Navigator EX software does not work in Mac Yosemite
4 weeks ago
Summary: The MP Navigator EX software that is supposed to work with this CanoScan 9000F MarkII in Mac Yosemite refuses to do so, Instead, I only get a "Cannot communicate with scanner,' no matter which version of the drivers or scan software I use. Further, we see this problem reported many times on Canon and Apple discussions of computer problems, but no one seems able to find a solution. Beware!
Summary: I originally ordered this for scanning slides. I was disappointed in the results (they were too dark). HOWEVER, I came to discover that it excels at photographs. It is MUCH MUCH MUCH faster than my all-in-one HP printer scanner and the driver software is also WAY more advanced. I can lay out as many photographs as I want on the glass plate (as long as they are separated by a cm or so) and in one pass the canon will separate them all out. Really nice.
Great for scanning all sorts of negatives including 35mm with sprockets from a Holga
11 February 2015
Summary: works as expected. Great for scanning 120 film and 35mm film. Used 35mm in Holga, so wanted to scan in the whole film strip, including sprocket holes. Used 120 film holder to scan in 35mm negative to get sprockets as well. Came out great. Can adjust dpi on your scan, can save in different formats including a 'lossless' .tiff format. Loving the results, a few examples provided below.
Summary: I bought this to scan and preserve old family photographs, for a family tree project, and to create a family photo album for my daughter and nieces and nephew. Bought it right before Thanksgiving, and shipped it to my parents' home, so I could start this while I was home for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The editing software is pretty good, and enabled me to fix the many imperfections on old black and white and color photographs. Scans super quickly, too.
Summary: I’ve had the Cannon 9000F Mark II for one week today (11/7/14) and have scanned approximately 500 35mm slides and several negative film strips. Although most of the slides are in the original cardboard mounts from Kodak, a number of them are cropped down using masks and mounted in thin glass. The scanner preformed excellently with both normal slides and the glass mounted ones.
Summary: As a senior geek, my scanner experience goes back to futzing with the early Microteks. In 20 or so years, not much has changed in the futzing department; while the quality of scanned images is impressive. Surely the Marketing Department of Canon came up with the dumbed down Software that comes with - and is on the CanoScan website - for the CanoScan 9000F, especially the "My Image Garden", right down to the grade school name. It's not rocket science folks.
I think the unit is terrific. I find the software EXTREMELY confusing and difficult ...
Andrew J Petersen, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: I think the unit is terrific. I find the software EXTREMELY confusing and difficult to figure out. I'm sure I am not using a fraction of this scanner's capability because I just can't figure out how to use the software correctly. Every time I try to do something, I end up taking a scan before I'm ready because the software has no "exit" capability. Not even a red X to click on when you don't want to proceed.
Summary: The hardware seems great, as expected from any Canon product. The software is infuriating me. I flatly refuse to sit and STUDYthe darn program.....the basics of scanning a simple document should be intuitive enough to just click and go. Maybe it's just me, but every use has me cursing uncontrollably.
Summary: I bought this because I needed better scans of color prints than I could get from my office multifunction printer/scanner, and this certainly meets that need. I compared scans from my printer scanner with scans of the same print from the Canoscan, and the results are far better -- more accurate colors, better correction of defects, and faster.
Summary: so far so good, I bought this scanner mainly to scan old slides. After getting it set up properly it has worked very well. Takes about 20 seconds to scan each slide. No complaints at all except the instructions are hard to follow and setup is not easy because of the poor instructions.