How Do I Scan My Old Photographs

Photo Scanning

Photos to DVD

Inheriting old photographs is a great reminder of our story through life and most of us will one day keep our parents printed memories.

What do you do with them?

If you are considering to scan these photos, here are some options for you to choose.

Using a Flatbed Scanner for Old Photographs

I highly recommend the Epson Scanners if you choose to do the scanning yourself. You will be able to take control of the organising and sorting of all your photos. But … it does take time to scan and if you have hundreds or thousands of old photographs, it becomes a huge time consuming projects. Most photographs can be scanned at 600 dpi.

Note: dpi is dots per inch and it is the resolution of the scan. Usually the higher the resolution the better. But with scanning photographs, 600 dpi is used. You don’t need to go any higher because the image won’t get any sharper. All you will be doing is creating larger files.

Professional Bulk Scanning

photos in a boxIf you have 500 or more photographs to scan, it would be wise to have it professionally scanned to save you time.

Technology for high speed scanning is available and you may wish to take advantage of this service. Many professionals use high speed scanners for bulk photos and the cost to you is kept low. The cost for bulk scanning can range from $180 to $300 for a range of 500 to 1,000 single photos. It may cost more if your photos have to be removed from albums. The equipment used is the Kodak PS50 which allows you to scan 1,000s of photos.

There you go, you have a choice of scanning your own photos or hiring a professional to do the work for you. The difference for you is a professional will save you precious time and the cost is kept low.

If you would like to discuss our bulk scanning services, call me now, Alison on 07 3103 9438.

About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories.