Happy Friday! This week's topic is all about getting off our butts and converting all those old paper photographs to digital files. OK, I'm just kidding about getting off our butts, but the topic is about faster and better ways to scan photos into your computer. If you have a lot of photos to convert, regardless of method, I really don't think there are any simple ways of getting around this time-consuming and tedious task, unless of course you are able to hand off the task to someone else. But don't be discouraged, because within this discussion thread, ample amounts of our members took the time out to offer their ways of converting their photos to digital--which range from recommending certain scanners, using the digital camera technique, to even a few who mention certain companies who offer services that specifically cater to doing this for you - and that's just the beginning.
For starters, in the Q&A section I have selected a few featured answers to get the topic rolling. But don't stop there, there are so many great suggestions and experiences shared by our members, so give it all a read to get your mind flowing. And if you have additional methods to this madness, please post them to the thread. The more we can learn from you, the better off we'll all be. Thanks everyone and have an awesome weekend!
What's the fastest and best method to scan photos into a computer?
What is the best way to scan photos at home if I have
hundreds and don't want to stand over a flatbed scanner all
day long? I am thinking of starting a small business, but I
want something that can do a little volume with a little
speed, and I have found document scanners aren't set up well
for photos and offer lesser quality even at similar
resolutions. I can spend a little money on a decent option,
but I don't want to drop a ton of money on it either. Help?
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
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