My brother and I have been trying to find a way to digitize all of our family’s old photos (pre-digital age). With paper being so easily ruined by sun, moisture, heat, etc., we figure that keeping a digital copy will help ensure that we never lose our childhood memories.
After a long time of trying to figure out what is the best method of digitizing our pictures, we settled on trying out the Canon CanoScan 8800F, a mostly typical flatbed scanner with the added feature of being able to scan negatives as well.
The scanner is bulky (much bulkier than I was expecting), but it seems to work quite well. There is a digital dust removal setting that is very handy; I scanned the same picture with and without the dust removal setting, and there is a world of difference between them.
The last few days, I’ve been tinkering with different settings and resolutions. I had a lot of fun rummaging through old photos to find some good test pictures. Oh, the memories. Now that I am familiar with how the scanner works and have an idea of what resolution I want, I think I’m ready to start scanning all of my family’s pictures from the beginning (probably from when my brother was born).
I think I finally have a hobby!