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60 reviews | 4.7 out of 5
I've used the scanner for both photo prints and negatives and the results are excellent. It scans quickly, with little lag time for warm-up. This scanner replaced one 10-years old that was beginning to malfunction. This scanner is a big leap forward in technology improvement. I'm very pleased with this product and it is well worth the investment. The photo I've included was scanned from a faded print that was over 30 years old, that I auto-adjusted with software after scanning.
It is all it claimed to be, easy to install and just push a button to use.
I give it Super Raves!!
I particularly like the 35 mm film strip scanning capabilities. This scanner comes with basic photo enhancement software, and is generally easy to use. I had some difficulty with USB port selection, and recognition of the new hardware. That may be linked to incompatabilty and recognition problems with my laser printer. I unplug the printer from the pc when I want to use the scanner.
This scanner is fast, reliable, great quality, and I wouldn't change if I could. It's easy to use and scans so fast I couldn't believe it. get it. you wont be dissappointed.
the canon 5600F scanner is doing all that I set out to do. my focus is to conver a large number of slides to a digital format and it is meeting the challenge
This product was a little bigger than I expected, overall I am happy I bought this scanner. Pics are excelent,even comes with a rack to scan film or slides. Documents come out great. Downloaded with no problem's.
Easy to use
Exceeds expectations in quality and performance
I purchased this mainly to scan 35mm negatives. My negatives are badly curled and don't want to fit into the supplied holder. I positioned a strip of negatives under the holder and held them in place while removing the holder. I put two strips of masking tape to mark the position of the negatives. Now I place the negatives on the glass between the tape and place the holder on top.
A little scooting is necessaary sometimes but it works for me. Good images and color.
Product is a great scanner however I bought it to scan old negatives and slides and to date I can't seem to get this feature to work. I appears to have all the components to do the scanning, I just can't get it to work as of yet. Very easy to load software to computer. Because of the problems I'm having I have to say I wouldn't recommend it to a friend. If I can work out this gliche I'm be happy to change my recommendation.
A very good product. Easy to operate, excellent photos.
Very easy to set up... easy to use... works great.
I cannot remember how many photos I `ve scanned from old family pictures. Add to that, 33 reels of slides. But I`ve found out I can `fudge` old negatives by laying them on the opening for slides and scanning 35mm worth of them. So far I`ve brought back images from as far back as the `30`. Some look like they were taken yesterday! So by accident, Canon has added another feature to this wonderful scanner! Thanks!
I purchased this product to replace another Canon scanner that was not compatible with Windows 7. I also wanted/needed one with its own power supply as I connect it to a laptop.
The scans, even on the default settings are true to the originals. I use it to save important documents to pdf files and for saving old photos in digital format. Another great use for this, or any scanner is for enlarging those pesky wallet cards with way too much information on them to be read by a normal person. I can scan my pocket baseball season schedule and print it as a 4x6 photo, and it is easy as pie to read.
I have not tried the negative/slide scanning yet but expect the results to be just as good as I have already experienced.
It is quite a bit larger than my previous scanner, but since it has a dedicated shelf, this is not an issue.
This was purchased as my first scanner purchase in about 15 years. Thing shave improved. The scanner is faster with better resolution. The connection to my Mac was nothing, the software loaded perfectly and is intuitive and easy to use
I purchased this scanner to continue my multi year project of digitizing over 30 years of slides and old family photos. After several years of constant use, my old Canoscan scanner was in need of replacement and due to availability issues due to the weather in AP, the 5600F was the only one readily available. My original choice was the 9000F.
I have been using this scanner nearly daily, splitting my scanning time between slides, negatives and old photos. the 5600F has worked flawlessly for everything I have asked of it.
The only place where I encountered a problem is more due to a piece of Canon software rather than the actual scanner. I wanted to scan an 11X14 print and enlarge it to 13X19. I encountered no problems taking the 2 high resolution scans, but when trying to merge them into a single image using PhotoStitch I encountered a problem. The program created an image for me, but it seamed the images together right in the middle of someone's face and created a lopsided eye in the process. I retried creating the final image several times using different resolutions and rotating the image, still no good.
Finally I decided to try Photoshop CS5's PhotoMerge feature and was rewarded with a perfect image on the first try. PhotoMerge placed the seam between 2 people where it only affected the background.
I love this product. It was easy to set up, easy to begin scanning my negatives. After scanning and viewing the photos, I was amazed at the brilliant colors and the high resolution. They looked every bit as good as the original photos. The higher the resolution, the longer it takes to scan. I did 8 negatives in about 20 minutes, but it is worth it.
The PhotoShop software that comes with it is not very good, according to my son who is a big PS user.
I'm hoping to find an accessory so that I can scan my old 110 film negatives.
I purchased this scanner for three major reasons. One, it is fully Windows 7 compatible. Two, great reviews. Three, I got it at a good price.
I purchased this scanner to replace another CanoScan unit that I have been very pleased with for the no wait LED document scan feature, which works quite well. Almost every day I have 1-10 documents I need to scan and save to an encrypted pdf data base, but not all at once, so several times through the day I had to wait out the warm-up time, which was often frustrating. The 5600f filled my need on that front, and waiting is no longer an issue. My 4200f is being deployed to another PC in the house, and is still working quite well.
I do have a massive slide and photo project that covers a ton of inventory, but I knew going in that it used the warm up flouresant tube, but that is different because it is a project where you scan non-stop until you are tired of scanning.
For those who have used Canoscan Toolbox for a long time, like myself, will find the new software package very, very, different. I had the Toolbox doing what I needed without much thought, and slowly the new version is starting to click.....I will future post should I find problems with it.
I will also future post to give my opinion on photo....so far, only done a few, but the quality looks pretty high end considering the price of the 5600.
I purchased this scanner to scan pictures my Dad took when I was a teenager. I have boxes and boxes of slides. I am happy with the time it takes to scan the slides. I have not been able to master the tools to enhance the slides. The online help hasn't helped much!
Received it as a Christmas present for 08. So far I have scanned old photos from the 40's with it and was able to email them to cousins. I have copied documents for the tax etc. and got nice clear copies. So far I have not done anything with negatives but will. It is a little big for my desk but I will find another table or shelf for it. But It was a great gift.