Converting Printed Photos into Digital Files

I have over 1000 photos in albums and in envelopes from the printers which represent over 20 years of our family life.

Some of the photos are beginning to fade, or get moisture damage

I would like to convert them into digital files (jpg) for electronic storage to preserve them for the future

Does anyone know if this is possible?

If possible, how / where could I buy / hire the equipment from?

or are there companies around who do this in mass for others at a reasonable price?

Ideally in Switzerland or the UK.

Can anyone help?

Thanks and Bon Weekend

Ketan

Andreas Wiedow

andreas_wiedow

Converting Printed Photos into Digital Files

@ Does anyone know if this is possible? Sure. @ If possible, how / where could I buy / hire the equipment from? Scanner - all-in-one feature. Repro is VERY difficult for amateurs. For scans into my iMac (double saving external automatically done) I use an HP OfficeJet 4500 (was 49 Euro in offer !!!!!) which is a nice multi-purpose all-in-one btw. If your memories are precious as it seems . . . do 10 a day and you'll be done in 100 days. Name-tag them yourself immediately. Done. The most important thing might be categorization. External - even if quality service - often fail to do that. And telling the the 'how to' . . . you'd have scanned already 100 yourself ;-) @ or are there companies around who do this in mass for others at a reasonable price? What's reasonable ? Feed peanuts . . . Two ways of saving your pics: #1 - Repro-photography comes about 10 Euros/Picture = 10,000 Euros. #2 - Scans (10x15 cm in 300 dpi = 6 MB - 13x18 in 300 dpi = 9,34 MB) - 1,99€ up to 5 MB/Pic . . . 3,49€ - 19 MB/Pic . . . 9,99€ for 109 MB/Pic So even with a high-street shop that would come about 3,500 Euro roughly. I have a professional photographer at hand who'd do it for 5,000 Euro at a 'friends' tariff (Quality !) - In Germany near Switzerland. Pictures taken with a 36 mio pixel camera can be used to print 60x90 cm, copy significant larger.

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Mike Morrison

rapidbi

Converting Printed Photos into Digital Files

There was a BBC click programme that featured a firm that offered such a service including colour correction from fade etc. Have a search of the http://BBC.co.UK/click site

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