Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V100 PHOTO
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The Epson V100 Pure Frustration
Neon Person, Amazon
13 November 2007
Summary: I have owned dozens of Epson products and two previous Epson scanners. They have all performed reliably. When my last trusty scanner started to show its age I figured the V100 would be a great replacement. Instead I feel thoroughly cheated by Epson. It has major trouble being properly recognized by the Twain drivers and instead prefers to go into some sort of hardware coma - blinking red or green light mode indefinitely.
Summary: This scanner is a perfect example of "you get what you pay for." It's a cheap piece of crap. I suppose it's okay if you want to scan a snapshot and do nothing to it--but if you want to try the various settings to do something "professional," prepare to be astounded. And confounded. The machine locks up and offers no way to unlock it. Among the most offensive things is that there is no power button.
MAC USERS BE WARNED!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS SCANNER!!!!!!!
Y. Beauvais, Amazon
17 June 2007
Summary: The software that comes with this scanner claims to be Mac compatible. It really is not. This scanner simply DOES NOT WORK with a MAc OS system, at least not with my Intel 10.4.9. The EPSPON SCAN software does not boot up automatically. I was able to scan using the horrendous Arcsoft Photoimpression software, but only at the lowest resolution. Arcsoft crashes with anything over 800 dpi.
Summary: Don't make the same mistake I did and spend $100+ on this piece of garbage. Or even $50. In fact, I wouldn't waste another penny on this. I've been up for the past two hours focusing on scanning something I need. I downloaded the drivers, I looked at the manual, and have reached the conclusion that after 30 days this thing DOES.NOT.WORK. The few times it did work for me, it was good. But not "$125" good. Or "hours of my time" good. Or "not being frustrated" good.
Summary: This scanner does not live up to it's "Perfection" name. I bought this scanner because I needed to quickly scan several documents and images for a project. So I figured this scanner would be good at least since it carried the EPSON name. Warning to all Mac Graphic Designers, if you buy this scanner, you will be sorry! This scanner works only 30% of the time. Every time I click on the scanner icon, it claims that it cannot locate the scanner but it is clearly hooked up!
Summary: The software for Mac OS X is a disastrous mix of utilities that will not live up to your expectations. The scanner itself is slow and needs an external power supply. Comparable Canons scanners do without one. I'm putting mine on ebay and will be glad when it's gone.