Summary: It's very slow feeding in the film and the resolution is poor in my opinion. I think it's faster to just load the film onto a template of a newer scanner- one that has better resolution and features. I feel I wasted $100 in this purchase. Regualar scans are ok on the flat bed itself.
Summary: negatives take years to process through wont do b&w negs taht are not on a strip even though it says it can support is worthless have to take screen out to do negatives have to take screen out to do slides and only 1 at a time the previous model did 4 at a time, get a better product elsewhere
Summary: This was purchased on Ebay. The unit never worked properly, poor image quality and extensive problems with software until the unit quit completely. Epson tech support was unable to resolve issues and claimed the unit has a defective lens requiring replacement of the cover panel. Epson later advised that this product was discontinued due to undisclosed problems.
Summary: Purchased this to replace an HP Scanjet with which I was happy until it died. Reviews on CNET and Consumer Reports for this unit were solid. It installed with Windows XP SP2 without any hiccups. Scans of docs and photos are outstanding. The accompaning software is useful without being obnoxious. Holding my breath to see how it works with a Vista upgrade... 12 Dec 07 Follow-up: Scanner still working as advertised. Vista recognized it with no problems.
Summary: This is the second Epson Perfection scanner I've purchased for myself and about the 15th one I've bought overall. I've never had a bad experience with Epson scanners and this one is no exception. The scanner software (under OS X) is quite nice and there's even an Intel-native version for those of you with Intel Macs. The software includes a Photoshop plug-in that works with all OS X-native versions of Photoshop, as well as the venerable "Epson Scan" stand-alone software.
J. Eklund "I spend too much time on research....", Amazon
12 July 2006
Summary: Much like a previous reviewer, I am trying to put a lifetime of photos onto a DVD for an 80th birthday party (my grandmother). I have a Canon MP730 All In One, and thought that I could do the project with that. After about 30 photos taking me 3-4 hours, I gave up. I started looking for a professional place to do these, and they wanted between $1.50 and $4.00 a photo. I looked around and found the Epson 3490 scanner and Epson Photo Feeder.