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 ([...
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.
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!
Summary: I have been using this scanner for over 1 year and have used it to scan hundreds of typewritten pages, old slides, and photographs. For the money, this is one fine tool. We have a newer, much more expensive scanner at our office, but I have often taken work home to scan because the Epson 1670 does a...
Summary: The Copy Utility software does not work in WinXP. Apparently there is a conflict with the twain and twunk files that Windows uses. After 7+ hours...on my dime...with advanced tech support they gave up and said they can't do anything about the problem.
Summary: Working on a compact budget, I was looking for something I could use to scan photos, negatives, and slides that would approach quality amateur level. For photo scans, I was impressed by the speed, the quality was average or slightly better than average.
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.
Summary: I do PR and marketing for a small hospital and have ended up scanning a lot more than I would have thought. I've used the 1670 for a couple of months now. It was easy to set up and quick to use; it scans quickly; the color is great. The OCR software that came with it works GREAT.
Long-Suffering Technology Consumer "8-tracks to 802.11", Amazon
28 March 2004
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.