Very nice scanner, small in size and clear results
4 August 2009
Summary: This is a very nice scanner, small and thin, that works on both Windows and Mac formats. It doesn't need a power cord because it works off the computer's power. I can store it away when not in use to save desk space. This is a great machine for the price.
Summary: I like it's sleekness. I bought it because I had one similar to it and I thought this was the one I had previously. Unfortuanately this scans much to slow for my liking. As a result I haven't been anxious enough to do much scanning.
I hated it for the first five years, but it works now
Dean Willis, Amazon
13 February 2008
Summary: I started off using this scanner with Windows XP, fow whoch it barely worked (the drivers and software were terrible). Then I bought a Mac, and the scanner was useless, as the drivers didn't work at all. I finally tried connecting the scanner to an Ubuntu (9, 10, 11+) machine running SANE drivers, and surprise -- it works flawlessly! So I'm now using it on a daily basis, six years later.
Problems with installation under OS 10.3.9 MacIntosh
Mr. Roger Rick, Amazon
18 January 2008
Summary: I am writing this review for the benefit of iMac users (flat panel) who have difficulties installing or re-installing the software. The trouble during installation is due to the lack of authority. Therefore, log in as system administrator and perform the installation as such. Make sure that you first install the Canosan software and afterwards the LIDE 50 driver.
Summary: I have used this scanned quite a bit. It quit working after about 8 months (still under warranty), but was repaired locally at no cost to me. It's been working fine lately, although I'm not using it as hard as I had been at the time.
Summary: I already used the CANON LIDE50 on my DELL Inspiron with Windows XP Pro. It worked alright and for all the features on Windows read the other reviews, as they are quite detailed in my opinion. The scanner works, it scans, could be a little more userfriendly on the toolbox interface, but especially the assignment of scanbuttons to certain programs or filetypes is fully functional and working, after getting used to the configuration.
Summary: I originally bought it just for the software [Adobe Photoelements 2.0]. I have seen usb bus complaints by windows XP when I plugged in non-powered hub with my jumpdrive trio, so I didn't think XP and/or the PC itself, provided very much usb power. But this little scanner does just fine with it's only power source being the usb bus. The software install was one of the most informative I've ever done. It lets you know where you are at in the process.