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.
Summary: I give this a 3 star for the simple fact that if you don't have a canon printer you have to save into file to be able to print the item. I guess I should have checked into this a little deeper but I figured it would be like most scanners you can print right off the scan.
Summary: I'd consider myself an average to above average tech consumer, with a likeness for "a good photo". I have a DSLR now that takes great pics of my daughters and my entire family enjoys the results.
Summary: The software included with this scanner is not intuitive at all. The software has the look and feel of something created ten years ago. You can not scan at resolutions greater than 600 DPI when operating from the scanner. The scanner configuration application is also dated.
Summary: I had previously owned a Canoscan 9000F which got broken during a move. I loved it, and figured a logical upgrade to the 9000F Mark II would be the way to go. While the scanner itself is great, the software is horrific. I ended up getting so frustrated with it, I spent $80 to switch to VueScan.
Summary: I replaced an older HP flatbed scanner with this one, because HP were too lazy to make a driver for use with Win7 Ultimate. Sadly in spite of their claims Canon are no better. If their software for the 9000F is usable with Win7 at all, it is not with Ultimate.
Summary: The CanoScan 9000F does what Canon advertises it does...with one critical exception. My primary reason for purchasing this model was the FARE software capability -- specifically, the capability to automatically remove dust and scratches from film scans.
Summary: The only purpose I had for this scanner was to digitize more than 8000 old 35mm slides. At first I fiddled around with it, trying all its so-called "features," until I realized I simply wanted a product that would scan as accurately and true to the original slide as possible.
Summary: The specifications claim that this scanner will make 4800 dpi scans of non-transparent media. The highest setting allowed by the software is 1200 dpi. Repeated attempts to contact customer service via email have largely failed.
Summary: This review covers only the 9000f's film negative capability. For reflective scanning you can spend lots less and get the same results. If this scanner could actually capture 9600dpi of source detail then pro-level film scanners costing many times the cost of the 9000f would be redundant.