Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V700 PHOTO
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Great Scanner - Software Fail
15 December 2013
Summary: I purchased the V700 a few years back and used it for years without a problem. Then I upgraded my OS and the Silverfast software it came with - much better then the Epson Scan - is incompatible with the newer MacOS's.
Summary: I purchased this unit partially based on the description that it worked both with firewire and USB. The unit I received does not have a firewire port. The box, documentation and Epson's website say that it has firewire. Very poor job Epson!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excerpt: I immediately found problems with Silverfast and Adobe Elements on my MacBook Pro. Adobe's customer service is completely inadequate. Silverfast says I need to delete the program and pull something down from the internet. I'm not sure why I need to use the program, anyway. The literature did not make that clear at all. This is not up to the Epson standards I've come to expect.
Excerpt: I'm impressed with the scanner and satisfied with its capabilities, all as researched and advertised, so far.The software provided with the scanner was a disappointment. 1Lasersoft Silver Fast Ai 6 included will not work with MacOSX 10.8. I had to buy Silver Fast 8 after the fact.2. Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 included is dated. I needed and expected the latest release (Elements 11) in purchase. Catalog and online details were vague on this point. Should have asked.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Excerpt: This scanners software is NOT COMPARABLE WITH MAC!!! To be clear, the scanner scans to a mac but the software that comes with it thats meant to fix slide film doesn't work with a mac. That plus the fact that it comes with photoshop elements (like we don't all have PS) makes me think that this photo scanner was not made with the professional photographer in mind.
Excerpt: Bought Epson V700 some 10 days ago, specifically and exclusively for MF negatives. From first 6/9cm roll- Fuji Pro 400, with "SilverFast 8"( it turned out to be "MagentaSuper Slow" and we r talking new intel core i5 iMac here) got just 2-3 color correct ( and very really gorgeous) images, the rest with strong magenta/violet color cast ; all whites ,blues - violet colored, no matter what setting. Manufacture/type of film presets have Nothing!!
Summary: I have installed the v-700 software and the Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and absolutely nothing is working!! Nothing comes up as shown on the instruction sheet. There are no instructions on how to get started. Very disappointing.