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: 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.
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.
Summary: this scanner produces razor sharp images from all 3 formats that it scans, the only problem i have is the blue colour cast when i scan slides, it's very annoying when i have a white background that comes out blue in the scan, looking at the strip lights under the hood of the scanner they are...