Summary: - Scans look really good, at least so far. - Installation went well. - The buttons on the scanner don't seem to work (except the power button). The PDF button worked once too, but it took so long (I'm guessing 30 seconds) before there was any response, that I had given up.
Summary: If you scan and copy a lot, this is not for you as it is very slow and takes several actions before printing. I for one do not copy and scan several things at a time so it works for me. The price is resonable. I had a HP Scanner that cratered after 5 years.
Summary: The LED really doesn't perform well if the subject cannot lay absolutely flat on the glass. Paperback book covers, for example, tend to wrap around the spine and there is no way to lay them completely flat. With the V30, I get a visible shadow along the edge of the spine.
Pros: Quick, no warm up, easy to use. Has auto and advanced modes. Probably just fine for b&w photos, art, and text.
Cons: I tried diligently to get colors as correct and bright as from two older CRT scanners (an HP Scanjet from a few years ago, and an ancient Epson 1250). The old workhorses are clearly more accurate and brighter, even without using their advanced settings. Of course, they require warming up and scan...
scanner seems OK - software is mostly bad shovelware
Pete ZaHutt, Amazon
27 March 2010
Summary: The scanner itself seems like a good scanner, but the software is horrible. The Epson Scan app is OK as a stand-alone app, but if you want to scan from within Photoshop like I do, you'll have to use a klunky TWAIN driver. If you use CS4, you'll have to install the TWAIN plug-in.
Summary: I purchased this scanner because I had to scan many strips of 35 mm film and slides. This scanner has a 6-frame-long 35mm-wide frosted panel in the lid that lights up when you inform the epson software that you are scanning film.
A nice little scanner but the software is slow and the framing is off.
a reader from San Mateo, Amazon
16 March 2010
Summary: The setup for this scanner was easy and the price was excellent but the software that comes with the scanner is very slow, taking two minutes to power up after you press one of the command buttons.
Summary: ...the placement of the usb and power ports is such a glaring design flaw. If you don't use the buttons, or you expect to have this only on the right side of your desk and against the wall, it might not be a big deal. Maybe that's being picky, but it bugged the heck out of me.
Summary: The Epson Perfection V300 Photo Color Scanner was purchased exclusively for scanning old family slides from the 60's that were starting to fade, and whose holders were warping so they'd no longer automatically feed in the projector without continual assistance.