Summary: I ran across this while looking up driver updates. I have owned this scanner since it first became available. I actually ordered the 1200 photo but the order came in as a new model - the 1250 photo. Needless to say, that was nearly 8 years ago! The scanner is a great model. Its specs are lower than the newest ones out there but they meet the need for most home use even in 2009. The ONLY negative I have is that it is slow.
Summary: I like this scanner, esp. when compared to others I have owned or used (Mustek, HP, Acer). My only complaint is the warm up time it requires. The output, though, is excellent amd the detail in my images is great. Think my future scanner purchases will also be Epsons!
Summary: this is a great scanner for the price, i've had far less trouble (make that no trouble) with it than 2 other scanners i've had in the past that were in the same ballpark for price. it seems to be seamless with my power mac. Now it is 2008 and I just lost the scanner when I moved. It was still working perfectly, all beat up and taped on the bottom and NO PROBLEMS with the images. This is a good, good product.
Summary: Though not as fast as the previous Epson 1200U I owned, the scans are very exceptable. I don't scan often, so I don't need to spend a lot of money on scanner. The software that comes with this scanner is great. Installation was a breeze. Not to mention I was in market to but another printer, I bought an Epson Printer and this Scanner and got a rebate back. So I actually got this scanner for free. Great bargain!
Summary: This is my third scanner and is far the best, instructions are easy to read and the software is user friendly, I was enable to quickly and accurately enter text, photos and other printed material into my computer, and locate them easily at later dates. Epson Perfection 1250 is a great buy for the price.
Summary: I have always wanted to be able to scan slides, but never could justify the high price of doing so in the past. After reading the many negative reviews of this scanner I was hesitant to order, but did so anyway, having been so pleased with previous Epson products. I received my scanner a couple of days ago and immediately checked to see if there was any dust under the scan glass, there was none, the entire unit was clean as a "whistle".
Summary: This scanner produces superior scans compared to other scanners in it's class. It is a little on the slow side, but the scans are worth the wait. Extremely easy to use with options to turn off auto-scanning or scanning manually from other programs like Photoshop. The slide adapter produces exceptional printable scans from pos. or neg. film. My scanner has no dust at all under the glass.
Summary: I researched multiple scanners in (this)price range before finally purchasing the 1250 photo. My primary use was scanning for the Web, so the 48-bit, 1200x2400 resolution fit perfectly (Web supports 72dpi - scan at hi-res then resize) into my plans. I've used both the 35mm neg adapter and the slide film adapter and they both perform flawlessly (although the negs seem to turn out better).
Excerpt: "...company publishes. I find that the Epson Perfection 1250 has the quality that is required for the job. The scanner is easy to use and provides high quality scans every time that I use it. It works well not only as a scanner of photographs but also works well with several different types of OCR software that I have used in my working life. The thing that I like about the Epson Perfection 1250 is that it is easy to use. It really is just ...
Excerpt: "This scanner is good if you don't want to spend silly money, but want good quality images. The software is easy to use with thing called a "Smart Panel". Just click on what you want,- save to file, e-mail, print copy, save to application, etc. It does everything for you. Just make sure you set the resolution. Mine was originally set at 72, which gave pretty grainy images. Go to settings and change it to arounf 300 - 600. This will gove you good ...
Pros: Good Resolution, Easy to Use and Simple Software