Need To Digitise Your Old Photos?
Need To Digitise Your Old Photos?
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Need To Digitise Your Old Photos?

By: David Thoms

Aug 15, 2017
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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.

(source: jarmoluk)

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)

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  • David Fergusson

    Great to see such sensible solutions are available Dave. And easy to access and install too! Too often the joy locked in those old moments lies unrealized because its just too hard to share them. Thanks for providing a way/ Once unlocked and available digitally you could then share them with your family and circle of friends on a Nixplay Digital Picture Frame – another great idea.