I used the epson Perfection V500 to scan slides, almost immediately after the scanner was set up. My biggest difficulty was determining how to turn off my anti-virus and anti-malware, before loading the scanner software. I have Windows 7, and there was a V500 software element that had been unknowingly blocked by the Windows 7 security. However, the system subsequently automatically querried me for permission to load the element, and all went well. I have been impressed with the scanner results. I have hundreds of family slides, that had been stored in boxes for years. The V500 is producing enhanced pictures, to create slide shows, which are easily duplicated for relatives. I had initially put slides into the scanner upside down, which reversed the pictures. But those pictures were easily deleted and re-scanned. Now scanning is almost reflex. I wish there was a methodology to set naming conventions for photos, so they could be readily rearranged after they are scanned. Perhaps there is flexibility that I am unaware of, since I am a beginner.