Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V100 PHOTO
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Okay for documents, Useless for 35mm slides.
Will L. Eskridge, Amazon
16 February 2007
Summary: First off I've been in the graphic design industry for about 7 years now. I'm also a painter and have slides that I want to digitize for various projects. I've used various brand name scanners over the years and haven't any problems with too many except for an old UMAX back in '98 (but that's another story) Also, I use a G4 powerbook. For the past 4 years I've been using a Canon Lide 30 with no problems - it is an awesome simple scanner.
Summary: After my old scanner died I read some reviews on scanners, and read that the previous Epson model was good. I went to CompUSA to pick it up, but was told that model was discontinued and here were the new models. Hoping that the current model would be just as good I bought the V100 scanner. My first V100 worked up until I did a few negative strips, and then I got this jack hammer sound and the scans were leaving some parts of the photo off, or stretching the photos.
Excerpt: "Cheap easy to fit and works with Vista too. Quality of image produced is very good. This scanner though is let down by its software. Yes, you can do almost anything you want but the software is oriented around single jobs. If you have an application where you might want each time to scan first a photo and then a form then it's very tedious setting everything up each time. Not only that but if you want to use it for archiving documents it needs half ...
Pros: Good quality scans, easy to connect, works with Vista (only V32 tested)
Cons: Slow in use, 30 sec warmup before each scan; software setting tedious