Summary: Have this product a few years now, and after buying a new, fast pc decided to take up digitizing slides again. After solving the headaches of installing the HP software under Windows 7 64-bit and running the installation and software as if uner Vista, it all seemed finally to work.
Pros: Looks sturdy and is well complimented by included software.
Cons: Where to begin the quality of photo scans is horrid, pictures look faded, blurry and the Preview shows them extremely granulated as to preclude any chance of judging what the actual scan will look like. The scanner is slow and installs an enourmous amount of little resident drivers/HP crapware
Summary: I've had mine for about one year. Slide scanning: Unacceptable. B&W negative scanning: Unacceptable. Color neg scanning: passable. Print scanning: Excellent. Removing the glass for cleaning the underside: Nearly impossible. Software for Mac: Unacceptable.
Totally Mac incompatible, even though they claim it is. A real P.O.S.!!!
30 December 2005
Summary: If you are going to use it with a Mac don't buy this scanner. HP has absolutely HORRIBLE Mac development and support for this product! I have been on the phone with technical support for over an hour time on SIX separate occasions trying to get this scanner running.
Summary: I didn't believe the other reviews. The promise of 4800 dpi and ability to scan 16 slides at a time sounded too good. I had to try it. I'm amazed a company can stay in business making such a bad product. 4800 dpi is a lie for slides. Even at 1200 dpi it still looked bad. The slides are out of focus.
Summary: Just a warning to those of you with Toshiba Laptops -- this scanner is known by HP not to work with Toshiba laptops, because of a compatibility issue between HP's driver and the specific USB host controller used by Toshiba.
Scanner is not fit for scanning slides or film. Poor Software. Too slow.
30 December 2005
Summary: I bought this scanner to digitise my old slides. The scanner however cannot do the job : the scanned slides are out of focus (even more with the slide adapter) and the colours are dreadfull (blacks). These cannot be corrected in Photoshop.
Summary: This scanner is a disappointment. Scanned color slides (mostly fuji sensia 100) are out of focus, too soft and far too blue. It certainly doesn't live up to my expectations. Scanned documents and pictures are of a better quality.
Summary: i mainly bought it to scan slides. i wondered why the other reviewers said it was slow, now i know: it scans it once for preview and you get 20 dime size photos and you can select all or deselect certain ones or ones that are too dark, you must indivdually select to include in the final scan.