Pacific Image PrimeFilm 3600u for Windows and Mac
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- High Resolution Scanning
- Quickly Scans 35mm Films and Slides
- Extensive Edit Features
- The Most Affordable Digital Solution
- Compatible with Windows & Mac
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I have included my review for the Pacific Image Electronics' PrimeFilm PF1800U USB Film Scanner below so it might helps those who has this item and don't know how to deal with the bugs. Or you can go to the link directly and see my review.
Since I wrote this review, a little over 1-1/2 months ago, the price of this scanner increase over 200%. So it seems solving the actual problems works better than B/Sing and propaganda. And I don't even get a thank you from these people.
I purchased this item in 2002 to scan all the 35mm negatives that I have. The only problem is that the pictures that I scan comes out all pinky or funny colors. I tried using it for awhile but the awful picture quality was really annoying that I stop using it.
I recently heard from a digital graphic person recommending that you should acquire all your digital photos in RAW format. As it is uncompressed and retains all the original unmodified data that you can use any photo editing software to adjust to your liking.
Before the moment I heard it from the digital graphic person, RAW means nothing to me.Read more ›
This scanner is Junk! period- if you see it cheap? run away fast.
It cannot scan anything with any consistency. The Software is full of Bugs-regardless of updates. It has the most pitiful light source that can't illuminate through anything that has the slightest contrast or depth. It leaves awful scan lines-most times. It native resolution is probably closer to sub 1100? dpi. It interpolates pixels in blocks beyond this to worthlessness. It can make the most horrible noises and seems to shake itself off your desktop- Like this is good for scan scans (insert droll laughter) Like putting your record player on your 12 inch speakers!!!! I only bought this because I got it for new for almost free and thought? how bad could it be? Beyond terrible and embarrassing. If you give this junk anything above 1 star? then you have never seen a Slide that is scanned properly-period- You Have Been Warned.
I’m a retired photojournalist who is experienced with film scanners. We used film scanner for almost 10 years before switching to digital cameras. I’ve used Leaf, Nikon, Polaroid and Kodak scanners. You can find this Prime Film 3600u scanner used for next to nothing and they do the job if you know how to use one. I needed a film scanner to scan old family negatives and slides. My goal is to archive my family’s history not to have images for large prints. I scanned everything in 8X10 inch format and this scanner did everything I asked of it.
I was not able to get the Pacific Imaging software to recognize the scanner which isn’t a bad thing. From what I’ve read their software isn’t any good and I think that could be the reason that this scanner has so many bad reviews. It does work good with VueScan and SliverFast scanning software with VueScan being the best but the most costly. VueScan will work with just about any scanner flat bed or film. Once you buy it all you need to do is download the appropriate driver for the scanner. With SilverFast you need to purchase a copy of their software for each scanner.
The scans are equivalent to what you get with Nikon CoolScan LS-20 0r LS2000. The speed of the scanner is about the same as these Nikon scanners too. The Leaf, Polaroid and Kodak scanners where much slower. This scanner as with the earlier mentioned Nikon scanners do not have ICE technology so you have to make sure that the scanner itself and the negative/slide are as dust free as possible. With a clean scanner, negatives and slides I was able to easily remove what dust there was with the dust and scratch feature in PhotoShop Elements.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sometimes you have to go old school to get good results. Im an Apple Mac user. However when it comes to old slide and film restorations, I fire up my Windows XP computer (kept... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Larry S
I sent it back. It did not work and gave a yellow haze to every slide I scanned.Published 6 months ago by E. A. Cyr
Scanner works great with Windows 10 Pro. Took a while to get driver to work, but once it was up and running it scanned great. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter E Albrecht
Received a non functional product that had been returned previously.Published 16 months ago by Hometown Computers
I didn't hate it , it just did not work and was 3 years old and was old technology and would not work with an apple computerPublished 21 months ago by robnealy
This scanner is absolutely terrible. No support for Mac OSX 10.6 or later which renders the device obsolete. Waste of money.Published on April 17, 2014 by Sorab
Microsoft made the scanner and software obsolete with Windows 8...$500 out the window!
Under Vista, the machine was slow, but good.