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: 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: 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.
Great Scanner, But Keep a Can of Compressed Air Handy...
Woo Song, Amazon
25 November 2003
Summary: I bought this scanner as an upgrade to my old Epson Perfection 610 Scanner. There was nothing wrong with the old Epson, but I wanted a scanner that could do 35mm negative scans. I've had this scanner for about 4 days now, and it's worked great. The setup was effortless and the scans are great, rich in color. As I said, I primarily use it for film scanning and the tools they've bundled with it are terrific.
Summary: I am so sorry that I did not look on Amazon.com first before I purchased this scanner last month. It is cheaper here then what I paid for it through another company. Besides that I also had to pay a 6% state sales tax. Believe me it does what it says it can do. I have old negatives from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's that were my dad's. Also 35 mm's. It did a great job on them. I have never done anything like them before. If I can do it anyone can. I am not computer savy.