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Difficult to recommend this product
on 19 January 2011
This is the fourth or fifth scanner I have owned and it is by far the least satisfactory. The software is counter-intuitive and frustrating to use - it seems the makers have tried too hard to make it idiot-proof and in doing so defeated their own object. The previous LiDE25 (from Canon) was a wonderful machine with good software. Secondly, and more importantly, the default settings for colour images result in an 'over-exposed' and 'washed-out' result. This can be corrected (at each switch-on) using the tricky software as described above. It would be better if the scanner got it right without the need for user intervention in carrying out such a basic task. I have an old HP multi-function printer that produces subjectively better scans (it lacks the ability to scan to pdf, which is why I bought the LiDE110). If a prospective buyer intends to scan colour documents simply and to a satisfactory standard they would be advised to look elsewhere.