We bought the Epson Perfection 1670 Photo Scanner so I could mainly use it for scrapbooking projects. On the Epson web site we found a refurbished one at a great price that we could order directly from them with full factory warranty. We chose this scanner because seemed to cater towards people who were looking for a scanner to use mostly for photographs.
The features of the scanner are:
* It has 1600 x 3200 DPI hardware resolution
* It features one touch color restoration that helps to fix older photos that have faded
* It has a built in 35 mm slide and negative adaptor so you can scan in images that are on old slides or negatives
* It came with a software bundle that has photo enhancement features
* It also has high speed USB 2.0 connectivity
This past Christmas my daughter and I wanted to make a photo book of her life as a gift for her father. Problem was, the pictures from the first 8 years of it were on film. We spent an entire afternoon scanning each one of these photos into the computer with this scanner and correcting any problems we had along the way. The end result was that the photos we scanned in looked just as good in the book as the ones we took with our digital camera.
I have not tried to scan in slides or negatives yet but one day I hope to be able to tackle the big box of slides I inherited from my parents. Besides scanning things into the computer, we also use this scanner to make copies of items. There have been times we have needed a copy of an insurance card or drivers licence and it's easy to pop it on the scanner and press the button. I have been very please with this scanner and think we made the perfect choice for us.