Ease of use, connects easily to computer, excellant value
30 October 2013
Summary: I have, like many people, boxes of photo negatives and slides from years gone by. Wanted to display them, the ION makes capturing them simple. It's a bit on the plastic feeling side, but does perform the task. I purchased a similar unit, make sure that what you buy works on today's operating systems. The other unit did not, this unit is very user friendly.
Summary: They delivered the wrong one. Even different than delivery docs w/ item. Specified to SD but got to PC and no large, stackable slide tray in the description (SD model). Will find another option.
Summary: I have had several slide scanners in the past and they were clunky to use and the software produced poor images. This is great. I can easily go through a 180 slide carousel in 30-60 min. Cleaning the slides takes more time than scanning them!
Summary: I have a ton of old negatives that I've accumulated for many years. With this scanner, I've been able to digitize many pictures that have almost been forgotten and lost forever. It's a great tool!, Together with my editing software, I've been able to bring old memories back to life.
Summary: If you need to scan a lot of slides fast, this will do the job. There are no settings for file manupulation-i.e. lighten up a dark picture or crop anything, but it gets the job done. I like that it goes straight to an SD card so it doesn't tie up your computer. I would not pay full price for a brand new one, but the price was right this 'open box' one.
Summary: The slide scanner worked as I expected, i would have liked to have the ability to scan directly to my computer, but scanning to an SD card works fine. The resolution was fine for my purpose (converting family slides to digital). Having an owners manual included would have been nice, but it was easy enough to find on the internet.