Summary: I've been using this scanner for a year. It was purchased for the sole purpose of scanning photos. Like a previous reviewer we have encountered the "red, blue, green" vertical lines. We too were told from Kodak support it was dust. Then we were told it was static electricity causing the dust to stay. We've had a little success using anti-static spray to clean the glass, we've also used a humidifier in the winter months when the heat was running.
Summary: I've been stalling getting a dedicated scanner for my business, but this unit is terrific. There is a lot of options to select from, but once I got it working, I've been tweaking it and finding new uses all the time. I'm amazed how fast it swallows input, yesterday it grabbed 30 pages just like nothing. It arrived defective, it would not feed, but Kodak overnited me a replacement which was flawless.
Summary: I really disagree with the other review on this scanner. I was previously using a Cannon 9950 to scan in my photos and although the quality was fine, it was a very slow process. I bought this scanner as a close friend had scanned 15 THOUSAND photos with this device and with no issues. My friend did this at a fee and the scanner paid for itself on a weekend.
Summary: BUYER BEWARE (Be very aware of what you are getting yourself into) This machine is great if your favorite color happens to be red, blue or green. Just about every photo you run through this machine will create an un-useable image with one or more lines of red, blue or green . What causes this? DUST. Even the finest, nearly invisible speck on the glass imaging surface will cause the lines. Ok, "so I'll just wipe it off", you say.
Excerpt: Je suis Impréssionnée par la robustesse du scanner et de la qualité d'image, en plus très simple à utiliser avec le raccourcie en façade. je le recommande à tous ceux qui ont pas mal de documments à scanner et veulent gagner du temps pour les retrouver et envoyer.