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One of the largest queries we receive is regarding “How to scan and digitize old family photos?”. So, we thought, what could be a better way to answer this query than writing a complete blog listing all the possible solutions.
Using the Smartphone Camera
The easiest solution is to use your smartphone’s built in camera. With the high quality camera these days, your photos should come out quite nice. Once you have snapped these old photos, you can transfer them to your computer, upload them on cloud storage, or put them up on your social media profiles such as Facebook, Instagram, etc, for the world to see.
Additionally, if you have a DSLR, or any fancy digital camera, that will work too.
Do you have a scanner at home? Or office? Photos scanned with scanners will come out better than the ones you snap with your smartphone camera. But you must make sure your printed photos are dust free, as scanners will easily pick them up.
If you’ve got hundreds of photos to be scanned, you’re better off buying a scanner (which of course can be used to scan other documents too). While scanners might seem quite costly, you should be able to get a decent one for somewhere around $100. Check this for instance. Amazon link.
Using Photo Scanner App
Another quick way to digitize your old printed photos is to use scanner apps. There are plenty of free ones and plenty of other apps that require in-app purchases. The scan you do from photo scan apps will only come out as good as the quality of your camera.
Some of the photo scanner apps you should try are Heirloom, Shoebox, and Google’s Photoscan. Photoscan is the latest photo scanner app, and personally, I love it. Photoscan produces high quality digitized version of your old printed-family photos.
One of the three aforementioned methods should be just fine to digitize your old family photos. However, if you’re not satisfied with the results, or you don’t have a decent camera, then you can always outsource it to professional photo scanners. That’s going to cost a buck or two though.
Spread Joy with your Family Photos
You have digitized your old printed photos, what now? Surely you want all your family and friends to take a look right?
One option for you is to create a photo album with 100 photos in it and share it on social media. Sounds kinda tiring right? Well, that’s because it is.
We have a much better solution for you. Turn your collection of newly digitized photos into a slideshow video with Picovico. This web app offers you an easy tool to turn your pictures into a video with nothing but few clicks of a button.
Here’s a sample video made out of some old printed photos.
To learn how to do it? Follow this link. How to convert photos into a video within minutes?
Since thanksgiving is just around the corner we also have a discount offer for all paid subscriptions if you’re looking to make a video with large number of high quality photos.
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