I feel touched by the enthusiasm of Save Your Photos initiative to preserve life’s irreplaceable photo and video collection, and felt urged to let my family’s memories continue, using the latest technology to digitally convert these photos.
However, I didn’t realize there are quite a few challenges until I started to turn the thoughts to action.
Google PhotoScan app claims to be a scanner from the future and lets your photos look better than ever. If you want to retake your old photos with your phone, Google PhotoScan app can be a good choice. You need some skills though. In this post DigiDaddy shares how he uses PhotoScan to do good retakes with step-by-step demonstration.
There are a few options to digitize your family photos. Retake with a smart phone? Pay a photography store to do this for you? Purchase a scanner and scan them yourself at home? Which method is best?
There is no ONE correct answer for all people. My experience may help you decide your best option.
“A craftsman is only as good as his tools.”
After picking your photo digitization method, it’s important to gather the right photo tools for the task. There are two tools to help you to the task right: One is a digitization tool, and the other is a cleaning and assistive tool.
Preserving life photos is an ongoing project. In order to keep yourself happy and the work easy, you must have a plan, use the right tools, and the appropriate methods. Here are some tips I have learned from applying the WBS method in organizing my collection of family photos.
Can I begin scanning my photos? Not just yet. We must first complete one of the most important steps, that is, to gather all the photos, negatives, and digital images you can think of, then begin to build timelines.
Everybody has a lot of paper and digital photos, with each photo recording a life experience and mood. Nobody wants poorly preserved photos, except most people don’t know how to properly organize and preserve these precious life assets.
Everybody has a lot of paper and digital photos, with each photo recording a life experience and feeling. Nobody wants poorly preserved photos, except most people don’t know how to properly organize and preserve these precious life assets.