Summary: This took a little bit of work to get started using this but with patience I figured out how to hook everything up. However, once I printed the pictures out I couldn't get a crisp, clear picture to print out. I don't know where the problem is. It may possibly be my printer, but I can't get rid of lines running through the pictures. I'm going to use a printer at a drugstore to see if it's due to my personal printer.
Summary: I bought this Epson scanner to replace an older model which quit working. I had hoped that this one would not cut off the edges like the last one and was disappointed to find that it still does. If I put a picture or document against the edge, which is the only way to ensure that it is straight) a good 1/8" doesn't show up in the scan.
Summary: This scanner has provision to email documents and has a button to email documents. The email system does not work as the default has been set by Epson as Microsoft Outlook. The scanner cannot email to other email systems such as Gmail, Yahoo, Aol etc. I called Epson and they confirmed it. What you have to do is scan documents in PDF mode and send it as an attachment. Epson said it cannot be changed. Why make a product that can't deliver!!!
Summary: i bought this after reading a lot of good reviews. upon receipt i started scanning old photos. it turned out really good. scanned image are really clear and crisp plus the added software for photo editing really did magic. i was happy...until one day when i took out some old photos and started scanning them again. the scanned image has a thin red line. it all appeared on all the images scanned. tried rebooting it up but still the thin red line run across the photos.
Summary: While the scanner may be mechanically sound the transaction isn't. I have a macbookpro currently running OS 10.7 (Lion) which I downloaded several weeks ago. The problem is that Epsom has not released an app . Or driver that allows this scanner designed for apowerPC chip to be recognized by the computer. This is not stated in the advertising. After recieving the scanner I went to the Epson support/driver download site. Ther was no driver available for use with OS 10.7.
Summary: Good solid scanner. Not really geared to Mac OS users as there are scant instructions. Clearly Epson prefers Windows customer base. So basically good hardware but poor attention to non Windows user base.
Summary: EDIT: Ok, so there is a way of configuring the buttons to have exactly the settings you want (automatically save to a location of your own choosing). For this, you need the Epson Event Manager (need to download it from the Epson homepage). Still can't name images to your liking (no "Save as"), but at least you don't need to be sitting at the computer to make some scans! --- I needed a flatbed scanner for my home office and wanted one that could do photos as well.
Summary: The time needed to scan a picture is around 20 seconds. Only scan in one direction and waste time and energy returning the lens to the original position. The quality of the picture is very good. The price is good.
Summary: just a warning for all you mac users, this scanner does not work with the new os x lion! i was really excited to get a new scanner and had recently updated my macbook pro to os x lion, but to my demise a 'we not longer support powerpc app' window infront of me. :( sad day.