... I cant emagin why epson discontinued it its the best scanner I have ever had and the seller sent ...
Carole A. Bradley, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: I bought this scanner to replacemy scanner that was damaged due to a roof leak I cant emagin why epson discontinued it its the best scanner I have ever had and the seller sent it much earlier than expected
Summary: Epson has continued with great support on this professional grade scanner. Everything up to Win 7 32/64 bit has driver downloads at Epson from Win98 to Win 7, Mac, and there is even links to Linux 4 versions of Perfection 3170 drivers by Epson, although they say they do not support. For those who say this scanner is slow, this scanner has a real optical resolution (not interpolated) of 3200x6400. That's about the highest resolution offered to consumers.
Summary: I have used this scanner for over 3 years now and love it. It has never given me any trouble. The quality of the scans are very good. The software it comes with is also great. As far as being slow, Mine isn't. Not any slower than any other scanner I have had or currently have. In fact, unless you have the DPI setting maxed out, it is very fast.
Summary: EPSB11B161011 Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner, 3200x6400dpi Excellent workhorse for all scanning tasks. I've used mine for documents, pictures, slides and negatives with great results. The color correction in most cases provides better scanned images than the original, although there are some cases where the features need to be turned off. The included PaperPort software (version 8) was very good, but did not recognize Windows folders.
Summary: I am very satisfied with this scanner. I just upgraded it from a 4 year old Canon which doesn't compare with this one in any way (I just got a new printer from Canon too, which I hate). I had absolutely no problem hooking this up, installing the software and getting it to work, and using this to scan slides, photos and make photo copies. I haven't found the Epson software buggy at all, as some other people have commented.
Summary: This scanner works perfectly in every single possible way with Windows XP! Setup is easy. Just take it out of the box, install the software, plug it in, and you're all ready to go. The resolution can't be beat and the speed of the scanner is remarkable. It's well worth the price if you are looking for a professional grade scanner at a very reasonable price.
Summary: I bought this with a common expectation to have real good scans of my 4x6 photo prints. I was initially not fully happy with it's shadow-area performance, but after a bit of tinkering with settings I got the results I wanted.The scans are coming very good now. My 2c advice for people who scrutinise scans deeply: decrease contrast 10-20%,increase brightness 5-15% for better shadow performance It is very speedy and quiet. The OCR s/w is really good.
Karen Fine "Author of How I Eat Without Wheat", Amazon
11 May 2005
Summary: I would have given this four stars because of software conflicts, but their phone technical support was so above average that they deserve at least five stars. The bottom line is the scanner is terrific and works fine with XP. I had a problem with SMART PANEL not launching. After two hours on the phone with some very patient tech support people, it was determined that the TWAIN_32 folder in my C:drive had a folder for my digital camera AND one for the new scanner.
Forget HP and Microtek. Epson is THE BEST for negatives
11 May 2005
Summary: Having used Microtek and HP in the past, both are of so-so quality, especially Microtek as I exchanged 3 of their model of the time and had 3 unique problems. And doubly-especially HP because of the ridiculous prices that hinge on their petty namesake (and the problems that developed were pretty bad too)... but before I digress... Epson's 3170 scanner is of solid build, has a head lock so it can be transported with reasonable assurance it won't become misaligned.