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    Posted: April 05 2017 at 08:17
So I am looking to digitize my massive old collection of photos (long overdue) and I was wondering... has anyone ever tried or knows of a good photo scanning service? Where you send them a box and they return it with a CD or something.
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They're all overpriced, do it yourself. If they're prints and not slides, you get acceptable quality on pretty much any scanner.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2017 at 12:16
Vomps is right.  You will save buttloads of cash if you just get a scanner.

I've even done this with slides.  It's a crapshoot with slides, though.  Sometimes you can tweak them and get good results, other times not.

If I were you I'd get a scanner for the photos and look for a decent vendor for the slides.  I did have one I could have recommended but they went OOB a couple years ago.

Good luck.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2017 at 05:50
Originally posted by sky nogara sky nogara wrote:

So I am looking to digitize my massive old collection of photos (long overdue) and I was wondering... has anyone ever tried or knows of a good photo scanning service? Where you send them a box and they return it with a CD or something.
 
You're taking a risk if you're going to send them off to someone in a box! You're better off doing it yourself (although it's going to take a while feeding them into a scanner one by one) or googling for local services (ones where you can take the photos there yourself).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progaardvark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2017 at 06:37
^Some scanners allow you to scan several photos at the same time (depends on the size of the photos and how big the scanner bed is). My five-year old Hewlett Packard can do this and I only paid $50 for this scanner. It's dependent on the software that comes with the scanner. If the software is incapable of doing this, any graphics editing software should have the capability of copying each photo out of the scan (albeit this takes longer).
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