Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection 2400 Photo
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Good scanner but beware !
D. NEVIN ""Doc"", Amazon
24 March 2010
Summary: This scanner does a really good job, if you are using windows XP. It needed a software upgrade for Vista that worked but,loss some of the original functionality. You can also download Windows 7 software but, again you lose some functions and it will not scan film / slides under windows 7 and there is not patch to fix that. This seems to be a consistant problem with Epson Scanners.
Summary: I purchased this scanner used, for $10 from the local Habitat for Humanity store- they even gave me a 7 day performance guarantee !! Not bad ! Installation was very easy. I downloaded and installed the latest driver version from the Epson website. WinXP recognized the scanner upon connection and configured the driver(s) for me. After installation, I am able to use the scanner with Epson native TWAIN software, WinXP Scanner applets or PS Elements 2.
Summary: My previous scanner was an SCSI device, and when I upgraded my computer, I was faced with the choice of installing an SCSI card or upgrading to a new USB compatible scanner. I'm glad I chose to buy this scanner. Installed on a Windows XP machine, the installation was simple, and the user interface options allow me to control the scanning operations with very little effort.
Summary: Owned this scanner two days. So far so good however, you need not worry about losing your user manual because there isn't one. HTML help files and a quick start guide is all that's provided - not even a pdf document.
Summary: Pros: Scans fast in high quality Scans film Good software package, to name a few, photoshop elements, OCR reader. Cons: Software that runs the scanner is a bit buggy, getting the software updates seems to only make it worse! Not the end of the world and still worth it to put up with the quality of the scanner Overall: Go for it! Not exactly on the cheap side but obviously with good reason. Software bugs aren't something unbareable just annoying once in a while.
Summary: Great copies of my pictures, great copies of my negatives!! You can't go wrong with this awesome scanner. The only reason it gets 4 rather than 5 stars has been stated in other reviews; Epson could be more proactive with their help files and their software leaves much to be desired.
Summary: After several weeks of research, I bought my first scanner, the EPSON Perfection 2400. My goal was to convert several decades prints, film negatives, and slides. In my move to digital, the price of this scanner seemed extremely attractive for all the features it offered. The package also included the venerable Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 1). Right off the bat, the scanner would not install on my IBM Thinkpad T40, running factory installed Windows XP Pro.
Summary: PROS: I needed a cheap scanner that will let me scan old 35mm slides. At the same time, I didn't want to buy just a photo scanner which had no use after my personal project. I was very impressed with the quality and didn't need to use higher resolution then 1200 which is about 2Meg file size. I also had some old color positives and black and white negatives which I was able to convert into digital images. Great for multipurpose.
Summary: I don't have a lot of scanning experience -- this scanner is the first one I've owned. That being said, I've had it for about 4 months and so far I love it. The interface is really easy to work with and I've been happy with the quality of scans. The built-in negative scanner is the main reason I chose this model. A bonus to the negative scanner is being able to scan in multiple negatives at a time -- that makes scanning vacation pictures go much faster.