Summary: Bought this used to replace a dying scanner. When starting, it asks to set everything up all the time. The scans themselves are fine, but when trying to scan multiple pages (one at a time), this is annoying to have to reset the size and dpi EVERY TIME. Got the s/w from the HP website. Worse, I use IRFANVIEW for my imaging editing and this s/w will not let me choose that to edit.
Summary: I have used this type scanner for several years. It does about average job scanning items how ever it is slow on start up. I like the features of the HP director folder. Can not be used for faxing documents.
Summary: I bought the scanner a year or 2 ago and every thing was working properly, until I connected it to my new computer a week ago and it wasn't detected by windows. I did some testing and found out that the plug stopped working. It doesn't have a light in the front, so I don't know if it's getting power, but I connected another plug and windows detected the scanner and installed it.
Summary: I've used this scanner for archiving old photos, general scanning, and importing line art for coloring in Photoshop & GIMP. I've been very happy with it. The resolution & color quality is great for my uses and it's reasonably fast too. I have used this scanner on 3 different PCs and haven't had a single setup issue. You can get these for a great price here so they're definitely worth checking out.
Summary: In less than a month my husband has already scanned more than 500 antique and more recent family photos with it, dating from the 1890's to present. It is portable and has allowed him to work on this masssive and still-incomplete project in various locations. The photos have provided us many a fun jaunt down memory (and pre-memory) lane as they are projected in slide shows on his computer screen. The scanner is perfect for this application.
Summary: Needed a new scanner for my Dell with Windows XP Pro system since HP didnt make drivers for my old 1999 scanjet( which is still going strong along with my HP 882C printer) and looked into all sorts of scanners. I wanted something sleek, non complicated and inexpensive. I found this one at Staples for $44.99. It installed fast, but I did get an error message about Java Virtural Machine not being found. After clicking OK, the scanner went on to install without a problem.
Summary: Ok, The scanner says 48bit color. It only scans 24bit. There are no settings anywhere to access the full range of 48 bit. (yes I know there are only a few packages that support more bit depth but photoshop is one of them). Next, you can't scan multiple docs from within photoshop. The dialog box closes down between scans. It also doesn't remember your scan settings. Everytime you open the software it has some funky default scan settings that trash your image.
Summary: We didn't have a lot of money but wanted a good little machine. This Hp scanner did the trick. It's nice looking and performs well. Our scanning needs are not to aggresive. But we do use it a lot for pictures and record keeping. It's worth the price for the average PC user.
Summary: This scanner is easy to set up and is a great deal for the price. I don't agree with the reviews that say it is a waste of time/money because it was a breeze to set up and the quality of the scanned images is impeccable!