Summary: My only complaint is that I spent several hours trying to get this scanner to work until I realized it is simply not compatible with my ADStech USB 2.0 card. BE CAREFUL if your USB 2.0 card is NOT from Adaptec or Intel -- you may have compatibility problems like I did.
Summary: It scans so well but so slow. Even with USB 2. That just about sums it all. This comes from someone who has used an Epson Perfection 1200U and a Visioneer 9020. All these three scanners have comparable price tags. As explained below, the Canon is definitely the slowest among the three.
Summary: I read some reviews about this scanner and I was worried that it may not be very good. I bought it any way and boy was I surprised. It was easy to load the software , it took very little to set it up. I have scanned pictures, a news columns and several letter to forward, with added comments.
Summary: Attn: Amazon, please delete my "Going back in the morning" review currently in the 5 day review/processing. Initially did have problems with the worst scans ever seen that both Photoshop Essentials and PaintShop Pro (I'm more adept with) couldn't correct.
Summary: We ordered this scanner through a special priced Amazon.com "gold box" offer for under $. We wanted to be able to make prints from old negatives, and the Cannon was highly rated. We are thrilled! We're having loads of fun! --The colors scan very true.
Summary: I have used this scanner for a little over a year now, and it really provides incredible results on printed and other opaque materials. Colors are very true (perhaps a slight warming on the color-temperature, as others have mentioned), and sharpness is fantastic.
Summary: This is an incredibly easy to use package. I use Windows XP Home Edition. The scanner was up and running with all programs installed within a half hour. I have scanned photos AND negatives with no problem and what I consider to be excellent results.
Summary: I liked it a lot, I bought it and I was sort of frustrated in the begining but once I got the hang of it and how to scan the pictures, the quality was EXCELENT, and for its price I think its just amazing.
Summary: does scan great out of the box but the icr software is not the best. If you have office xp you will have a little problem with format. Talked to cannon and they said upgrade to the omni 11 which cost more than the scanner. Other than this small fomat problem, it works great with xp.