If you want to get your old photos and get them in a digital format to share them with friends and family there are some simple solutions.
To convert old photos into digital ones yourself all you need is a scanner or a all in one printer (a printer with a scanner included). Simply get the photos and scan them. For sharing you can put the digital photos to a DVD or use a hosting service or a dedicated photo service like Picasa from Google. Many people prefer to share the photos via social media sites – Facebook is the most popular choice.
Scanning the photos yourself can be time consuming and this is why lots of people use a photo scanning service.
The usage of a photo scanning service is simple:
- you send them the materials you want scanned: photos in boxes, albums, loose piles, envelopes, or carousels
- they scan them for you and you review the digital photos and pay only for the ones you want
- after selecting what you want it is easy to share them because most services offer a one click share. This means you select what you want to share and click o button and the photos will be shared (published) on their server
The prices for photo scanning services are affordable. One scan will cost you just 28¢ and they include free photo hosting and will give you a free DVD with the digital photos.
Plus most of the services will offer a photo correction if need it. If the photo is poor quality their experts can correct it and make it look good.