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CanoScan LiDE25

Average Customer Rating:
4.818 out of 5
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10 out of 11(91%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for CanoScan LiDE25
Review 1 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: dave
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur

Not up to par

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
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Price/Value
3 out of 5
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1 out of 5
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Date:August 5, 2010
Pros: price
Cons: only for 32bit systems
This scanner works well with an older computer. Regrettably, I have a newer computer and this will only run on a 32bit system. Most computers that you buy now will be 64. If you plan on running this on a computer you already have, you should be fine, but don't plan on continuing to use it when you upgrade to a newer computer.
75 of 81 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: Jodi
Location: Houston, Texas
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: No

Great Product!

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
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5 out of 5
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Date:April 15, 2010
Pros: Compact Design, durable, Fast Connectivity, High resolution, High-speed scanning, easy to use
Bought it refurbished, had it 5 years. Works Great!
15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: LinuxScanner
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

For Linux users

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Price/Value
5 out of 5
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:March 1, 2010
Pros: Compact Design, Fast Connectivity, easy to use
This scanner works perfectly with the SANE Plustek backend. No configuration was required. It just works and should do so with every Linux distribution. It's a little on the slow side but fast enough to be useful, and is a perfect laptop companion. Takes up minimal desktop space.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: rootie
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Great investment

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:February 5, 2010
Pros: Compact Design, durable, Fast Connectivity, High resolution, easy to use
I purchased the scanner for the size and the ability to travel with it. It fits beautifully in my laptop bag. I took it with me down to my elderly aunt's in Florida and was able to scan all of her old photos while there. It was the best investment I've made in a long time. Very reasonably priced. Great job, Canon!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: Rick R.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: No

Good Scanner, Good Price, Good Software

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Date:November 28, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, Fast Connectivity, High resolution, easy to use
I bought one of these to scan in a bunch of old documents such as tax returns from the late 1970's.
It has a lot more features than you would expect from the box and marketing information. With the Scanner Toolbox software you can easily re-program the three function buttons simply by selecting the new function from a drop-down menu. I set up one button for PDF.
I bought this in November 2007 and have not tried the latest software.
The 2007 CD included software not on the Canon website. PhotoStudio 5.5 editing software that came with it is okay and was ArcSoft's latest version. PS 5.5 does have one neat "auto fix" feature. It displays about 10 alterations simultaneously so you can choose the best one.
You may have trouble getting the colors on pale colored documents (such as tax returns) to scan properly. They may look washed out or even disappear, leaving a white background. This is because the Scan Driver has an Auto Tone feature that defaults to ON. The Unsharpen Mask and Auto Tone feature cause MAJOR changes. You can mess with them in Preview mode. Run a Preview scan and then just select the various features and it instantly updates the image. One thing I particularly like is the Text Enhanced scan mode, for (black & white) documents with some faded text (typewriters, multi-generation photocopies, etc.) It basically leaves the background normal but darkens any text.
The scanner is about the same size and weight as a laptop computer, which means it can fit together with a laptop in many laptop carrying bags. It is mainly plastic and glass for the scanning bed, so it would need to be treated with the same care as a laptop.
Scan rate for colored images (tax returns) does seem a little slow. If you will be doing a LOT of scanning on a regular basis you may want a faster scanner, but may lose portability. Depending on the type of scan (color, etc.), the unit can emit a high-pitched whine. It's not REALLY loud but could not be used, e.g., while listening to a lecture or in a library. This is not a malfunction, it is because the motor actually starts and stops constantly to move minute amounts. If you REALLY needed it you probably could run the scanner IN a briefcase to kill the noise.
The Scanner Toolbox software lets you choose your output software. So, for instance, it scanned tax documents, generated a PDF and I set it to transfer PDF's to Adobe Acrobat instead of Adobe Reader. You can choose your OCR, image editing, and PDF software.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: RJ
Location: Houston, TX
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: Yes

Great product, great value

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
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Price/Value
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:September 23, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, durable, easy to use
The LiDE25 is a simple, easy to use, and quick to use scanner. Setup is fast. Scanning is fast, with plenty of options (dpi, color/bw, straight to PDF, multi page PDF if you use Canon's drivers). It doesn't take a lot of space on the desk, and when I'm done just set it aside, leaning up against a desk leg or shelved right with the rest of my books. Since I move it a lot, I have subjected it to a bit of use - it functions like new. The device has not disappointed me in 2 years of use...it is my best buy of 2007. The designers and engineers really got this design right. And for the price, it is an outstanding value.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: Kitt
Location: Redlands, CA
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

scanner

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Price/Value
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5 out of 5
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Date:June 17, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, durable, easy to use, Fast Connectivity, High resolution
Cons: Slow-speed scanning
Great scanner - USB powered flatbed - no cords or transformers to tote - no problems with any density of paper (or larger, ex. box bottom) to be scanned. Lightweight. Sturdy construction.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: Zrat
Location: Michigan
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: Yes

Great Scanner

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Date:March 1, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, durable, easy to use, High resolution, small size!
I upgraded to Vista 64 bit and needed to replace my U1220 scanner.
This is the third Canon LIDE scanner I have owned. This is the BEST little scanner ever!
Canon is #1
30 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: Cat Lady
Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Casual User
Product replacement: No

Scantastic

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Date:February 14, 2009
Pros: Compact Design, durable, easy to use, High-speed scanning, Fast Connectivity, High resolution
This scanner is easy to use, very versital, has alot of choices for how to save documents, and just does a very good all around job.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: PerfictStream
Used this product for: 3 to 6 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Date:December 8, 2008
Excellent in price, and actualy i like it, it can fit any were it is excellent in evrything
17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for CanoScan LiDE25
Nickname: Hemanth
Location: New York, NY
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

Great

Overall Rating
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5 out of 5
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Date:November 29, 2008
Pros: Compact Design, easy to use, Fast Connectivity
Cons: Slow-speed scanning
A great scanner for $20.... Easy to Use, Easy to connect. and easy to operate.. that's it
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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