Scan and Convert Old Photos
August 17, 2018
If you think you’ve got too many pictures on your Iphone, take heart. You can easily delete, store them on an external hard drive or send them to Dropbox or ICloud. But what about all those piles of family photos stored in boxes in your attic, basement or garage? According to Mitch Goldstone, president of Scan My Photos, “The average household has 5,000 photos.” Yikes!
What to do? Even if you didn’t scan all of them, take a few special ones like I did of my mother on her honeymoon. Yep, grandmothers were once young and fresh brides before they turned grey. I love this 3x4 inch photo I found of my mom. It was taken by my father on a cheap camera. My mom appears impatient. “It was such a hot day when your dad took that photo!” I gave it to a professional photographer who scanned, enlarged and converted it into a larger sepia-toned photo. When others view it, they think she’s a model promoting the beauty of Yosemite National Park.
So don’t throw out all of your old prints. Sort, save, touch-up and share. You just might find a gem at the bottom of that box.
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