Summary: It wasn't until the last day of my 30 day free trial that I got around to installing this photo scanner which I very much needed as I have a 100 year collection of thousands of negatives, prints and slides that need to be digitized. I spent perhaps five hours experimenting with it last night. Alas, I discovered it didn't matter that I waited until the last day. 30 days would not suffice, 90 days would not suffice to sufficiently evaluate this scanner.
Summary: I read lots of reviews for this product before purchasing, so I thought it would be relatively easy to use. Actually, connecting it and pluggin it in were OK. The instructions for installation of program did not at all represent what happened on screen. It was just by luck that I figured out how to download the program. Then, the download from the disk didn't work very well. The program quit unexpectedly, so I had to start over.
Summary: The only problem I see with this scanner are the directions. I expected a booklet but there was none to be found. If you don't have internet access then I would skip this purchase. The process to scan negatives is a bit cumbersome especially if you have to remove parts of the scanner equipment to get it done. For regular photos the scanner performs excellent. The scanner documentation needs to be added for the regular consumer and needs to be easy to understand.
Summary: Scanner was highly recommended. The images are fine, but I found it to be slow and not well suited for scanning lots of photos. Also, came with outdated photo shop software that is impossibly difficult to use, and since it is no longer being sold, there is no support to assist.
Summary: While the results are overall better than my previous scanner, getting there is WAY less than half the fun. The film and slide holders are much more difficult to position properly, the on/off switch very inconveniently located more than halfway back on one side, and the software so counter-intuitive that I have not been able to preserve the scan settings from one group of four slides to the next four, even within the same session.
Summary: I have been scanning slides in formats other than standard 35mm format from an older Yashika TLR (25.4mm x 25.4mm and 36mm x 36mm). In Auto Mode, this scanner does not seem to recognize a slide format other than the standard 35mm x 27mm so you have to resort to a manual and laborious procedure to scan a slide. In manual mode it does not allow you to adjust scan parameters whilst zoomed in on a slide.
Summary: The Epson Perfection V600 Photo may eventually truly be "perfection," but, after three days of usage, I'm struggling. It arrives with two driver CDs and a warning not to use them. At the Epson website, I figured out how to download the scanner driver, but the site advises to go to PhotoShop and half a dozen other sites to get the rest of the utilities I paid Apple for--in other words, collect the rest of the software piecemeal.