I hadn't even noticed it when I started using my new Epson v550, because I was used to it back when I had the v600. But an email asking about it reminded me of the bug that was still there: the scanner would stop between images when you are scanning a batch of multiple photographs.
The only way to make the scanner go back to work would be to focus on the app, and move the cursor. You'd have to repeat this for every image on your filmstrip.
I wasted so much time because I forgot about moving the damn cursor! I'd expect to see all my images ready after a few minutes, only to find that just one had been scanned.
This morning, I got an email asking about this. I typed my response: "yes, it happens to me as well, and there's nothing you can do about it".
I didn't want to mislead anyone though, so I checked if that information was accurate before sending my reply. Good thing I did!
Turns out Epson has fixed this two years ago! How come didn't I know about this before?
For some strange reason, they haven't had the time to add this patch to the software, so you have to download a different file and install it after you have EPSON Scan working on your computer. WTH, Epson?
I have no idea why Epson doesn't update its software and instead they keep shipping it with this annoying glitch, but if you want to fix it go ahead and download EPSON Scan Common Updater v1.00+ from here:
So far, I've tried four filmstrips and it's scanned all the images without needing my interaction. Life-changing!
Thanks so much, Lukas, for your email! I don't think I would've known about this otherwise.