Need To Digitise Your Old Photos?
By: David Thoms
Quick and easy solutions to scan your old photos
Everyone has photos in that shoebox under the stairs or in the attic. In the days before Facebook & Instagram we used to capture those precious moments, have them developed… and then store them in the aforementioned shoebox. Now that times have changed, we are increasingly relying on our online tools to preserve those memories and experiences.
So the next question is, how can you digitise those old pictures? Those first steps? Mum and dad’s wedding? Or those embarrassing school photos?
Use a Scanner
The first solution is a little obvious. Using a scanner used to be the standard method of getting images digitised. Many modern printers have a built-in scanner. However, if you don’t own a Scanner, picking up one will set you back around $60USD.
But isn’t there an easier, faster way to upload your photos?
Yes! There’s an app for that
We have selected our favourite photo scanning apps below. We find this is the fastest way to digitise your photos, with specific features to help preserve the quality and details.
- Google PhotoScan: Available on iOS & Android, with easy-to-scan feature, Automatic glare removal, cropping and rotation capability.
- Photomyne: Also available on iOS & Android, Photomyne converts old prints into digital photos ready for posting on social media and allows for multiple photos to be uploaded in one go.
- Shoebox: One of the most popular apps on the market, this App is available in iOS or Android but gives you the additional option of tagging information with your photos. You can add locations, people, captions, and dates.
(Image source: Jarmoluk, Pixabay)