film of my photos but noticed that even after careful cleaning of each 6 image strip that, more often than not, I'd see specks or fuzz on the scanned image which took a bit of time to correct using the included Adobe PhotoShop Elements 4.0 software (the...
Summary: Scanned some samples from the hundreds of Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides in my archives. Excellent results!! Same with color negatives. The software is also very good and easy to use. I highly recommend the 8600F for digitizing slides and negatives. (Amazon needs to pack the merchandise more securely, though.
Summary: I bought this to scan 35 mm slides. Period. Opened it up, set it up, followed the instructions. Didn't work with slides. Tried it on two more computers. Still didn't work with slides. Studied and re-studied documentation (real men don't ask for directions). Kept getting error message saying that I should check for "protective sheet". Tried the internet and Canon web site for help, couldn't find what I needed. Finally broke down and called them.
Summary: I bought this scanner to finally digitize a rather large collection of 35mm negatives and slides. After a small amount of jiggering, I am steadily reducing the physical pile and getting great images, enhanced when neded to overcome fading and grain. I haven't explored all the possibilities of the software that came with the scanner other than fade correction -- which works fine. Most of the enhancements I do in PhotoShop and, on balance, the scanner is terrific.