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What's *like* scanning on my phone, but without the phone? Or a scanner?

I have and use Turbo Scan on my iPhone. It does what it does beautifully--snaps a picture of a page, straightens it, compensates for perspective, and best (for me), takes the yellow age coloring away, leaving me with a pure black and white image. (I'm mostly scanning old sheet music). Are there any Macintosh apps that would do the same corrections from a digital snapshot? Reason: I have a lot of pre-existing images--high res, but they look like photographs of a page, not that easy-reading, clean black and white. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by largecorp on Jun 29, 2014 - 4 answers

How to best organize a lifetime of family photos?

Elderly parent has boxes and boxes of photos which are not in any particular order. Some are loose, some are in albums, and a few are on CDs. I have offered to assist in the organization and scanning of some or all of these photos. What would be the easiest way to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Bulk family photo scanning?

I'm trying to figure out what services are good for scanning a large number of family photos. We have about 60 photo albums, some with photos marked on the back with descriptions, and we want to scan them and keep them somewhat organized so we can view and print them. So I think we have somewhere 3000 photos and I want to know if these online places do what they say on the tin, if some are better than others, etc. We are in the US, California. What services do this, and how do I make sure I get the originals back, and the photos get metadata added to them if it's there?
posted by artlung on Jun 5, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I give my parents a lifetime of photos?

My Christmas gift to my parents this year is that I have been scanning my baby pictures using a Pandigital Photolink One-touch scanner, which scans individual pictures. I have been saving them to a memory card, and then to my computer. I am trying to figure out the best way to present this to my parents. [more inside]
posted by jenlovesponies on Dec 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for ideas for photo and document scanning, storage, and translation

Best practices for scanning, care, and storage of old documents and photos? [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Nov 24, 2010 - 8 answers

What are the best scan settings for archival photos?

Help me scan some precious old family photos! I need advice on the best settings to use: TIFF, dpi, encodings, and the rest of it.. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Mar 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Tips and Hints for the Occasionally Klutzy Erstwhile Photographer

A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
posted by not_on_display on May 12, 2009 - 16 answers

What to do about bad data appearing in scans of old photos?

I'm scanning old family photos and the scanner appears to be adding colored pixels to black and white photos. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones on Dec 17, 2007 - 16 answers

Family Photo Sharing

GenealogyFilter: I need a scanning strategy and general advice for family photos. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Aug 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Help adding photos to a manuscript.

Desktop Publishing-Filter: I'm assisting someone in completing his memoir. He has a number of family photos that he would like to scan in and insert into the text in various chapters. Help me figure out what we need. [more inside]
posted by papakwanz on May 7, 2007 - 14 answers

Family Photo Project

Family Photo Project - I'm working on a "How to" for a project to turn my family's entire photo history into a easily searchable, sortable, and archived digital collection. I would like some insight on my plan. [more inside]
posted by Mroz on Aug 23, 2005 - 8 answers

Know of a photo scanning service?

Does anyone know of a service that will scan all of your photographs for you? (And maybe put them back in your family album nicely?)
posted by k8t on Jul 2, 2005 - 5 answers

digitizing old photos

I have a boatload of 35mm and ASP photos that I'd like to digitize. The options I've found are either expensive or insanely tedious... [M.I.] [more inside]
posted by Tubes on Jan 14, 2005 - 12 answers

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