Conclusion: 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. I know I'm a mere novice (57 years in the computer industry), but this scanner gets less use than the older LiDE 600 Ihave.
Worked as advertised after having to troubleshoot software glitch
Frederick G.Barney, Amazon
15 October 2013
Summary: When I loaded the software provided, the module named Canon MP Navigator would not run. After troubleshooting for several hours, I called in my tech-savy son, who found the problem documented on a U-Tube video. After performing the fix described on the video, the program worked, and the scanner is fully functional.
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: This Canon Canoscan LiDE 700F Color Image Scanner could not be more perfect. I need to scan many old family prints and this device can do up to1200 dots per inch to capture the tiniest of details. I like that there is no bulb warm up time because it uses cool low wattage but very bright white LEDs. The low wattage also allows this scanner to be powered only from the same USB port as the data. This means no messy power cord or extra electrical outlet needed.
Conclusion: 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. When I plugged it into my Mac installed port it worked fine. You might explore this yourselves in such cases.
Film Adapter Fix - Press Scanner Button BEFORE Running Film Scanner Software - UPDATE FROM 3 TO 5 STARS
Mike Thomas, Amazon
3 May 2013
Summary: Amazon Purchased Item - I initially gave this item 3 stars because the film adapter would not work. I was receiving an error 2, 142, 0. I read, in another review on this item where the reviewer was having a problem just trying to scan (photo, not film) The fix for that reviewer was to press the scan button before scanning. I thought, if it works on regular photo scanning, maybe it will work for me for film, since I was not having any problem scanning photos, just film.
Summary: I bought this for 12o back in December 2012. I have a few hundred B&W Negatives and i planned on buying a scanner to digitize them instead of buying a lot of photo paper and the chemicals seeing as i developed them myself. I plugged it in and i had to update the software that it came with 2 hours on the phone to find that out, anyways it worked fine for the first 3 negatives nothing exceptional but then i noticed that there were lines showing up like the light from the...
Conclusion: I went to use my scanner and realize it does not do slides. very well. I need the adaptor for the slides if it comes with one .The adaptor is only for negatives. I was told it was just like the one I had which did slides and was great . That why i went with this one .
Pros: Compact Design, High resolution, easy to use, easy to transport