Summary: This scanner does a great job of scanning old negatives and photos. With the right software, it can reproduce old images with amazing quality! I've been using Photoshop v.7, not the newest or the best, but it's been doing great things for my parents and grandparents old negatives!!! The only complaint that I have is that the scanning templates supplied with it do not accomadate the old 1940's and 50's size negatives.
Summary: The driver for this Epson 3200 scanner is built on PowerPC architecture. While it will work for some applications on an Intel based Mac, there are many Intel based applications with which this scanner will NOT work on a Mac, unless Epson updates the scanner driver. This is unlikely to happen because Epson wants customers to buy newer models of its scanners. If you own this scanner and use an Intel Mac with OS 10.5, you're out of luck.
Summary: If you know what you are doing! This scanner can give AWESOME results if you know how scanners work, understand colorspaces and film and other technical details, I ran a laser drum scanner and did color separations for a living for way to long, I can make this scanner dance and get great results, the SilverFast software is for ADVANCED USERS, novices or people that want a one button make it perfect first time need not apply. It is complex but it is also POWERFUL!
Summary: While Silverfast SE seems to serve no particular purpose, simply using Epson's "automatic" mode produces incredibly accurate duplicate colors of original transparencies (transparencies as seen on daylite box, scans seen on Synchmaster 192n, automatic default prints on Epson 2200 pigment printer. In other words, used as a plug-and-play system, with absolutely no tinkering or adjustment, it's nearly perfect.
Kort "Art, Music, Book & Movie Enthusiast", Amazon
20 February 2004
Summary: I'm glad that some people have had a good experience with this scanner, but I am not one. I own an Epson Perfection 2450 Photo scanner and have been very happy with it. I thought it's "big brother" would make a nice, economical additon to the office where I work. Boy was I wrong. Several people have mentioned dust issues. I haven't noticed that but I do have the problem others have mentioned in the professional photography forums on the internet.
Summary: I've had several scanners over the years but this is the best one yet. I found it particularly good on a wide variety of photo formats, especially negatives of all common sizes. I agree with others that the Silverfast software is difficult to master but it does pretty good job after learning its quirks. Also, you print out a multipage guide on how to use Silverfast and visit their web site for online tutorials.
Summary: My objective in purchasing this scanner was to be able to place a scanned photo on the same page as some text. After several sessions,I have not found a solution. Scanning is not the problem; rather, sending a scanned image to another application such as word so that one can combine a word document with the image. The software gives no clue and reaching Epson's technical support is a joke. Consider another brand. I'm selling or giving this one away.
Summary: This is an affordable professional scanner that rivals the quality of any negative scanner I have ever used. Its software is great, and is very straight forward. You will not go wrong with this scanner. I am a professional photographer, and have now made this the only scanner I use.
Summary: I bought this scanner because I have a ton of 4x5 sheet film negatives; some I've not yet printed. It sure beats making contact prints. It does an excellent job with 4x5 and 120 format film, along with 35mm negatives and slides. It has been (so far) dependable and trouble-free with Windows XP Home Edition and a USB 2.0 port. I highly recommend it.