Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V200 PHOTO
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OK Scanner--Software From Hell
Peter in Tucson, Amazon
9 December 2008
Summary: Using a digital camera and a slide projector would be far easier and quicker for digitizing your old slides!!! Those of us of a certain age would like to digitize our 35mm slides from the "good old days". After reading many reviews citing difficulties with virtually every available slide-capable scanner, I chose the Epson V200 based on 2 out of 3 Amazon reviews being very favorable--especially regarding ease of use. As it turned out, there was nothing easy about it.
Summary: I bought this because it was supposed to be fast. Not so on Mac. Epson used to have excellent support for Macintosh (back in the OS8 days. That is not the case anymore. The software for Mac that comes with their scanners these days is so slow and "clunky" as to be unacceptable for anyone but the occasional user. It's as bad as anything that Microsoft could come up with. I am using Hammrick Software's VueScan instead of what comes with it.