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828 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
I spent months researching and comparing scanners I wanted a really good one to scan all of my parents photos. This one is really nice and easy to use. It has many options and makes it work for what you need. one thing i love is that you can put a few pictures on the screen and it distiguishes the different photos and saves them as seperate files instead of all one scan. it saves so much time when you have thousands of pictures to scan. It appears to have good quality and I can zoom in to my scan images and they're not pixels. Anyways I enjoy this and have already done hundreds of photos and it works like a gem!
I have waited years for a product like the "Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner" low cost with the best quaility possible, to save & copy family photos from the 60's / 70's. Most of the old photos have a orange/tan tint, but Scanning @600dpi and using the Adobe Photoshop software (FREE!) every picture came out as if it was from today.
AND Walmart Has the BEST price around
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I wanted family pictures from several very old b&w negatives. The Epson V500 was recommended to me. There is no instruction book. Almost sent it back until I read the Q&A on the website which explained what to do. Works great and easy to use. I would recommend this purchase to anyone even someone who knows little about scanners.
This is a fast scanner, uses LED for light. It takes no time to warm up. You can also get an ADF from Epson. (Automatic document feeder). If you need to scan negatives; there are better scanners for more money. But if you need to scan photos; it is great.
I tried the under $100.00 scanners and they were terrible. Finally saved for this one, which was a great buy. It can scan 4 slides in under 2 minutes and gives you total control of how you want to make the picture sharper. Takes some reading of instructions on some operations, but i have had no issues.
I needed to salvage slides from the 50's into the 70,s that were not stored properly. I tried 3 different scanners with less than great results. This unit has done a great job of restoring the slides. It does take up to 10 minutes to restore 4 slides, but the results are worth it.
I downloaded the software for the unit off the Epson website and followed the special instructions for windows 7 and the scanner was up and running.
The only drawback to this scanner is the operating instructions are weak. You need to locate instructions on the Epson web site.
I was looking for a good flatbed scanner with ability to scan slides as well. The Epson provided both with an added feature of ICE for slides. ICE is able to remove nearly all the specks found in older deteriorating slides withou significant modification of the original. I had been using a slide scanner and doing the cleanup by hand using a digital graphics program. This was a great buy. Terriffic product
I bought this scanner after reading many reviews from numerous sites. The low price was the reason for my purchase from Walmart. The scanner is being used to digitally restore my color slides taken in the 70's. I was in business within 15 minutes of opening the box. But, it is better to read the on-line instructions before beginning. I operate mostly in auto-mode and after some tweeking and experimentation of the settings....I settled on higher resolution JPEG files rather than the larger TIFF files which slow the scan process considerably.
Overall, this machine is a great value for the amateur like me. It meets my needs and I will continue my project with a smile on my face.
While trying to figure out if I wanted to spend the big bucks for this scanner to scan slides, I put a bid on ebay for an hp3110. Well, I didn't think I would get the hp, as I only bid 30 dollars including shipping. But as fate would have it, within hours of ordering this V500 scanner, I won the hp3110. So, I tried both using MSPaint to examine the results.
If you want a true to real kodachrome experience, buy the V500.....The colors are real, and the shading is excellent. The hp does not give the range of color hues, and looks a bit fuzzy too. I used the autoscan feature on both scanners. I like the V500 software more than the hp's which requires verification of cropping. The V500 shows the exact same size of the slide being inserted in autoscan. The hp messes around with an autocrop feature. Anyone want an hp3110 at a real good price???
It does great, only problem you have to push too many things each time you scan. I liked the copier scanner I had before, once you pushed to scan, it would continue the same until you changed. But the quality of the scan is wonderful, especially for slides and negatives. I was super impressed with the slides and negatives, just wish it would take less controls to push so it would be faster. I got it for my pictures and receipes.
WOW!!!!!!!!! Can't get my wife away from the scanner. I did a lot of research before buying this product and we are very happy with it. Very simple to install and operate; instructions are clear and to the point. Super high resolution make 1963 slides and negatives look great when transferred to the pc, ready to print your pics. NICE
I have only had this scanner a few weeks, but I have been able to scan over 2000 slides in no time flat. It's easy to use, and a great machine. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something to scan documents, slides, negatives.
Had to down load latest driver from web site for a Mac 10.8.1 software, but over all great value.
THE SCANNER DID NOT COME WITH A MANUAL. NOT CONVIENT TO DOWN LOAD MANUAL
NOT AS EASY TO USE AS ADVERTISED.
AFTER A MONTH, STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS
THE INSTRUCTIONS ON MONITOR TOO DARK, PRINT TOO SMALL, AND NOT EASY TO UNDERSTAND! I WISH THE LANGUAGE WERE SIMPLIFIED.
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT GERIATRIC FRENDLY!
FOR THE COST OF THIS PRODUCT, YOU WOULD EXPECT A MANUAL BE SUPPLIED!
I bought this to scan negatives, imagine my surprise when I found out the software that came with it does not support negatives!!
Received this scanner and did a test scan. Color bars in various places rendering image useless. This scanner uses a new light technology. This may explain the problems.
A little slow, but great copies.
After reading reviews and people having difficulty figuring it out I got it anyway. Was a trial and error start, but once I got the hang of it I was very pleased with the results. I scanned tons of old 35mm color negs and got better pictures than the originals! Also does a bang up job on old 120 B&w from yesteryear....glad I have this scanner. Only downfall is once people find out you have it they show up at door with a bag of negs! lol
I use this scanner frequently. It was a good price and quickly delivered; much quicker than advertised.
I needed a scanner that would work with my MacIntosh and possibly my PC but I haven't needed it to do so as yet.
The Scanner SW loaded up quickly and smoothly and I'm able to use the scanner for everything that I need.
I would like an Automatic Document Feeder but Hey for the costs, I can do things manually.
I purchased this scanner in 2008 and it was great. I have scanned over 19,000 times and 70% was negatives from my Grandfather and Father. Most of the negatives were 4"X4" and 4"X2". This scanner has an adapter for these larger negatives and also the drive belt is wide and I believe this is why it stood up. It still functions now and scans distorted but after the scan and getting out the scanner the results are normal.
I did upgrade to Windows 7 and I could not get it to work after loading.Luckily I still have the previous Windows XP which still works so I do most of my photo editing on the old workhorse.