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Best way to digitize old photos?
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Claudia asks via Instagram:
Can you please recommend an app to take pics of old pics to make digital files?
If you have a bunch of photos, it's well worth it.
Otherwise, I like PhotoScan by Google. It is also available for iOS and Android. It works well and is free for as many pictures as you want. It also works well with pictures that are already in frames. So, if you're at a relative's house, you can just digitize photos they might have on the wall. The only issue with PhotoScan is that it hasn't been updated in a while. But it still works.
Finally, if you don't feel like scanning in all your pictures with your phone, I recommend sending them away. The service I like and used for mine is ScanMyPhotos.com. I know, it's tough to think about putting your precious photos in the mail, but most of the time it's perfectly safe. If you live near their Irvine, CA offices, you can drop them off if that makes you feel better.
Ok, there you have it. A few ways to get those photos digitized! When you're finished, get them in the cloud for safekeeping!
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