Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
V600 Photo Scanner Comments
I have been using my scanner for about a month and totally enjoy it. It produces the excellent results that it has stated in brochures.
I would recommend this unit to anyone that wants to transfer slides or negatives into digital pictures.
December 27, 2011
As with any product purchased for a singular purpose, you want it to satisfy your needs, both ergonomically and functionally. This unit is lacking in location of on/off switch and clear precise cropping lines to satisfy my needs. Others may find this of little bother. I like to quickly crop within documents to extract only what I need. You have to go through too many steps to achieve this. Other than these small concerns, the Epson is useful and I would, grrrr, recommend it to others (after they upgrade functions).
July 23, 2014
This machine is just perfect. I had the scanner up and running in just a few minutes. Everything is very intuitive, you almost don't need a manual, although it is good to have for some of the finer details. Some reviews I read before buying the scanner said that they had trouble setting it up, but I am 75 and had no trouble so maybe these people have some other problem with Epson. If there was a software problem everybody would have the same problem. They may have been trying to install it on a computer with too little disk space or too little RAMM. When you download the software it automatically checks for the latest driver, but Just in case, I went to Epson's web site, found the scanner and it recommended a special Download for Microsoft. I downloaded that too.
You can do just about everything in "Home Mode". If you need finer adjustments, "Professional Mode" takes care of them quite easily. I like the fact that you can scan multiple prints at the same time and they come out as individual scans, just leave about a quarter inch between them. Slides and negs. are just as easy. The only negative is the film/slide holder is very flimsy and I doubt it will hold up over prolonged use, but I guess replacements are available. Digital Ice works fine on color, almost no degradation in sharpness...too bad it dosen't work in B&W.
The copy mode is great. Just have your printer tuned on, press "copy" button on front of machine, get preview, check what type of copy you want, press scan and and your printer will print out a perfect copy...almost easier than a dedicated copy machine. I have an Epson printer so maybe that's why it was so flawless, but it should work on other printers just as well.
The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is the OCR program. The ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint is straight out of the 90,s. It is a very limited program with almost no formatting tools In 1 mode they want you so sign up for a subscription to do that function and they strongly suggest you upgrade to their professional mode for almost 3/4 the price of the scanner itself. The best thing to do is to scan and convert the text into Microsoft Word, copy and past it into a page layout program or OpenOffice and format it there. But watch out, it shows it is scanning, but watch the scan button, if it changes press save or else it will keep scanning multiple copies. Epson should find a different OCR program so they don't ruin a good reputation for a Great scanner.
July 20, 2014
easy to set up, scans sets of photographs individually fast I love it.
July 20, 2014
I installed the software disc, and set up the scanner.
However, when pushing any of the buttons to start the scan, or clicking on the Epson Icon, it quits without doing anything! Not a great start! Help?
(I've looked at the guide, but have not found a solution to try.)
July 18, 2014
This is a great machine; it is easy to use and pretty fast when you consider what it is doing. I have scanned more than 8,500 negatives, slides, photos and documents in the last 33 days, and the V600 just keeps on working as advertised. Epson's service is also superb. The first V600 I bought would not upload the software, so I called the Epson helpline. After 25 minutes of trying to fix the problem, the technician told me it was probably damaged in shipping, and that he would send a replacement. I had the new unit in 3 days, and it worked great. I love it and would recommend it to anyone who wants a scanner that works as advertised.
July 14, 2014
I have just started using my scanner. Set up was easy and the software it came with is awesome! Some of the slides I have scanned have actually been over corrected. Meaning the software did to much color enhancing. It can be fixed and I think it is an issue of becoming more familiar with all the bells and whistles of the scanner. But for the most part I am very happy. I have only done a small number but I am already more happy with this scanner than the last one I had, which quit working mid way through.
July 12, 2014
Everything I was looking for
I needed a scanner that could scan negatives of all sizes. While this one does not have a specific slot for size 110 film from back in the '70s, it is extremely easy to fit it into one of the other forms. It also scans "positives" which is helpful. Fixing color, etc. is easy and can be done automatically or manually. I simply can't say enough good things about this product. I bought two of them for my business. The only thing I can't comment on, at this time, is longevity, because I've only had it a short time. But, I have an older Epson scanner that is still working great and it's about 8 years old.
July 10, 2014
Photo from 1936
I scanned a family photo from 1936 which had some scratches on it. Couldn't believe the difference after scanning using the restore color and Digital ICE feature! Other than that I have not tried any other features, but was very impressed with how easy it was to get a great reproduction of this family treasure!!
July 10, 2014
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
Got a great deal, got it fast, got it hooked up and working quick. Only 2 problems-
1 - OCR software interface with MS Office Suite 2013, resolved easily with removal of OCR software. Now no OCR scan available, but I don't usually use that and can use in on another computer with earlier version of MS Office Suite.
2 - Manual did not clearly list my "multiple photo scan" issue, but help line directed me to info in manual. Just couldn't find it easily.
Works great, thank you for another excellent Epson product!
July 9, 2014