Summary: I ordered this scanner yesterday, received it today. Hooked it up to my desktop computer with no problems. Only loaded the device drivers and Action Express software, none of the other applications. As I use my own program to scan in yearbooks for my high school. The only thing I don't like about this scanner, the images are brighter, so I had to decrease the brightness down to -32, also, I set the Custom Settings programmically so that the DPI will be 300 instead of...
Work very well and last long - but you need to treat it with respect
AstroSeeker "SkyWalker", Amazon
1 February 2010
Summary: I agree with the other reviewers here that the Opticbook 3600 is great when it does work. But it does not last. I got the Opticbook 3600 in June 2009 and used it for about 4 months. Then after about 3 months of inactivity I started it up again and discovered that the color and grayscale scan quality has badly degraded. I called the customer service but like the other reviewers have said, no one there to talk to you.
Summary: ... but when something works it seems less people take the time to say so. I've had my 3600 for over 2 years. Teamed with Omnipage Pro (I said Pro) and Acrobat Pro (Pro, again) it has given me a nice searchable version of the significant books of my trade. No, it's not a 500 page per minute $12k robot with dual digital SLRs.
Summary: This is a great scanner for what it does. It is designed to scan bound printed material in preparation for OCR or conversion to a electronic file. It does this excellently. But for anything else you would use a scanner for, it is not as good as some of the cheaper products on the market. So if you need a book scanner, this is the one to get. If you need an all around scanner, keep looking.
Summary: Le scanner opticbook 3600 est un scanner usb2 rapide et à la prise en main facile. L'installation des logiciels s'effectue sans problème (2 CD contenant le pilote, un logiciel de retouche photo, un logiciel de gestion des images et un logiciel d'OCR, finereader 5. Ce ne sont pas les dernières versions existantes et des versions allégées (lite) de logiciels commerciaux. Une documentation papier est fournie.
Pros: scanner avec bord adapté à un livre à reliure serrée .
Cons: Assez cher . Pas pour les négatifs . Pas pour LINUX