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.
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.
Over the last 10 years I have scanned about 2000 old family photos . Very time consuming with a flatbed scanner. I needed something a lot faster to continue my project in finishing digitizing the family photos. The Plustek e-Photo was in my price range. The scans to my eye were right on. You can easily scan 1000 photos in an afternoon. Good machine!
I bought this scanner because I wanted to digitize over one thousand old family photos. This scanner is just what I needed. It scans each photo in about two seconds and is very easy to learn how to use. It scans to jpg or pdf so it can also be used for documents.
Scanned over 1000 pictures from recent pictures to 60 year old black and white and very very pleased with the quality. Unit is fast, two seconds a picture and not one picture jammed.
ePhoto is very easy to use, simply drop the photo through and it gets scanned. However, if you’re a little bit picky about the image, ePhoto has built in a lot of powerful features for further editing. And if you want to share the photo file to popular social media, ePhoto can also do it!