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.