There are directions for it. It is actually quite easy to use, many of the options are set-up, such as film type and intended print size, you just run through and adjust them to your needs. Many don't need to be reset once you have done this. The actual scan can be adjusted before being made after the low-res pre-scan has been seen. It is quite intuitive in reality. Final adjustments can be made post-scan in an image editing programme as per output from your digital camera. Scanned pictures from film have a rather different look to those that are digitally originated. As I think I have already mentioned I find they need a greater amount of sharpening applied than images from a digital camera.