By lilac fan
from Osage City, KS on 11/23/2013
The V500 is easy to use. It has both a professional setting that allows a lot more input and a quick home style. The professional mode works very well when you want to have more control over what you are doing. The home mode allows you to scan quickly without input from you. The scanner does an excellent job of scanning several photos at one time and brings them in as separate photos. The Abby Fine Reader does a very good job, even with old obituaries and newspaper articles, of reading what is in the article. You do have to correct some things, but not many. The copier direct to your printer is a nice feature as well. The dust and scratch removal feature works very well, although if the photo is badly scratched, you will have to finish the work.
New Equipment so much easier
from Lakeland, FL on 11/11/2013
Been working with used equipment for so long. New v500 is so much easier.
Scanner is great, EXCEPT FOR
from Denver CO on 11/9/2013
I have liked the professional interlaces by Epson over the last 10+ years and this caused me to buy this new one. This new scanner is faster and the interface is typical Epson, great but only work in 32 bit programs. These interfaces are not Twain 64 bit compliant and won't work on true 64 bit programs that I have. See Twain Working Group's "Twack-64" program to verify this. I can only get the simpler interface to come up using a non Twain option and that doesn't have any option to get the pro interface. The "Twain Acquire" option window is blank on these programs. I hope Epson corrects this as I see this problem talked about all over the internet. Keith
from Pomona Park, FL on 11/8/2013
The perfect scanner with perfect results. I simply love the quality of the photos and documents that I scan.
from Boston, MA on 10/30/2013
I was the high school paper photographer back in the 70s when all we had was 120/220 rolls of B&W film. Recently I came across a box with hundreds of (hilarious) negatives. The V500 has been doing an incredible job of digitizing these negatives, and I'm posting them up on Yearbook.*** for all my classmates to enjoy.