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  • Epson 2450 scanner?

    Since my current scanner died, I've been researching possible replacement scanners and have pretty much settled on the Epson 2450 - unless someone gives me a good reason not to! From what I can tell, everyone who's talked about their 2450 on RetouchPRO has been really happy with it. I'm just wondering if there's any "gotchas" that I should be aware of?

    Thanks, Jeanie

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    I have the 1650 photo and I love it. The only problem I have with it and I don't find it a big problem, is that it doesn't have a way to turn it off. It basically sleeps. I can't say if it's the same for the 2450 or if that's a problem for you. As Epson products go, I would buy any Epson with no hesitation. I think they make excellent products.
    DJ

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    • #3
      The 2450 does have an on/of switch. For the price, it's the one of the best flatbeds out there and I would recommend it with no hesitation. The only problems I had was having to reboot twice to get the firewire connection to work (works like a charm now!) and, when I first started scanning slides, they had a slight Magenta cast. I started using the Silverfast LE software that comes with the scanner...that cleared up most of my color casts!

      It's a fantastic scanner!

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      • #4
        I love mine and I haven't found any gotchas yet. I also like the smart panel software that comes with it as I use my scanner for multiple functions.

        The EPSON Smart Panel is the control center for your scanner. Whether you wish to copy, e-mail, scan, print, fax, or use the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, etc., EPSON Smart Panel will interface quickly and easily with the connected devices and bring out the best in your work.

        Once EPSON Smart Panel is open, you may access each of the solutions by clicking on its icon. As you move your mouse over the icons in the EPSON Smart Panel, a quick guide will appear in the Guide area at the right.

        You can also customize EPSON Smart Panel to launch the solution of your choice when you press the Start button on the Scanner. The solution will run with minimum or no prompting.


        ENJOY!
        -T

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone. I ordered it today - and it can't get here too soon!!!

          Jeanie

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          • #6
            Don't forget to update us when your new toy arrives. Love to hear how you like or don't like it.
            DJ

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            • #7
              Have no fear DJ. I can't think of anyone else to talk to about my new toy who would actually appreciate it like you all would!
              Jeanie

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              • #8
                An "out of the box" review would be cool. If you're feeling up to it, I can post it in the reviews section, or you can post it here as you feel like it.
                Learn by teaching
                Take responsibility for learning

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                • #9
                  "Out of the box review" meaning how easy it is to set up and get working, my first impressions, etc? I think I can do that...
                  Jeanie

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                  • #10
                    Excellent I'll let you decide whether it should appear in our Reviews section or if you'd like to post it in our forums.
                    Learn by teaching
                    Take responsibility for learning

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                    • #11
                      Still waiting for that shipment Jeanie?

                      I think Chris H said something about having to wait forever to get his 2450 as well...must be a world wide shortage.

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                      • #12
                        There is in the UK Greg my normal supplier who usually has the latest models has been only able to get small numbers and all are on pre-order. At this rate the 2450 will have been replaced !!

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I'm still waiting. Latest word is that it will arrive at the store June 10. I don't really have high hopes of that though.

                          Believe me, you'll KNOW when I get it!

                          Jeanie

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                          • #14
                            Hi all,

                            I've just bought the Epson 2450 from Dabs.com here in the UK (their depot is 1 mile away).

                            I found it a breeze to setup. Because I use WinXP on both of my PC's I checked before purchase re it's compatibility. The Epson TWAIN driver was on their web site so I downloaded it, installed the driver and connected a firewire cable.

                            Within 5 minutes from opening the box I was scanning in a 645 colour slide with amazing results.

                            The auto mode is in itself impressive and the driver allows people to access the advanced mode where colour, rotation, size., etc., can be pre-determined.

                            As to its performance I have not crits whatsoever but why do our Stateside cousins get extra software? Another example of "Rip-Off Britain"?

                            Cheers,
                            Barry

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Barry

                              As to its performance I have not crits whatsoever but why do our Stateside cousins get extra software? Another example of "Rip-Off Britain"?

                              Barry - Are you referring to SilverFast?

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