Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection 1660 Photo
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Not a photo scanner
A. Nawrocki, Amazon
25 August 2013
Summary: The Epsom 1660 says it is a photo scanner. I don't know what kind of photos they were scanner when they named it such, but I don't own any. The quality is shockingly bad. It won't even scan an ink sketch that is worthy of printing. Save this for documents and nothing more.
Summary: This scanner produces fair results for most work. There is a major flaw in the design that prospective buyers should know. The assumption is that when scanning negatives, there will be a difference in density between the edge of the frame and the inter-frame space.
Summary: Worked fine when first installed. Lost hard drive and now ubable to re-install. Have done extensive and very time consuming research on the problem to no avail. Have un-installed and re-installed several times, following the instructions carefully.
Summary: Bought the so-called Mac compatible scanner last year and it worked with OS 9. I went to do this years batch of scans using OS X and no go. Image Capture doesn't see it connected via USB. An Apple Support document indicates that the 1660 Photo driver is NOT a built-in driver in Mac OS X.
Summary: First of all, I have a Mac, so that plays into any computer equipment purchases. You'd be surprised how many peripherals still don't work with Macs. That said, Epson has always had excellent Mac support. They provide updated drivers soon after Apple releases new versions of OS X.
Summary: A few months ago I finally made the decision to digitalise alle the travel pictures I'd ever made (mostly on diapostive film) and bought this Epson Perfection 1660 Photo with diapostiive layer (6 at a time), which looked very good and had a good reputation.
Summary: I bought this scanner in a hurry to complete a project. In turned into being a better scanner than my expensive one. It installs quickly and the software that is provided with it is adequate or you can use your own software easily.