Summary: This scanner is a bit disappointing. It does the text scans well, photos in good definition. It is, however, slow. It takes several seconds to warm up between each page. I may be doing something wrong, but the scanning of slides produced unacceptable results. Both the colors and the resolution made the scans unusable.
I bought this scanner to replace my 10+ year old ...
7 January 2015
Summary: I bought this scanner to replace my 10+ year old Epson 3170 hoping that the quality, image correction and speed of the new HP would make my 1000+ picture scanning project go more smoothly. I didn't see any difference in the image quality at 600 dpi. The HP software can reportedly identify multiple photos on the glass and save them in separate files. That feature did not work reliably for me. HP's image correction was *very, very* slow.
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.
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: The G3110 scanner software is reasonably easy to install. It is also reasonably easy to control the file size of the scan. It does not automatically defalt to a multi-megabite file size. Low resolution scanning of pictures shows a good quality result.
Summary: I wanted an inexpensive scanner to create PDF Files. this one does the job. It worked just fine with Windows Vista but I had to download a driver to get it to work with Windows 7. It worked the first time I used it and then after that I had to reinstall the driver again to get it to work again. Vista is fine though.
Summary: Although the scanner itself seems to work fine, the drivers that came with it were worthless and I had to download new software from HP's website and spend quite a bit of time on the phone with their tech support.
Summary: I purchased this for around $100. It is a decent scanner for the price but has some issues: 1. It is true that the software is VERY DIFFICULT to use (especially if you have never used HP Scanning Software). It does not come with a paper instructional manual and the digital version is not very helpful. I learned how to use it by trial and error. 2. Install the software and then run "HP Solution Center" from the Start Menu. Then click on scan document, scan picture, etc.