Summary: I purchased this scanner for two reasons; first I have just retired as a consulting engineer and have a ton of technical reference papers that I want to digitize and, second, I have a few thousand family photos that I want to scan and archive. I have an Epson 4490 flatbed scanner which is good but, by my calculations, using the Epson I'd be about 102 years old by the time I finished the task at hand!
Great for scanning all your albums, just so expensive
19 February 2010
Summary: We scanned nearly 10000 photos from all of our family photo albums in 3-4 weekends (most of the time was taking them out of the album). It is fast, and scans the speed advertised. The Kodak software is very simple, as another review stated, BUT, as I learned a little too late in my project, you can use the TWAIN (or WIA) driver that also gets installed to use the scanner with virtually any other software, so you can scan a color two-sided document into Acrobat and have...
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan my families photos. There are thousands of them collected over 100 years. Using a flatbed scanner is not a practical solution to this kind of problem. I found this scanner through many net searches. It is expensive - it is clearly designed for a commercial operation. But, this machine can really crank through the scans. It is designed to take a stack of photos and quickly scan them. In this, it really succeeds.