Summary: The unit was a new one. After setting up, I scanned a few things, and they were ALL blurred, like double-exposured pictures. I even contacted Canon to see if it can be fixed. Canon send advice to "calibrate" it, and I did that. Still the same.
Excerpt: This scanner is cheap junk. Family photos scan in all purple and green tinted. Sometimes you get lucky with a good scan. The bad scans cant even be fixed in photoshop the color is so bad and I am a professional artist. I get the feeling the number of color was reduced and tinted.
Cons: Inaccurate Color, Inaccurate Scans, Poor Bit Depth
Excerpt: Scanner front panel buttons would not work so I sent this email to canon support: "My printer is a HP LaserJet M1212nf MFP. I am using the USB port. Using your software utility, I can scan to "MY Documents" and I can print anything from there.
Conclusion: Installation was easy and was looking forward to organizing the paperwork until I tried to scan the first document. Every document had a 1/2 inch of unscanned material. A solid black area was in it's place. Will return.
Summary: I have no Idea how well this works on other operating systems, but It will not work on Windows 8.1. Further when you call Cannon Tech Support, all they are capable of telling you to uninstall and then reinstall the drivers and software that does not work.
Summary: Purchased the Canon LiDE 210 scanner to replace an earlier model in my home office. Tried several times to get it to work without luck. Problem seemed to be software related so I called Canon's customer service and spoke with a rep.
Excerpt: This scanner should be priced around $20. After trying to work with it I returned it and purchased an Epson V500. Although that's not a perfect scanner, it was much better than this one and cost only about $40 more.
Summary: I've used a Canon LiDE 60 through years of reliable and flawless performance so I thought buying the new LiDE 210 would be a no-risk purchase. Sadly, the LiDE 210 (made in Vietnam with software and online interface "English" text clearly from a similar place) does only one thing - basic scanning.