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
A wonderful tool
I have been using my V600 to scan a very diverse array of images: color slides, Negatives (both black & white and color) and a variety of prints in both black & white and color. I have examined my originals and the scans under high power magnification and am delighted with the fidelity of the scans! The interfaces with Photoshop work perfectly as well.
I was very pleased with an earlier Epson scanner; this one was a great upgrade!
May 1, 2015
3-½ Years Later
I definitely like it. It’s reliable. Warm-up time is short. Colors come out well. Can scan 4 or more photos and each is automatically separated into its own file. Automatically straightens each image (well, most of them) when the master is put in at an angle. Switching to or from the mode for scanning slides is not too difficult, and the scanning results are very good. Speed for up to 300 dpi is acceptable.
What I don’t care for is that it doesn’t scan all the way to the edges of the bed, and it doesn’t always detect the edge of a piece of paper correctly; it's slow in scanning with higher resolutions (but does a very good job); if you have to scan a large image in two parts, the greyshades in the two parts don’t always match where the two parts overlap; I’m not impressed with the ICE dust removal capability (perhaps I don’t know how to use ICE.); and the cover is hinged on the short dimension, so you can only lift it in an area with lots of vertical clearance.
April 25, 2015
It worked better than I hope. I have always had great results with Epson scanner. I would give a 5 star rating,
April 9, 2015
Good Product, but...
I'm using the scanner to digitalize slides from a trip I took 35 years ago, and it's doing a really good job. My unhappiness is due to not receiving Adobe Photoshop Elements with the scanner, even though there is a flyer packed with the product that says "The version of Adobe Photoshop Elements included with your Epson product has been updated. See Photoshop Elements help for details..." The software listing on the Epson site does not include Photoshop Elements, but ArcSoft PhotoStudio. I guess I should have checked to see that what I bought from the Epson website is not equal to the product offered by Amazon, B&H Photo and other sellers, where the Photoshop Elements is listed as being part of the software. I'm not pleased about the discrepancy.
April 7, 2015
Better than I thought it would be
I previously used an Epson Perfection 2450 scanner. Although the V600 and the 2450 are flatbed scanners, they do a reasonable job with film, the V600 definitely better. I recently scanned a 35mm Tri-X B&W negative at 4800 ppi (16-bit) and enlarged it to 11x17 on my Epson R2000 printer. The result was remarkably good. I just wish the V600 accepted 4x5 film, like the 2450 did.
April 1, 2015
A lot of scanner for the money!
I have scanned nearly 8,000 35mm slides and negatives with the V600 scanner. I have found it to be easy to use; I use it almost exclusively in full automatic mode. At 600ppi I get a 3600 x 2400 pixel image from a 35mm slide or negative that looks very good on a 22-inch monitor. The only complaint I have is that, after about 7,000 scans, the scanner began to put a narrow black strip on three sides of the scanned image. That doesn't detract from the usefulness of the scan, and I can crop it off with Photoshop if I choose. I have recommended the scanner to a colleague, who is using it in the office with good results. For the money I don't think anyone could expect more. Now, doggone it, I have to come up with metadata for those nearly 3,000 scans!
March 31, 2015
The scanner, works as it should. The scans can be adjusted for resolution, so you can get bigger or smaller files. I bought it for scanning color and bw negatives. For that it works fine, although it is suppose to separate the pictures (in case there are 3/4 pics on a 35mm neg.). Sometimes you have to separate them manually. The photo program that is packaged with the scanner is fine; i thought i might have to use my Adobe Photoshop, but the smaller program does all that i have to do.
March 26, 2015
I have many photos and negatives from my film camera days and was excited to work with the photos and negatives using Photoshop. The Epson V600 works great at scanning them and getting them into my computer.
March 25, 2015
Epson Perfection V600 Scanner
I am generally pleased with my scanner and would have rated it at 4 stars instead of 3 except for one extremely annoying feature.
When I scan color slides, the scanner will often truncate portions of the slide close to the edge of the cardboard mount, forcing me to do multiple scans and then use ICE to make a new composite image that gives me the full image of the original slide. I don't know why the scanner does this but it is annoying as all get out. When I scan something, I simply want the scanner to scan the entire image that I give it. I can decide later what I might want to crop; I don't need the fool scanner doing this for me automatically.
March 25, 2015