Summary: I have about 250 or so slides from around the 1930s, very well maintained by my family. I finally got around to breaking them open to archive them digitally. I needed a slide-capable, fast, high resolution scanner, and that's exactly what I got. It scans 4 slides at a time, scans very true colorwise to the original, high res pics. A very handy feature is that it saves the 4 slides as individual pic files, so i don't have to cut and paste in order to separate them.
Summary: I am very pleased with this scanner. I have scanned about 2000 slides, and I'm very pleased. I found the software very easy to use. It has a auto mode and I used it. I saw no reason to use the other settings but it's nice to know I can if needed. Prints turn out great also.
Summary: After much research and recommendation, we purchased the Epson scanner. The first one arrived and wouldn't work correctly. After calling the manufacturer, we discovered it was defective. I immediately contacted Amazon and my new scanner arrived in days without costing me anything extra. (Just as a side note, Amazon was great about the return!!) As soon as I got the new scanner, I started to scan my 35mm photos and negatives.
Summary: Used with a 512mb WIN XP desktop. I couldn't be more pleased with this scanner - cheap, gives beautiful results quickly and easily. I have scanned nearly 800 slides and negatives so far, and a few photos, and am completely satisfied with the results. I am not a photographer, just someone with a ton of old film to convert. You scan, it saves the files automatically, numbered, no need to name or save manually. Dead easy.
Summary: I almost did not open the box after reading a review below about the Software (GUI) being so bad. After deciding what the heck, I am over 30, can figure out most anything, I decided to give this scanner a try. The software loaded without problem (Win XP, SP2) and without a bunch of advertising junkware. I powered up. Stuck a photo in the machine pressed the scan button and few seconds later I had my first ever scan. Took less than 5 minutes from opening the box.