"Excellent for scanning docs, but damages photos"4.0 starson by Newt Havens
Pros: Compact unit. Quick single or double-sided scans (single pass for double-sided). Lots of options for resolution, searable .pdf and .jpg. ScanSnap Organizer software allows for organizing by folder and additional tagging.
Cons: Editor's Review incorrect; can set to save photos as .jpg. However, correct aboout lines in scans and worse, it DAMAGES photos - they are permanently scored by the feeder mechanism (scoring now picked up by flatbed scanner). UNACCEPTABLE FOR PHOTOS.
Summary: Get this for documents; it is small, convenient, and comes with some useful software. Do not get this for photos - it damages the photos. For documents I give it 5 stars; for photos I give it 0 stars. Since I purchased it for documents, I am giving it 4 stars overall. The scanner quickly folds and unfolds (and still in a pretty small footprint) making it easy to accommodate on your desk. Note: comes with a full copy of Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard.