Summary: This scanner will sacan for you once there will be about a 2% chance that the image is not covered with lines. after that windows will pop up and say that the USB device is not regonized and youll have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers.
Summary: I purchased this scanner primarily because it advertised that it would copy documents directly from the scanner to a printer. Well it won't. Cannon sugessted I download new drivers --that didn't work. Then they admitted that their software was bad and they're "working on it". Then don't advertise it as being able to make direct copies. What scanning I've done with it is fine. It makes a fine paper weight.
Summary: After using the Cannon CanoScan D1250U2F for several weeks, I have found everything to be acceptable with one MAJOR exception. The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software bundled with the system is more that just a few years old. In fact it is so old that the digital certificate has expired. The bundled OCR software is from Caere Corporation -- OmniPage Pro 9.0. That software in and of itself works adequately.
Summary: The biggest problem with this scanner is its very low quality scanning. I have images which I scanned with HP G55 All-In-One, HP PSC 2210 All-In-One, and this Canon 1250UF. Even with higher resolution (720dpi) with Canon 1250UF, the image quality was worse than lower resolution (600dpi) from HP all-in-one's. I have no idea why. Specifically, the depth and contrast were so bad. For example, I have a picture with my daughter taken in the evening.
Summary: I purchased this scanner as a christmas gift for my wife, and decided as soon as I got it to try it out in my office. From the moment I took it out the box and tried it out I was disappointed. Everything scanned came out blue. Amzazon advised that I had to deal with the manufacturers to sort out the problem. The manufacturer's customer service department response so far seem helpful, certainly alot more than [company name]! I am glad I tried it before Christmas.
Don't bother if you want to scan slides or negs...
14 October 2002
Summary: I bought this scanner based on positive reviews and my own experiences with Canon's EOS cameras, but this scanner is an absolute piece of junk. I am a semi-pro photographer and shoot a lot of slides, and it simply couldn't handle them. Scans of sharp slides and negatives were unacceptably blurry, colors of vivid slides with above-average contrast were flat, well-exposed slides were underexposed in the scan, and it was impossible to get a clean scan of slides with a lot...