Summary: Easy to use but could have done with better instructions to save time having to play around to discover how it worked. In the end I returned this model as I needed something with better quality reproduction - even the software included with the scanner did not give the desired result so now saving...
Works with Windows 7 64 bits Core2Duo T6600 laptop and delivering excellent results
frhout "frhout", Amazon
14 March 2010
Summary: This is a lightweight plastic box made in China, powered by a USB lead, with an instruction manual, one rack for four slides and another for six negatives. The CDRom driver didn't start installation automatically, so I had to follow the instructions step by step: right click on My Computer ...
Summary: Plustek SmartPhoto F50 Compact 1800 DPI Film Scanner I got nowhere with this product and had to return it to Amazon - possibly faulty. There are precise instructions for setting up and loading software, which went fine, but then directions cease.
Summary: We own PCs and Macs, and would have preferred a Mac compatible scanner, but there wasn't one in our price range. The PC install was easy, and the defaults easy to set up. The scanner comes with one negative holder and one slide holder (though we've yet to use the slide one) and once you get into a...
Summary: Really is good value for money, works straight out of the box. Images are very good except where there is bright sunlight on skin - then can be blanched. Bought it to enable speedy transfer of slides to digital and it does just that.
Summary: It's probably me, but I haven't been able to get the hang of the thing yet! I wish there were simple operating instructions included in the package. I have finally managed to scan colour slides onto the computer, but only by using Windows Photo Gallery tools.
Summary: I bought this product as a gift for my husband. He found it easy to set up, but the software leaves a bit to be desired, requiring a bit of tweaking with the advanced settings to get a good image. A second negative feeder would prove very useful. An easy to use product.
Summary: feels like an empty shell, but thats an advantage I have used it on new and very old negatives and one set had water damage, though the quality wasnt 100% from water and mildew the pictures came out as good quality. the settings is easy to use and has helpful tips to create better framed photos.
Summary: Having a number of slides to scan before they faded I got this machine after doing some comparisons. As they say, "You get what you pay for". The output is satisfactory, you can manipulate the image a bit at the scanning stage, and it comes bundled with a nice little photo package.