Reviews and Problems with Plustek OpticFilm 7500i AI
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Excellent consumer-grade film and slide scanner
Bernard Morey, Amazon
1 April 2010
Summary: This is a review based on the 7600i film scanner. The difference between the 7500i and the 7600i is that the latter has instant-on LED illumination while the 7500i used cold cathode lamps which need to warm up when first used. This is my second slide/film scanner. I've been using it for three months. My first scanner was an Epson flatbed with a lamp in the lid with which I scanned a portion of my 40 year collection of slides and film.
Summary: I have not done any scanning before so I am no expert. I inherited a pile of family slides and volunteered to digitize them. The Plustek is not good for a high volume of slides but it is doing a nice job and the software is able to get rid of most dust and spots. I wasn't able to do very well on the red slides so I gave those to a local photo shop. So far I've done about 200 slides and they are taking about 10 minutes each including the editing.
Summary: The good news is, the machine works. The bad news is the software installation sucks buttermilk. The quick start sheets are not accurate. It took me an hour to get the right combo of yes-no answers checked to get it to install on a Vista box. Once the software is properly installed, it does work as advertised. The installers, both, need to be made easier and more intuitive.
Summary: Heb 20.000 dia's te scannen en enige duizenden foto's. Met scanner en hulpmiddelen kost dit toch de nodige tijd. (circa 3 minuten voor een scan van 7200 x 7200 dpi. Met twee filmholders gaat het iets sneller.
Pros: handig apparaat, noodzakelijk om dia's/foto's te scannen.
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