Excerpt: I bought this to upgrade from a LiDE 600. Nice, solid scanner absolutely undermined by software apparently designed as a high-school programming project. No logic or rhyme or reason for menu options, poor, slow results. I've had to buy third-party software (PaperScan) to make it usable.
great scanner with high resolution and great color fidelity
Y.Song "triclops", Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: lightweight and compact but great resolution, fast, and good scanner. I use it mainly for two applications - scanning documents and scanning drawings for later inking using photoshop. The built in software is great for making quick pdfs.
Summary: I rated this 5 stars because it's easy to use, doesn't require a separate power source, doesn't take up a lot of space, and offers good picture quality from scans. I'm using it for photos - haven't tried it yet with negatives or slides - and am satisfied with results.
Summary: Piles of ancient 35 mm negatives sitting in boxes. Tried to used old film scanner with abysmal results. This very inexpensive scanner gives great results. I'm using 3600 dpi TIFF format. Great results.
Summary: Worse than the canoscan lide 110 it was suppose to replace BY FAR! Slower, noisier, more expensive, and plagued with bugs. It's possible I got a defective scanner, however the scan misalignment is something I really only find with low-end cheap scanners.
Pros: Easy design Powered by USB lots of added things that have little use, (scanner for my film?)
Cons: - VERY SLOW AT HIGH RESOLUTIONS! SLOWER THAN MY OLD LiDE 110 - Won't accurately scan. There is a slight deformation, (square box appears skewed and not paralelle) - CONSTANTLY gives me error "cannot communicate with scanner" half way through a scan!
Summary: Only been using it for two days, but so far I'm impressed on just about every count. I'm using Windows 8 and installation was easy enough, run the setup on disk and restart when prompted before plugging the device in.
Excerpt: I have had this scanner for 2 years, using it mostly for pdf documents. I had a problem with speed and disfunction as mentioned in a number of the negative reviews. I learned that the cause of the problem was my USB port. When I used my usb extension port the scanner was slow and disfunctional.