Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacobian 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cricketts Amazing
I have had this product for a number of years and it is beyond faithful. I use it to scan and edit both black and white and color. the unit produces excellent color and detail with a minimum of adjustments
I this unit collops tonight, I would order another in the morning.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CANDEX Very Good Scanner
I love this scanner. It is fast and requires no warm-up time. The color correction and ICE technology is almost excellent. I got very good photographs from my old 126 and 35mm negatives. The software took out many of the defects. I wish they had included the manual.
April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by outerbank Works Great
Completed several hundred 35mm and 35mm negative scans, some that were from the 1960s. All resulted in very good digital images. Also scanned a few hundred color photos. Good, but not great.
April 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by sms Linux user
I bought this scanner to replace a Perfection 1660 Photo. The 1660 worked perfectly with linux. I am using ubuntu 14.04 64-bit.
I downloaded and installed iscan-gt-x820-bundle-1.0.0.x64.deb before plugging in the V600.
I found the V600 scanner works with xsane and scanlite but only in 8-bit depth. This was a big disappointment. Usually Epson is well supported in linux.
To work around the 16-bit issue I use VueScan, not a free or open source product. The software provided by Epson for linux is called iscan. Compared to the windows software Epson provides with the V600 iscan is very basic and not useful. Epson should provide the same level software for linux as they do for windows.
The scanner itself is a good product.
It makes less noise than the 1660. The scan times are fast. The lamp warms up fast.
I scan a mix of prints and film. The prints have faded over time and scanning in 16-bit allows me to fix the color issues. For film scanning the ICE technology works well for remedying dust and scratches. ICE is slow so I don't always use it.
I do not turn the scanner on and off, it sleeps when not used.
IF EPSON provided linux software as useful as their windows software I would give this scanner 5-stars. There are many good linux image editing programs like gimp, digiKam and darktable. Its too bad Epson provided such a basic scanner software as iscan for linux.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Astro Software does not work
The only way I can get a scan is by going to Settings / Printers & Scanners in OS X, clicking on Open Scanner, and using the built in scan utility. None of the Epson provided software can communicate either to scan or to test the scanner. I might be sending this back if I can't get it resolved.
April 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave Setup problems
Product works great now that I have the correct driver. I could not get the software to set up properly with the included CD. Also tried downloading from the Epson website and that did not work either. However, when I contacted the help desk at Epson they promptly set me a driver that did work. Have scanned over 200 35 mm slides already and am pleased with results and the interface. I am running Windows 8.1.
April 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inkaqueen Absolute Life Saver!
I have thousands of negatives both 35mm and medium format that I have not been able to print throughout the years. Some are personal, but the majority of my negatives are professional works I've had in galleries. The Espon V600 scanned my images with absolute clarity and resolution beyond my expectations. I am absolutely grateful I bought this scanner. My PC died 2 days ago and just bought an iMAC 27" screen. Can't wait to scan my work on my new computer!
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by garwood1944 V600
I used the scanner to digitize and repair 2000 family prints and slides without any problems.
A VERY nice machine!
April 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Doc-1 What about Mac??
I've had scanners for years--back to the old hp SCSI Scanjet and Windows 3.1.
Recently switched to a Mac and bought this because it was recommended for Macs but the software is ancient and not fully compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan. Very disappointing. There were other manufacturers' scanners I would have preferred because of features but eliminated them because they were not fully compatible with the lates Mac OS. Thought the Epson was.
It "will" work, but not optimally. Have not tried all the features yet.
I would recommend it to Windows users, maybe not for Mac users.
March 31, 2016