Excerpt: The Good Nice build quality. Easy to set up. Automated front buttons. OCR and photo editing software included. Can use any scanning software. The Bad EPSON Scan does not yield the best scans. Must spend money on better scan software for best results. I developed an interest in our family's photo history a few years back, so while my sister works in Ancestry and Geni.com to put the jigsaw puzzle of our family together, I supply the photos, when available.
Pros: Nice build quality., Easy to set up., Automated front buttons., OCR and photo editing software included., Can use any scanning software.
Cons: EPSON Scan does not yield the best scans., Must spend money on better scan software for best results.
Conclusion: All in all, the Epson Perfection V600 Photo is a flat bed scanner that is characterized by a beautiful design and a simple handling. In case of the scans of non-transparent material, the image quality results to be good, but in the case of the scans of film material, specially the low effective resolution and the low range of density compared to real film scanners make it impossible to digitalize film material in a high quality.
Summary: The Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner is an excellent photo scanner that offers all the tools and capabilities that photo buffs of every level could want, including a built-in transparency unit and the ability to scan slides, negatives, and medium-format film. Adobe Photoshop Elements helps defray the somewhat high cost of the machine.
Pros: Fast and high-quality scans of photos and documents, Four buttons with commonly used utilities on the machine, Comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements, Customizable scan interface for different levels of users
Cons: Missing a paper instruction manual (all details via a Web site), Lots of scanning options means more time trying to figure out what you need
Summary: The Epson Perfection V600 Photo has a SRP of Â£259.99, and will be available from 5 October 2009.
Epson Scan software has been upgraded and now supports and Snow Leopard and Windows 7 the company said.
Excerpt: Scanning is most effective when hardware and software work together. It’s a bit like some black-and-white film developers that mix Metol and hydroquinone for a super-additive outcome. They work much better together than either one alone.
Summary: This is an outstanding scanner. Scans of opaque materials are excellent and the film scans are the best we have seen from a flat bed scanner. The bundled software makes the package good value for the money. There are cheaper scanners, including the fine Epson V350, but the V600 is proof that you get what you pay for.
Pros: Let’s deal with the big question: can a flat bed scanner really produce film scans to compare with a dedicated 35mm scanner? In our opinion most users will be well satisfied with the Epson output. Scanned Kodachrome slides retained colour, detail and subtlety. We could make decent prints from slides scanned at high resolution.
Cons: There is no printed instruction manual and the unit, by default, is set to Automatic mode. In this mode it will not scan negative strips correctly. The scan mode must be set to Professional (even if you think that doesn’t mean you) to get proper control of scanning.
Summary: A capable, easy to use flatbed scanner with the ability to digitise prints, negatives and slides.The Epson Perfection V600 Photo slots in just above the V500 model but has a lower bit depth than the V700, which we reviewed in March 2006 and which remains as the premium model in Epson's range.