I learned how to scan with it today. It scanned 144 photographs in a little over an hour and a half. Then I attempted to scan some negatives with it, because it's supposed to be able to do that.
Once I figured out that I needed to take out the piece of backing that was blocking the light from reaching the negatives, it did fine. That only took me about a half an hour. *headdesks* I is smrt and a colledge grad-u-ate, I is. Reading the directions a little more closely would have alerted me to what I was doing wrong. Ah, the assumptions we make.
Now, one of the cool things is that the pictures it takes from the negatives are actually slightly better than the ones it scans from the actual pictures. It takes longer. Much longer. So I'm still debating if I want to get the 15 rolls of film I still need to develop actually *printed* or not, or just have them develop the film so I can scan whatever negatives I want into pix. I'm thinking it will save me some money, but I don't know how much, and there's something about having the actual photos in your hand that somehow doesn't get old.
That will be something I will need to ponder. And maybe talk to the nice folks at the Walmart photo counter about.