Summary: My brother had an older scanner, the Epson PERFECTION 1670 AC Adapter 2084614 Flatbed Scanner, and I found it to be the best and most user freindly device to convert old Kodak slides to digital photos for display on the new digital projectors as well as digital storage. I was thrilled when I saw this scanner on Ebay. The seller was very responsive and my "new" old scanner is being put to good use. The newest technology is not always the best.
Scanner is perfect when paired with Vuescan software
Occasional Reviewer, Amazon
23 October 2007
Summary: This is easily one of the best scanners I have ever used. The color is good, but most of all, this scanner is FAST. It gets the job done faster than most scanners that are 4 years newer. When paired with Vuescan aftermarket software ([...]), I can create mutli-page PDFs with a single click and automate workflow, with calibrated color.
OCR capabilities never operated, technical support hard to locate
Richard Jensen, Amazon
8 February 2007
Summary: The Epson Perfection 1670 Photo scanner is used as a pleasure tool in my hobby, Genealogy and Family History. Although Epson claims that the 1670 will do OCR scanning I never could get it to work, unlike prevous scanners I have used. My attempts to contact Epson Technical help have been very difficult, and when I did get an e-mail suggestion from Epson Connection, the answer did not in any way solve the problem. The previous reviews hit the operation exactly.
Summary: It amazes me how this scanner has not been dumped into the bottom of the ocean as yet. The color is awful, awful, awful; the scanned images have long ugly streaks; it's painfully slow; it's technologically jurassic - in one short sentence - it's pathetic! So, fellow on-line buyers, you have been forewarned.
Summary: I bought this unit to scan old photos and slides. The software that drives the scanner is not intuitive to say the least. It has a fully automated mode to pick the best results for the user, but it "remembers" the settings from the previous manual operation. The "professional" mode does not let you control the size of file you create.
Summary: During the first week of use, the pad under the document cover came unglued and starting falling every time you opened the cover. Bundled software is adequate, but not a home run. Other than a setup poster, no hard copy documentation. Probably usable, but not for the scanning neophyte, and the suspect quality control evidenced by the self-disassembling document cover speaks for itself....
Summary: After reading countless reviews of Epson's and others, I bought the 1670 scanner, but made sure to download the latest driver (for Windows XP)before I even began the installation. Thus everything went very smoothly, and I was scanning almost immediately. It's true that the on-line instructions are not the best, but a little study time will make most things clear.
Summary: open the box, install software, plug it in and scan. works perfectly for me for scanning in all of my old photos (I'm going all digital). the auto scan and save mode works well, and made it almost effortless to archive years worth of photos. I also like the high spedd USB 2.0 interface to speed transfers to my laptop. I did not try the film scanner attachment, but it works great on normal photos. highly recommend!