Summary: We read reviews and thought this was the answer to our scanning problem. We found that the process was time consuming and the resolution not good. Epson indicated it was a Mac problem with "image capture". The scanned slide was pixilated, not acceptable nor usable.
Summary: Bought this item to scan about 30 years worth of color negatives and slides. I am running Windows 7, 64 bit and setup was flawless. Paper documentation is scanty but I soon was scanning my negatives.
Epson Perfection V300 not compatible with Windows 7
Donald A. Bowen, Amazon
1 February 2011
Summary: I have used four scanners and this was the first new unit I could not get to work, no matter what software upgrades I tried. Not worth the effort so I returned it, bought the Cannon 8000F and it installed flawlessly the first time. Amazon return was flawless as usual.
Summary: I purchased this scanner Epson Perfection V300 photo scanner several months ago, and have managed to get it to work only once!! After downloading the software, I initially was able to use it, though only by using the SCAN button on the scanner itself....and was able to scan one item.
Espon ships it broken - then forces you to go to a repair shop
A. K. Moore, Amazon
27 August 2010
Summary: Massive delays. The scanner didn't work when it came (long vertical bar down the center of each scan - with wrinkling effect around the edges). Tech support identified it as a broken scanner, but instead of sending me a new one, the forced me to drive 15 minutes to a repair center.
Scanner died within 90 days of purchase, tech support useless
mindluge "mental inhabitant", Amazon
9 July 2010
Summary: I bought this scanner new from Amazon in April. As of July the scanner is dead. It simply won't turn on. I've tried it in 4 different power outlets in the house and with two different computers. Plug it in, push the power button, and nothing happens.
Drivers would not install--even with help from Tec Support
A. Woronow, Amazon
19 November 2009
Summary: I have a rather ordinary Vario computer that has never complained about any installation of software or hardware until I tried the V30 (also goes for the V300--same thing). The drivers would say that they had installed, but when I clicked the v30 icon, it said they had not installed.
Great for XP, Not So Great for Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Karl Kleese "Cartoonist", Amazon
14 August 2009
Summary: I too have found the support for this scanner from Epson to be way below sub-par. The printer was purchased 6 months ago and worked fantastic, without a flaw on my Windows XP laptop. Unfortunately, that laptop had a very small hard drive so I had to purchase a new laptop.
Summary: The Epson v30 does a great job of scanning both photos and blk & wht documents on both Win XP and Mac OS X 10.6. The Epson software is both intuitive for the beginner, and allows for deep tweeking for the more advanced user.