This particular scanner's allegedly quite decent for the primary intended purpose of digitalising a couple of hundred of my old 35mm colour slides - with the bonus thereafter of being a good quality (but infrequently used) flatbed scanner for documents, photos etc. Alternatively, a local photo printing outlet will scan them at the rate of $1 per slide - thereafter, any visual 'faults' would have be processed via my PhotoShop SC4 as opposed to the software supplied with the scanner. The related uncertainty lies with whether it's worthwhile outlaying a considerable sum of money for the Epsom scanner in the hope that it produces a noticeably higher quality digital image than that scanned by the mentioned printing outlet. Accordingly, I'd love to hear from anyone who has had pleasing results with digitalising 35mm colour slides using either the scanner or a printing outlet of sorts. In hindsight, I could also trial the latter with a dozen or so slides and critically view the end result.