Old photo scanning

@iDivision (1414)
Latvia
October 14, 2010 12:43am CST
When i moved to my new appartaments about two years ago i found huge collection of my own old photots. Most of them was black-white photos made with oldschool Zenit camera. Some where younger generation photos printed from old digital camras. but i dont have any photographic film or digital copies of those photos, so i deciced to scan them. Believe or not but it took me several months of hard work to scan, then crop and save those photos on PC. And now i am happy that i can view photos from my childhood digitaly and share with my friends and family. Now i would like to give some advices. 1. If your printed photos are arranged into albums with about 3-4 photos per album page then dont take them our, but scan whole album page and cut out photos later from scanned file. select, cut them out and save into new files for one file for one photography. 2. If you are not super talanted photo designer then save or scan your photos in .jpg/.jpeg file format. Thus you will save a lot of your disc space and photos will be faster editable. .Tif/.Tiff and the rest high quality files are for those who wants more than just scan and save old photos for nice memories. 3. After you scanned photo album dont put down album anywhere. You will still need it to rename your scanned photos with events and names, years what was written under your photos. Do you scan your old photos?
1 response
@pecito (304)
• Bulgaria
14 Oct 10
I am keen on photography,and I find your advice very useful.Thanks.Yes,I do scan my black- and- white old photos,coz they keep our family history,my grandparents,the old simple way of living,that is inevitably gone forever.At least I wanna keep this history in my pics,but they were rather torn and yellow,that's why I scanned all.
@iDivision (1414)
• Latvia
14 Oct 10
From about 50Gb of photo space on my PC there is about 15Gb used by old scanned photos. There is a lot more photos i am planning to scan soon :)