Most Efficient Way To Copy Old Photos
Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:56 AM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:58 AM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:12 PM
Yep...pay someone to do it.
Ok, I will be serious now.
mjd420nova gave a rather good suggestion. I had not thought of that.
You could try a scanner with an auto-loader tray, but my guess is that it would choke on a picture (they are more designed for auto-loading paper). I have not tried that with my all-in-one's auto-loader tray...and I would not even know where I have actual pictures any more if I wanted to try...I am sure I have some somewhere...
The other thing to try if you have a GOOD DSLR camera (might work with some higher end "point and shoots" or hybrid digital cameras too) is to just setup a small tripod with the camera on it aimed at a desk surface with a good macro lens and just retake the picture as a digital picture. I believe my dad has done this. It might take a bit of work to get it setup, but once it is setup, it might be faster than scanning. But, then it assumes you have good DSLR and a good macro lens (or it could be a good excuse to go purchase a good DSLR and macro lens ).
Posted 31 August 2009 - 12:50 PM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:41 PM
My dad has done that with some old photos to get them in a digital format. In many regards, it is easier and faster than a scanner...and if you have a high quality DSLR, it can be nominally just as good.