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Old 20-06-2013, 07:25   #1
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Looking to make old printed photos into online gallery.

Gi guys and gals, think its my first post in here!

Ive got bags and bags of old photos that id like to put online, i have all the online photo albums side sorted but wondered what the best way of actually digitizing them would be?

Is there any available for under £100?

Dont really want a scanner as there so big

I know i wouldnt be able to afford it but just out of interest is there something that is automated? like you just put a stack of photos into a feeder and it does its job? Like i said just wondered about this one?
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Old 20-06-2013, 08:03   #2
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You want to digitise them but don't want a scanner?

Photograph them?
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Old 20-06-2013, 09:34   #3
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No i just wondered if there were any like just photo only scanners rather than big a4 things?
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Old 20-06-2013, 10:17   #4
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Not aware of anything other than a flatbed scanner for doing photos.
You can get small scanners dedicated to negatives if you still have them though.
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Old 20-06-2013, 10:28   #5
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There are places that will scan loose photos for you:

http://www.iphotoscanning.co.uk/phot...-scanning.html

http://www.wescanphotos.co.uk/

Saves you buying a piece of kit that you will use once and then have it collect dust.
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Old 20-06-2013, 11:01   #6
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I created a simular thread a few months ago, still done nothing with them!

I did find places online though that rent out document fed scanners for about £80 a week.

You defo need a document feed type one if you have a lot of images, search on youTube for some examples.

For now my wife has just snapped a few with her iPhone and stuck them on FaceBook and there not to be bad.

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i would never use a document feeder to scan photos - the potential for multi-feeds, jams etc. is far too great, and the last thing you want to happen to a photo is for it to get creased, torn etc. flat-bed all the way.

you could probably scan 4 (6x4) photos at a time on an a4 scanner, set some time aside to get them scanned in, then split/crop etc. at your leisure. when i scan a lot of same-size documents on a flatbed, i set a capture area and a "multi scan" option in the software - i then get sequentially-numbered files all at the same x/y dimensions, and it's just a matter of swapping the document and pressing one button. you could probably do 100-150 per hour this way.

get your £50 scanner and get going!
if it's a one-off job, you could sell the scanner when you're done and recoup probably at least half of this back.

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No negatives unfortunately
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Anyone recommend a budgety scanner that will still allow me to have good qualty photos.

My sister has a old canon one that does have the negative features on it as well. All i can remember its purple coloured canon one.
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Something like this should do the job. Epson Perfection V37
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Try a local independent photography shop, many of them will offer such a service and although maybe costs more than doing it online, avoids the problem of losing photos in the post - plus the one local to me will retouch the photos as well if required.

It all depends how much you value your time, I am slowly scanning some old photos in myself and it is a very time consuming process, particularly if you are very particular about cropping and damage on the pictures.
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Re: Looking to make old printed photos into online gallery.

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I created a simular thread a few months ago, still done nothing with them!

I did find places online though that rent out document fed scanners for about £80 a week.

You defo need a document feed type one if you have a lot of images, search on youTube for some examples.

For now my wife has just snapped a few with her iPhone and stuck them on FaceBook and there not to be bad.

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Doing them one by one on a scanner would be quicker and better quality than someone using an Iphone to photograph them.I got a small all in all epsom that works well.

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Old 20-06-2013, 21:42   #13
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I've got a couple of Canon scanners that are good, one does negatives and slides (the reason I got it) - sure there's some way to auto split when you scan multiple photo's. Don't think they are that expensive

e.g.
scan

Or you could write a couple of actions in photoshop or similar to do the splitting and saving of the images.

I keep thinking of an edge scanner for one of those projects you never get round to!

or then started looking on ebay and something like this ....

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Not a clue if any good, but looks a simple method to scan
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I was in a similar situation a year or so back and found a great company that did them for about 5p/photo: http://www.mylovingmemories.co.uk/

I think I sent them 1500

As far as i'm concerned that's way cheaper than my time it would have taken me let alone the cost of the equipment (and I imagine the quality may be superior too)
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Thanks for all the comments. I think ill see what model my sisters canon scanner is and post back here so you can all say whether the quality will be good enough
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I was in a similar situation a year or so back and found a great company that did them for about 5p/photo: http://www.mylovingmemories.co.uk/
I'm in similar position to OP. Thanks for this link, I'll check them out when I get more time
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