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What a great unit… So I have been trying to scan my photo’s in to the computer for quite some time and I just cannot find anything of a sensible price… I tried a negative scanner and it was pretty crap to be honest.. it could not cope it was fiddly and the final quality was crap.. So I tried this … OH MY WORD its amazing.. I just scanned one photo at a time to start and yep great… Then added three to the bed and it scanned each one individually at a touch of a button… no need to edit it just did it… The quality is great although I have not tried to print any …. But then why would I … I have the Original .. I have also scanned in some documents and this is pretty simple to do to. There is a few software packages with the install and they all worked well for me.. Great Unit Light and easy to transport.. Just one USB cable too so no extra power supply to lug around..
This is the third scanner that I own in more than 20 years. I use scanner a lot, since I digitize everything in my household, including receipts, manual, etc., etc.... I like this scanner very much. Here is why.
a. It’s small, taking less space.
b. It is light.
c. It is VERY easy to open the cover to scan book.
d. It is easy to use. Whether I scan photos or documents, it is EXACTLY the same step. Just loading different profile.
f. It does not require a PDF (or another software) to start.
g. It’s just one small standard USB cable. No separate power cable with transformer.
h. It's not too expensive.
h. Support is quick. I get a response in a day. They respond on Saturday. Some other company will not reply on Saturday.
At this time, I can not comment about reliability and quality, although these criteria are VERY important to me. I have to use for at least one year to have an reasonable idea.
May 14, 2019: One important thing that I forget to mention in my original submission. This product has a feature to allow me to scan legal document. It is done by software. You scan top of the page, then scan the bottom of the page. The software will merge them into one PDF file. This is great to me. I had lots of difficulties over the years with legal documents.
I wanted a faster scanner for infrequent use on a Windows 10 64 bit desktop system. This suits the bill nicely. My Dad bought one a month prior. I wasn't particularly impressed with the Epson software. It has many features, but each piece is separate, not one single software interface. My Dad really wanted to use it as a photocopier. Although the software can be started from the scanner buttons, it still required quite a lot of interaction. I installed iCopy. You need to check the box on install to register iCopy to the scanner buttons, then you need to go to devices and Printers. Right click on the scanner, Properties, Events. iCopy will be in the list now, but I had to look hard to notice it. Now I push the button and a copy comes out of the printer without any interaction at all. I only installed the Epson driver on my computer and I use Vuescan by Hamrick software for scanning. I have used Vuescan since the 1990s and highly recommend it. The V39 scanner does a 300dpi colour 24bit scan in about 15 seconds and 600dpi in 26 seconds. Way faster than my old scanner which took almost 3 minutes !
I got the job of scanning four big family photo albums into digital form, maybe a bit over a thousand photos. Almost all of them were 3x5 or 4x6, but when I used my multifunction printer as a scanner, it required two separate scans, with an intermediate dragging of a border to define the final scan. It was multiple minutes (or so it seemed) for each photo, and I knew that I'd never finish without a high degree of annoyance, something not really appropriate to a family memory preservation duty. I shopped around for a photo-specific scanner, hopefully one with an auto-feeder, looking to automate as much as I could, but basically struck out. A bit of reading and a few reviews suggested that though it was minus the auto-feed, this printer could be what I was looking for. It was reasonably priced and I took a chance and ordered it. I've now got several hours of use scanning pictures of my kids and family, and am pretty happy with the unit. The big surprise was that the quality of the scan, even at the same DPI was noticeably better than the multifunction printer. Truth is, the majority of the work in this task is removing the photos from the waxy album sheets and their clear plastic covers. The scanner just keeps on cranking, and it takes about 1 minute for me to load a picture, scan it, put it on the 'done' pile, and then begin the next. Would it be faster overall with an autofeeder? Maybe a bit, but most of the time in the sequence above is for the scanner to determine the size of each photo placed on the glass, and then doing whatever it must to scan only the image. It takes two passes, just like the multifunction unit, but the the passes are automated and require no intervention beyond removing the photo when the process is complete. Photos are saved in JPG format, and the filename with its 3 digit number is auto-incremented with each new scan. I use Windows 7, and the included Epson software puts the completed scans in the 'Pictures' section of the Library. I'm almost done with the first album, so it seems likely that I'll finish in an acceptable amount of time.
I needed a scanner as I was digitizing a lot of family pictures. I wanted something hi resolution that was easy to use. This fit the bill. I am picky so it is rare for a product to get 5 stars for anything. On the usability side this is a very well thought out product. To start with it needs no power supply or cord. It is USB powered. It is quite small for a scanner and is the same dimensions as a laptop. One thing I dreaded was having to click on something in software for every picture I scanned. Not so with this device. There is a button on the front that allows for one touch scan. You simply put in you photo, press the button and the scanner auto scans and names the file for you. I cant comment on quality since I dont have anything to compare it to but I am completely satisfied with what I have seen so far. This was one product that exceeded my expectations and that is always a pleasant surprise.
Plays nice with Windows 10; everything hooks up cleanly with no glitches in any mode. Included software for oversize scanning does everything it claims and as this is being used for archiving documents is an important feature; Direct to cloud/web services is easily set up: no issues with the admittedly few opportunities presented so far. The scan results are impressive for this class of equipment.
Perfect little scanner for everyday use. Fits very nicely on my shelf and easy to use. Just plug her in and start up the app. Does take some playing to figure it out but it does the trick for me. I use it to scan my polaroids and my parents old film photographs. Quality is great, way better than the printer scanner I have at home and definitely WAY better than taking a photo of a photo with your phone. Worth the price in my opinion. If your computer is old or slow it might lag but that’s a computer issue more than the scanner issue. I also will place a few photographs on the scanner at once and it detects them all and turns them into separate files for me (you can also have it scan them into one file if you prefer). This ability is amazing because it saves so much time and you don’t have to scan each image individually. It isn’t overly fast but I haven’t encountered any scanners that are incredibly fast anyway... if they exist they’re probably hella expensive.
Being an older person I have many pictures from back in the day that are hard copies but it's not a convenient way to share anymore. I bought this scanner hoping it would be a good way to share digital pictures with family and friends.
I was not disappointed. This scanner is quick and the quality is awesome. The only problem is it is actually a little loud. That's a small First World Problem from my point of view.
Está muy bien hecho y de apariencia elegante. Funciona tal y como se esperaba. Aunque se puede utilizar otro tipo de software, el de Epson es suficientemente bueno para lo básico y avanzado. No se necesita mas, a menos que uno tenga requerimientos especiales (como escanear fotos en alta resolución para impresión). Si ese fuera el caso, sería mejor otro modelo de Epson. Este funciona perfecto para digitalizar documentos y fotografías del diario, de una manera básica y sencilla.