This is a very good used scanner that is perfect for my use.
6 April 2013
Summary: I'm very satisfied with the Canon LiDE 35 scanner. It is small and flat, so it doesn't take up much room on my desk. Also, it's user friendly. Other than having a dent on the lid, which doesn't hamper its results, it is in very good shape.
Summary: While waiting for a good page scanner, I bought the LiDE 35 to use in scanning my receipts for expense reports and client documents. The cover of my scanner is dented and the TSA has mis-packed it a dozen times causing me to worry that it would be damaged but each time I've unlocked it, plugged it into my USB port and begun scanning. I've been very pleased with this scanner and on occasion when I scan photos find that it does a beautiful job there too.
Summary: I use the scanner to make E-copies of research litterature directly in Adobe Acrobat. Since the scanner fits nicely into my laptop bag and requires no separate power supply other than the USB cable, I have have no problems aquiring resources for research. I too had some minor problems with the twain driver, the solution was to install all of the software allowing the Canon twain to interface with the Adobe programs.
Summary: I recently purchased this item with a rebate offer so I got a great price on it. As far as the quality, I would say it is pretty average but great for the price paid. I am able to use it and scan at upto 1200 dpi(dots per inch) resolution as it says. My computer doesn't freeze up or anything. Those of you using Photoshop, it works great with Photoshop no problems. I was able to use the "Import" function from Adobe Photoshop file menu with out any problems.
Summary: This is not as fast as other scanners I have used, but overall it is easy to use. The scanning process is slow, but this is maybe only an issue if you need to scan several documents as quickly as possible. Otherwise the scanning speed isn't a hinderance to any casual user. The included software is powerful (includes Optical Character Recognition software so you can scan printed documents and convert them to a text file).