Summary: First the good news: The device does a good job of scanning, considering its price, and it scans negatives. Unlike most other scanners (which use LCDs) it has reasonable depth of field. That was enough for 3 stars. Now the problems: 1. When I tried to install the software from the CD onto my Mac, it failed due to a cancelled certificate. I was able to download the software from the web site, and it works reasonably well. 2.
Excerpt: I decided to scan all the family photos because they're getting decrepit in books and boxes. This scanner works wonderfully with all sizes and it's very easy to use. The scanner arrived quickly and safely so I was able to begin my project at once.
Summary: I have plenty of scanners, but Windows 7 & 8 systems made them obsolete because they do not have updated drivers for newer Windows. A scanner is a scanner, only if the operating system allows it.
Summary: Unable to install software onto my Windows Vista computer even though the thing is suppose to operate on nearly any Windows platform since XP. Installation CD did not Autorun. Installation error message whether using CD software or downloading software from HP website. Website useless - no live support. Forums did not answer question of installation. Instructions lacked explanations of anything, particularly installation. HP has gone severely downhill over the years.
Summary: Just install this scanner and everything so far is working just fine. The scan photos are coming out beautiful the problem with the install of the software works just fine with window 7 , The software that came with it photo studio 6 i didn't install because i have it.
Summary: I am a dealer of rare coins who is too lazy and technologically impaired to take photographs of them. I recently started advertising on Ebay, so I needed a quick and easy way to post images. Quality, digital cameras are far too expensive, complicated, and time consuming, so I opted to use a scanner. The problem is that today's models take blurry photos of certified coins, which are suspended several millimeters inside the holders.