Summary: Good scanner. Louder than i wish while scanning (but not extreme). Wish that push-buttons were a bit more programmable...you can assign some programs/actions, but would like better options. I generally just use the included software rather than the physical buttons. Good quality, fast scans.
Summary: Buy this scanner. Sure it's not the latest model, but it is half the price and the sensitivity and resolution are as good as models costing a lot more! You can toss the scanning software. Use the software that came with your photo application like Adobe PhotoShop or PaintShop Pro or whatever.
Summary: The Epson 3190, a pick by the people at CNET, turns out to be a very solid performer for basic scanning. It takes a little over a half a minute to "warm up" once you flip the switch, but rewards you with attractive images.
Summary: Picked one up for about three-quarters of a C-note (USD) at a Sam's Club location mid-2004 and couldn't really be more satisfied. The software/driver package is newbie-friendly while also allowing advanced users some freedom and the included negative holders work well, letting the 3170p turn 35mm...
Summary: I bought this scanner mostly for restoring old photos and scanning old negatives. The scanner was a breeze to install and set up with my system running Windows XP with 512 mb of RAM. Image scanning is very quick at the default setting (300 dpi) and with excellent image quality.
Michelle Catherine Marco "friendly neighborhood tech guru", Amazon
7 February 2005
Summary: This scanner is a pretty solid piece of hardware. It's downright snappy (fast using USB 1.1, blazing using USB 2.0) and yields very high-quality images. It's not a suitable replacement for a dedicated negative/slide scanner if you do that sort of work often, but the included adapters can do the job...
Summary: I'm kind of having mixed emotions about this one. While it produces some of very decent quality scans , the software that claims to be the help (as the copy function or scan and mail) in fact is the nail in the chair padding.
A lot of potential, if you know what you are doing
Erik M. Thiesemann, Amazon
3 October 2004
Summary: This scanner was bought as a gift for me, and I've had it at over half a year, long enough to get a feel for it. I don't do a lot of heavy duty scanning, so it has taken me a while to learn this machine. My family's first reaction was "It looks like a Jedi Knight of a scanner.
Summary: I got this scanner last year as a christmas present for myself, and its a great scanner for the desktop. Capable of 48 bit colour scans and 16-bit gray scale, with automatic photo finishing effects, it's great. As a desktop scanner, it's excellent.
Had some issues, but 3170 performs very well regardless
ffass "ffass", Amazon
28 July 2004
Summary: I purchased my Epson 3170 yesterday so I can't give an opinion on extensive usage. Although I had an significant issue with my new scanner I was immediately impressed with the solid build and look of the 3170 so I decided to resolve the issue myself.