Excerpt: I knocked off 1 star because there is no Linux support, so I had to run it through my Windows computer for it to work.Scan quality is great. Speed is average to slow, depending on resolution. I used it to scan 35mm slides, to which it did a great job. I wish it had a document feeder, but that is asking a lot from a inexpensiveness flatbed scanner.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Summary: I replaced my old scanner which was giving poor quality after 10 years. Right away, I was pleased with the quality of scan. I am scanning my slide collection. This is a slow process and the slide handler is a little cumbersome -- but it is comparable with scanners in this price range. The quality of scan (at 600 dpi) gives a JPEG file of about 5 Mb. I am not a professional -- I tried scanning some slides to TIFF at a higher dpi and the file sizes are enormous.
Excerpt: I purchased this product specifically to digitalize all our 35mm Slides, negatives and pictures for the past 70 plus years. I am very pleased I purchased the Epson V550 Scanner. This Scanner made this job easy. The setup to my computer was extremely simple. The Users Guide was a great help in getting started and I downloaded it to my desktop for additional projects. I like everything about this machine.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Summary: Purchased this scanner to transfer my extensive slide collection to the computer. It words very well, except that the custom tray only does 4 slides at a time, and is a bit slow. If you have the time and patience, it's a great machine for this purpose.
Excerpt: This is my second Epson scanner. I used a V500 for over three years. Both scanners worked flawlessly. The real treat was the extremely easy set-up to my PC (Windows 7). Within a few minutes I had been scanning photos both B/W and color without a bit of trouble. By the by, one can scan multiple photos at the same time but you will need to experiment placing them on the glass so they reproduce separately within your software program. This will save you some time.