If you’re like most of us, you’ve got boxes of great old photos gathering dust in your attic, basement, or spare-room closet. You know: Pics of five-year-olds who are heading off to college this year. Vintage black and white deckle-edge snapshots passed along to you by your shutterbug grandpa. And the slides! Oh, the slides.
All those images are patiently waiting for you to set them free in a beautiful book made by you. So, human nature being what it is, how do you get them out of the boxes and onto the page?
If you don’t have the time or the inclination to scan dozens or even hundreds of your favorite photos, not to worry. There are some good by-mail scanning services out there that will do the job for you at a very reasonable price. All you do is box up your photos, send them off, and you’ll get the photos and a disk back pronto. If you’ve got old photos that deserve kid-glove treatment, some services even scan every image by hand.
And if someone in the family is hanging on to photos you’d love to put in a book, make it a breeze for them with this excellent gift-box option.
Of course, we’ve mentioned just a couple of the scanning services out there. Which ones have you used – and which would you recommend?
So go for it – get those old photographic gems into digital shape. And while you’re at it, take a good long look at the hundreds of images on your hard drive. Then get started on your next amazing book.