Conclusion: The Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 is a no-frills package, offering relatively slow scanning and bundled with only a low-end photo editor and a special-edition OCR program. But it handles photos surprisingly well for the price, and includes such welcome touches as a color-restore feature for faded photos.
Pros: Low price. Reasonably good-quality scans for photos. Color-restore feature for faded photos. Batch-scan option. Simple interface for beginners and an advanced interface for better control.
Cons: Minimal software bundle includes only a photo editor and light-version OCR program. USB 1.1 connection limits scan speed.
Excerpt: In the age of digital photography it is hard to imagine that some folk would stick to a standard film-based snapshot camera. I have a friend, who just loves her camera and asks me to scan images for her to put them up on flickr.com . So far this meant a trip to my parent’s house, where I would use a “windows only” scanner attached to an old Windows 98 machine. A pain.