Excerpt: I have wished for a scanner ever since I started venting my frustrations in life thru blogging online. I call it my journal. As my therapy, I get to post all my inspirations and ramblings about makeup.
Summary: i have had this scanner for over 5 years now, it still works fine. I have never had any serious issue with it. When i was using WinXP i had to download drivers ( or use the scanner's CD) - this gave me full functionality (could use the buttons on the front). Now, with Win7 the drivers are automatically downloaded but i don't get functionality through the front buttons. This is the only problem that i have had. Nowadays i just use the devices & printers option to scan.
Summary: I got this scanner as a gift to scan old photos. It is fantastic for scanning old photos. Simply drop the 4 photos on the glass (no need to line them up, get them straight, etc.). Push a button, and the scanner scans the photos, straightens them up and separates them. I don't use the editing software so I can't comment on that, but this is a great scanner for a Mac user.
Summary: In the past, I've been very critical of Canon's incredibly lame support for providing updated drivers for the Macintosh. As such, I was really hesitant about buying another Canon scanner. But, I was assured that this scanner would work seamlessly with the Image Capture application in Mac OS X (10.6, Snow Leopard), without having to install any drivers whatsoever. So I tried it. And it works just fine.
Summary: The overall impression I have of this product is a favorable one. It doesn't scan with blinding speed, but it's been several years since I owned a scanner. I'm not familiar with what they can do or how fast they scan. But the scans seem very clear, I love the option to scan several photos at once. A real time saver. Very lightweight and portable, only a usb cable to hook up. Don't see a need to buy another one for any reason.
Summary: Very easy to set up. It was hooked up and operational in less then 5 minutes. Produces quality scans as well. Scans into my various applicatios effortlessly. I am very happy that I purchased this Scanner.
Summary: I got this scanner as a lightweight, no-frills portable for when I have to take work to the beach, like a Harmony Sovereign guitar. And for the price, it works beautifully and does exactly what I need. The only reason I can say that, however, is because I use Vuescan, an independent, all-purpose scanning software. The Canoscan driver, "MP Navigator X", can't cut it.